Restaurants offer diners both a delicious reprieve from the kitchen and a secure environment that makes it virtually impossible for the dish to run away with the spoon. Keep your eating implements obedient with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get pub fare and pours for two at Black Bear Saloon in New Haven (up to $55 value). This package includes the following:
- One appetizer to share (up to an $11 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $36 value)
- Two beers (up to an $8 value)
A 3,000-square-foot pub-style restaurant with a crunchy sports-bar center, Black Bear Saloon lures revelers with its happening atmosphere and anchors them in place with a classic American menu. An extensive appetizer menu primes jaw muscles for a marathon meal with starters such as deep-fried mac ‘n’ cheese bites with marinara sauce or calamari tricked out with buffalo sauce and crumbled bleu cheese. Whetted appetites move onto belly-filling entrees such as a full rack of ribs—slow-roasted, grilled, and slathered in barbecue sauce—or beer-battered cod with creamy tartar sauce, french fries, and coleslaw. Diners toast to the recently confirmed existence of The Santa Claus: Deluxe DVD Edition with two hefty mugs of domestic brews such as Miller Lite, Budweiser, or Black Bear Ale.
The Black Bear Saloon’s lineup of more than 25 flat-screen TVs beam DirecTV sports directly into the wide and occasionally teary eyes of spirited fans. The space also hosts live music twice a month as well as a live DJ on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.