Praised by Mountain Xpress for having one of the best beer selections in town, The Bier Garden complements its many brews with a menu of dressed-up comfort classics. From the tap or in a bottle, sip on porters and cloudy Belgian ales while browsing the menu of sophisticated bar fare, ranging from wings in a soy-ponzu sauce to oven-roasted prime rib served only on Friday nights. Flat-screen TVs dot the space, broadcasting live sporting events or marathons of Suddenly Susan.
At All Stars Bar & Grill, entertainment is served alongside chicken wings tossed with spicy sauces, bacon-wrapped hot dogs topped with avocado, and glasses of beer and mixed drinks. Patrons play games of Madden on Playstation 3s during Madden Monday Madness tournaments, play pool, or flock to the stage to listen to live bands or sing karaoke.
A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.
While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.
Flickering neon lights illuminate the faces of pool players at Fat Cats Billiards, their brows furrowed in concentration as they hunch over the deep-green tables. Others engage in lively games of darts and pause now and then to cheer for a particularly good shot or steal a glance at the game playing on one of the 15 flat-screen televisions. After games, friends gather at the bar for frosty beers, plump chicken wings, and juicy Angus-beef burgers to swap tips on making bank shots or harpooning any sharks that somehow swam into the billiards hall.
Hannah Flanagan’s captures the welcoming the welcoming camaraderie of the Emerald Isle in its menu of hearty pub staples and more than 100 bottled and draft brews. While glasses clink to the sound of rousing cheers, fresh, local ingredients transform into Irish favorites including bangers and mash, Reubens piled high with corned beef, and mushroom-laced pot roast. Flanagan's also puts forth a seasonal menu of weather-matching fare, gracing tables with country-fried steak in the winter and sautéed kites in the spring.
Few things help you forget the cares of everyday life like a freshly grilled burger, the company of friends, and a game on TV. The Dugout bundles together all three and slings hand-cut fries, towering deli sandwiches and toasted hoagies, and impossibly hefty appetizers, all made to order. Patrons sink their teeth into roasted chicken, soda-braised pulled pork, and tender sirloin steaks as live bands croon on weekends or amateurs perform karaoke on Wednesdays. A lineup of 12 brews on tap, including local favorites, garnishes burgers, as a huge array of sports channels lets friends celebrate big football plays, watch buzzer-beating basketball shots from the edges of their seats, or shrug enthusiastically at a game-winning goal in soccer.