Like cartoon sound effects and open-heart surgery, breakfast and lunch are better when combined. Feast upon a compatible combination with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for $20 worth of gastropub food during lunch
- $15 for Sunday brunch for two people (a $30 value)
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.
The lunch menu pairs three burger sliders ($7) or a turkey, bacon, and cheddar sandwich ($8) with the house truffle fries ($5) or tempura-battered green beans ($6). At brunch, chow down on chicken and waffles, sticky buns, and freshly carved turkey, or build your own frittatas or mac 'n' cheese in the image of a favorite city skyline. A bloody mary and fresh-fruit mimosa bar are available to wash down meals for an additional cost.
You could argue that, as a self-proclaimed gastropub specializing in "burgers, bands, and bourbon," Bar 145 is not quite a cozy bar and not quite an upscale restaurant. Or, you could say that it offers the best of both worlds. The menu appeals to refined and socially responsible palates alike with local produce, cheese from Zingerman's Creamery in Ann Arbor, and all-natural, humanely raised beef from Niman Ranch. The line between fine dining and casual is further blurred when the waiter arrives at your table wearing red Chuck Taylor tennis shoes and holding a build-your-own burger atop, of all things, white china. Even the name Bar 145 is a hybrid: the first portion points to its hefty beer and bourbon reserves, and the 145 refers not to an address or the number of licks it takes to get to the center of a truffle french fry, but to the ideal temperature of a medium-rare burger.
The label-defying hot spot is also known for its live music, tuning up acoustic sets, dueling pianos, and full bands from Ohio and across the country six nights a week. Bar 145's musical roots run as deep as those of its chef, Robby Lucas, who once cooked dinner for Metallica after its Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, according to the Toledo City Paper. The space itself leaves plenty of room for air-guitar solos at the 50-seat, oval-shaped bar on the outdoor patio.