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 at Black Bear Saloon in South Norwalk. Choose between the following two options:
- For $15, you get $35 worth of dinner⎯burgers, entrees, drinks, and more (5 p.m. to 10 p.m.).
- For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch fare and drinks (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
A pub-style restaurant with a crunchy sports-bar center, the Black Bear Saloon lures revelers with its happening atmosphere, then anchors them in place with a stellar menu of sandwiches, wraps, and other American cuisine. More than 30 plasma TVs beaming DirecTV sports packages and karaoke on Thursday through Sunday attract a mix of vocal fans and vocals fans. The Kodiak sandwich tops turkey breast with melted swiss, russian dressing, bacon, and coleslaw ($8.49), while the Black Bear Cub Campfire ($9.99) lets desserters make their own s'mores right at their table, with attendant merit badges awarded at the server's discretion.
Black Bear Saloon
Black Bear Saloon may have all the wood paneling of a Wild West watering hole, but it boasts many modern amenities, including 33 plasma televisions that deliver sports from around the globe thanks to a DirecTV sports package. Cooks keep stomachs fueled for the action with a selection of wraps, sandwiches, and Angus-beef burgers.
After a game has aired, the staff dims the lights and cranks up the volume on the bar’s speaker system and turns the stage over to a live DJ every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. On Saturday, before the rise of the moon transforms the mild-mannered dining room into a dance floor, the saloon hosts the kid-friendly Cub Club. The club’s staffers lead tykes in crafts, games, and Wii activities, which gives parents time to grab a relaxed afternoon meal or nap on the cool floor behind the bar.
80 Washington St.
South Norwalk, Connecticut 06854