A pub can be the most welcoming place to go in a neighborhood, especially if the local cult isn't accepting new members. Dine in good company with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Gastropub Fare
The menu invites guests to tuck into plates of escargot vol au vent ($12.50), fish and chips ($15.50), Guinness beef stew ($15.50), mussels in white wine ($10), and bangers and mash ($12.50). Draft beers include Palomino Pale Ale ($6) and Fat Tire ($6). Whiskey is the specialty here, and there are more than 200 options including Bulleit Rye ($9), Slieve Foy 8-year ($18), and Glenmorangie 10-year ($11).
Trees play an important role at Bar Food. They've given their wood for the knotty rafters that support the ceiling, the cubbyholes that make up the bar's Wall of Taps, and the barrels that aged the gastropub's collection of more than 200 whiskeys. You'd expect wood to frame the colorful paintings of music icons that gaze down on the whiskey list with immovable looks of envy, but they hang frameless.
Like a 19th-century dockworker's shopping list, the menu promises hearty traditional public-house fare—fries, cheese plates, sandwiches, shepherd's pie, beef stew, and fish and chips. Guests sup on these and other dishes at cozy wall-length booths or out on the streetside patio. Four and 20 taps keep beer glasses full and diners happily cheering for every chicken that dares to cross Wilshire Boulevard.