Neighbourhoods value their pubs as a place to socialize, just as they value the ends of their rainbows as a place to find extra parking-meter change. Enjoy camaraderie at close proximity with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of classic pub fare and drinks at Copper Mug Pub in Penticton.
At the Copper Mug Pub, an Okanagan Life reader's choice winner for one of 2011's top three pubs in Penticon, offerings from a menu of classic pub cuisine quell rumbling stomachs. Diners' teeth can dive into an order of beer-battered fish while fingers sculpt dining companions out of the accompanying french fries ($13.95). The Mug burger's six ounces of seasoned ground sirloin, sautéed mushrooms, onion, bacon, and cheddar teeter atop a fresh-baked kaiser roll ($10.95). In the kitchen, crafty chefs hand-toss dough, slather on house-made tomato herb sauce, and then sprinkle fresh mozzarella, chicken, banana peppers, and cream cheese onto a santa fe pizza ($11.95); four warmed tortillas join forces with either chicken or beef to form fajitas that can stand up to even the most intimidating of salsa nemeses ($11.95). Patrons chow down on eats inside Copper Mug's newly renovated dining room, where flat screen TVs showcase sporting events, and glasses of wine, tap beer, and bottled brews clink in three-part harmony to the groovy sound waves dispensed by a stereo.
Copper Mug Pub
Copper Mug Pub has been plating up belt-loosening eats since 1974, making Okanagan Life Magazine's top three pubs in 2011. Copper Mug claims to be among the oldest pubs in British Columbia, competing with younger pubs by sporting an 80-inch LCD TV, hosting stand up comedians, and never accepting help when crossing a busy street. The menu's over-the-top Mug burger entertains and satisfies with an outlandish combination of fried mushrooms, bacon, and a fried egg. Fridays at the pub feature music games, and on Monday nights, guests gather with their clubs and ketchup-stained plaid pants for the golf league.
409-1301 Main St.
Penticton, British Columbia V2A 5E9