According to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, humans cannot attain self-actualization without first tending to such basic physiological needs as water, sleep, and ribs. Achieve overall fulfillment with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of traditional eats and drinks at Brewdebaker's Tap & Grill, with locations in Dartmouth and Halifax.
Brewdebaker's Tap & Grill welcomes diners to steer hungry stomachs toward the modern interiors of its Halifax grill or its Dartmouth location, inside Sleeman's Brewery, to watch staff freshly craft their brews. Patrons translate a diverse menu into taste-speak with phrases such as sesame Voodoo sticks—chicken skewers bathed in panko breading and spicy chili sauce ($9.99). In-house smoked baby back ribs rubbed in apple-butter barbecue sauce form a temperate coast, kissed by rolling waves of slaw beneath a baked-potato lighthouse ($16.99). Battered haddock, shrimp, scallops, and fries tell tall tales of monstrous mouths while atop a Fisherman's platter ($15.99), and the jalapeno bacon burger ($11.99) heats hands with jalapeno havarti, maple bacon, fried onions, and a well-chosen reading from a romance novel. All burgers come with a choice of fries, kettle chips, or house salad and can be paired with cellar-fresh pours, including Brewdebaker's own ales or Sleeman drafts, which fill litre mugs for $7.99 on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 4 p.m.