Pubs provide neighborhoods with a place to socialize and provide darts with a place to loiter without ever buying a drink. Fraternize with freeloading tavern games with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of pub fare and drinks at Bernie's Bar & Grill, valid at locations on Byron Baseline Road and Wonderland Road.
Bernie's Bar & Grill infuses a family-restaurant ambience with sports-bar amenities. Like secret-society-initiation ceremonies, meals are most enjoyable when begun with tantalizing appetizers such as Bernie's kibbi, which heaps beef and pine nuts into a cracked-wheat shell ($8.99), or the chickpea- and sesame-infused hummus ($6.99). Patrons can settle into a wood-trimmed booth and take on specialty burgers like the feta burger, an ambitious stacking of one half-pound patty topped with gently sautéed onions and a creamy dollop of feta ranch sauce ($10.99). Like prodigal sons home from culinary school, all Bernie's burgers arrive accompanied by a choice of fries, soup, or garden salad. While adults tango with drinks like Bernie's Killer Koolaid ($6.95), kids can hop into the kids' menu (ages 12 and under), which features child-sized finger foods like chicken-and-cheese quesadillas and grilled-cheese sandwiches (both $6.99). Fans can keep tabs on a hockey game or competitive shoe-tying match on one of the flat screens perched above the bar, and dig into pizzas like the garden-kissed vegetarian pizza ($10.99) and the tomato- and feta-decked chicken-pesto pizza ($13.99).
Bernie's Bar and Grill
Bernie's Bar and Grill answers the greatest question in life—"What's for dinner?"—with a truckload of pub food. Its kitchen cooks up something for everyone—barbecue burgers, Reubens, chicken burritos, falafel, torpedo shrimp, pizza, and steak. Though beer is in great supply here, Bernie's is equal parts family restaurant and sports pub. At each location, the cozy booths and tables where parents and kids share potato skins and sundaes are joined by a wood bar, where TVs broadcast sports, athletic jerseys huddle in corners, and pennants hang overhead.