Neighborhoods value their pubs as a place to socialize, just as they value the ends of their rainbows as a place to find extra parking-meter change. Enjoy camaraderie at close proximity with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a dinner of gourmet pub fare for two at Barley & Hops Olde World Family Tavern in Temecula (up to a $59.95 value). The meal includes:
- One small appetizer to share (up to a $7.99 value)
- Two small entrees (up to a $14.99 value each)
- Two large beers (up to a $10.99 value each)
With 41 of its 250 beers available on tap, Barley & Hops pours a wide selection of suds to accompany its lengthy, European-style pub menu. Beneath the exposed-beam ceilings of the Old World-y restaurant, patrons succeed starters of gravy-smothered fries ($5) and scotch eggs ($5.99) with slurps of brews from Belgium, England, and Germany. Two flat-screen TVs in the main dining room and three in the ancillary draft room showcase sports, inspiring nearby diners to slam dunk small fish 'n' chips entrees ($12.99) into a neighbor's Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA ($10.99) to claim new ownership. Refreshing gulps of the Ballast calico amber ($6.99) balance out bites of the shepherd's pie ($12.99), whose beefy interior has proven to be the perfect tool for attracting angry, vegetarian sheep.
Barley & Hops presents a rotating array of events to its patrons, hosting country-themed nights with discounted, culturally authentic food, drinks, and accents. Arcade games and an Internet jukebox entertain guests into the evening, who might also choose to scoot up to a foosball table to hone a sport with more Olympic potential.