Public houses offer a relaxing social atmosphere for patrons from all walks of life, unlike beer gardens, whose shrunken-head-topped hedgerows send a decidedly unwelcome message. Frequent a welcoming watering hole with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare and drinks at BoomTown Kitchen + Tap in Brighton.
BoomTown's menu of simple and sophisticated pub fare showcases its love of high quality ingredients. Indulge in deviled eggs, which form a deliciously evil alliance with Tillamook cheddar, cherrywood-smoked bacon, and paprika ($4), or use your dining power for good with a build-your-own-pizza option ($7+). BoomTown's 10 in. thin-crust pies wage war against hunger with such options as nitrate-free pepperoni ($2) and cherry-bomb peppers ($1) atop BoomTown's rich San Joaquin tomato sauce, all finished in a stone oven at 700+ degrees. Specialty Neapolitan-style pizzas include flavors such as shrimp and prosciutto with lemon zest, red chili, and fresh mozzarella ($12). Like the healthy star of the high-school football team, BoomTown's rotisserie chickens ($12 half, $16 whole) are locally raised without the aid of hormones or antibiotics, and the kitchen roasts the birds on a vertical spit before finishing them in the stone oven for a deep, savory flavor.
Bright yellow and red accents cast geometric shapes against a backdrop of rich wood and lend BoomTown a vibrant, contemporary pulse unlike the average sports bar, making it just as suitable for watching the game as it is for dining with a date. A rotating selection of 24 draft beers, including Michigan brews, provides the liquid courage necessary to face the monster carrot cake ($8), and 19 HDTVs broadcast the game. Suds savants unable to pick their poison can also opt to try any four flavors in a sampler ($6 for four 4.5 oz. tasters), whereas refined palates can peruse the handful of domestic and global wine offerings available by the glass or bottle.
- “The pub features an impressive collection of twenty Draft Beers with a special emphasis on 11 taps exclusive to Michigan Breweries, as well as a full bar,” chef and restaurateur David Starzyk said. – LivingstonTalk
- Great place to go! We ate on the patio and it was just perfect. – OpenTable user who dined on 7/3/2010