Before sports bars, the only place to view eight games simultaneously was inside the brain of a spider. Achieve octovision with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of pub fare at The Dawghouse Pub, located on Wilkins Street. Orders must include at least one food item.
Channelling the laid-back atmosphere of a local neighbourhood sports bar, The Dawghouse Pub offers cozy confines in which to sample a menu of simple, hearty fare. Declare armistice with jousting partners over a plate of potchos ($8.99), crispy kettle chips bedecked with melted cheddar cheese, bacon, diced tomato, green onions, and sour cream, the condiment responsible for cooling tempers during the signing of the Treaty of Hubertusberg. Continental tastes can add an Old World touch to game night with the feta bruschetta ($8.29), and heartier appetites delve beak-first into a plate of Dawghouse chicken wings ($7.99), bedecked in flavourful sauces that count red hot, Cajun, honey garlic, lemon pepper, or honey hot among their ranks. Soups, meanwhile, prove a preferable belly-warming alternative to jumbo-size earmuffs in such incarnations as chicken gumbo ($4.99), a fiery brew of diced chicken, Cajun sausage, tomatoes, and rice.
Warm, dim lighting, a capacious bar, and deep-red brick walls make for a soothing den in which to wed fare with ample brews. Settle into a table or booth and enjoy an evening far from shifty garden gnomes and untrustworthy sprinkler systems of the outside world.
Dawghouse Pub & Eatery
Paintings of dogs playing poker gaze down from the walls of Dawghouse Pub & Eatery, presiding over the plates and draft-beer pitchers that clatter onto tables. In the kitchen, chefs sculpt 8-ounce burger patties from fresh chuck and bathe tender chicken wings in eleven different sweet, savoury, and spicy sauces. Canine statues, figurines, and dolls of all shapes and sizes pepper the pub, and personal televisions on every booth assist numerous big-screens in broadcasting exciting athletic competitions and attempts to break the world record for pretending to be asleep. Bartenders distribute mugs of Molson draft beer, which fuel chatter on a newly renovated patio during the warmer months. The staccato clicks of caroming billiard balls drifts from the pool tables, and trivia games test the depth of patrons’ knowledge. In lieu of parrots raised by commercial-jingle writers, the bar hosts live bands and karaoke every week.