Eating and sporting events have been closely connected ever since the Romans introduced food-fighting gladiators to the Colosseum. Play your part in the constantly unfolding history of ketchup-stained clashes with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $21 worth of pub fare at Crabtree Tavern on Homewood Banks Drive.
Featuring 22 TVs scattered throughout its interior, Crabtree Tavern offers lunch and dinner menus that boast a celebration of burgers, pizzas, wings and more, all choreographed by an expert team of culinary coaches. Whether seated indoors, relaxing on the outside patio, or annexing shingles on the roof, guests can entertain their pre-game appetites with some fried pickle spears ($5) with ranch sauce, calamari steak fries ($9), or warm pimento dip ($5) with fried focaccia. If burgers are your sporty fare of choice, engage ten-ounces of fresh-ground beef in a tavern sandwich ($8) or the brawny Down Home Southern ($10), served with a roster of fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese, and stone ground mustard aioli. Scream at footballers on-screen and fans on-site while defeating a plate of homemade meatloaf ($14) or fish and chips ($13) with your mouth.
At Crabtree Tavern, dishes are prepared in-house and made to order with as many seasonal ingredients as possible. Besides fastening their eyes to the fleet of large-screen televisions hovering above Crabtree’s black-and-white-tiled floor, guests also have the option of challenging each other to pool games, arcade competitions, and jukebox-juggling tournaments.
Pairing 22 high-definition televisions and a bar stocked with 14 drafts and bottled craft brews, Crabtree Tavern takes its sports-bar status seriously. Executive chef Scott Phillips populates brunch through dinner menus with American pub fare such as wings, burgers, and the popular Ragin' Cajun mac 'n' cheese, which is actually really nice, once you get to know it. Fulfilling its promise of sports, the bar boasts NFL, MLB, and NCAA packages, and also airs the English Premier League and U.S. National soccer teams for fans of the hands-free sport.