In many ways, Pies & Pints is just what it sounds like: Australian-style pot pies served with a rotating selection of local beers. But here are some ways Pies & Pints transcends its deceptively simple premise:
They even serve pie floating in soup. Appropriately enough, the concoction is called a pie float. Soup options range from split pea to the ever-changing soup of the day.
Atlantic Crossing is a typical British pub, offering plenty of old culinary standbys and brews from both Britain and America. There’s also a full bar, with which to wash down the latest Seattle Sounders soccer game, plus a full weekend brunch menu to accompany viewings of the English Premiere League’s morning-hours matches. But even when soccer balls aren’t flying on the big screen, this cozy neighborhood hangout, with its dark wooden bar, offers a pleasant place to sip Irish whiskey or belly up over a plate of Guinness beef stew, shepherd’s pie and other classic pub fare. A sometimes lively crowd can also snack on American treats like chicken wings, pizzas and burgers, then wile away the between-match hours with some pool from one of the nearby tables.
The servers at Kate's Pub tap a dozen draft brews to accompany delectable pub offerings in a cozy, neighborhood bar that hosts live music and acclaimed trivia nights. Guests can peruse the menu to unearth starters ranging from traditional honey-barbecue wings ($9) to homemade hummus platters ($10), and sandwich architects can pile build-a-burgers high with unlimited toppings, including fried eggs, before devouring their creations during games of edible Jenga ($10). The kitchen's grub wizards also crown mac 'n' cheese with barbecue pulled pork ($11) and ensconce flaky fish in a tortilla's nurturing embrace. Bottled brews include domestic, imported, and intergalactic sips alike, and the draft selection quenches macrothirsts with microbrews such as Manny's Pale Ale from Georgetown Brewing Company and Deschutes Brewery's Black Butte porter.
At The Iron Bull Sports Bar and Grill, patrons keep one eye on their plates and the other on any of the thirteen big-screen and two projection televisions. Although it’s chiefly known as the area’s unofficial home for Chicago Bears expats, the bar claims to carry “every sports package imaginable,” showing games and matches from the NFL, UFC, NBA, and NCAA. Bites ordered from the pub’s menu keep fans fueled up no matter what’s on, with hand-pressed burgers and sandwiches that also double as erasers for plays diagrammed using ketchup.