The alarm system was invented to safeguard eaters from potent chili after the failure of methods such as jaw-mounted sprinkler systems. Prepare for a sizzling mouthful with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of chili, pub fare, and drinks at Charlie & Barney's.
Charlie & Barney's warms empty bellies with chili and classic pub fare while its bartenders pour pints of refreshing craft brews. The menu of chili, salads, and sandwiches invites diners to pile their choice of toppings on signature chilis made from beef, turkey, vegetables, or hot coals ($4.95–$7.95). A separate bar menu whets appetites with classic pub fare such as juicy cheeseburgers ($5.95) and heaping mounds of chicken nachos ($5.95). Bar patrons can douse mouth flames with 16-ounce draft microbrews ($4)—including Mad Hatter IPA and Goose Island 312 wheat ale—or sip from a selection of bottles, well drinks, and liquors.