Though meals tend to bring friends together, meals peppered with magnets can push them apart. Enjoy an attractive repast with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pub fare and drinks at The Dog House Bar and Grill in Maplewood.
Ingredient craftsmen at The Dog House forge a menu of hearty pub favorites to fuel local revelers as they bust moves to live music. The chicken-bacon wrap ($7.45) coddles poultry-loving palates, and the Fire Hydrant burger ($8.95) combines buffalo sauce, jalapeños, and pepper jack cheese to revive tongues that suffered through trendy crushed-ice diets. Sausage savants can top Nathan’s world-famous hot dogs ($3.95–$6.45) with cheese or chili to re-create bun-hugged Americana. Bottles of Sam Adams ($4.75) compete for prime, teeth-fenced real estate with draft brews such as Fat Tire ($4) and drink specials including $4 Crown Royal on Fridays after 10 p.m.
Live music emanates from the stage four nights a week, including "The Rowdy Cowboy Show" on Saturdays, a Jack Daniels–sponsored country-music night. The Dog House's myriad merriments make an ideal destination for building beer-based alliances or breathing infinite free air after underwater bench-pressing sessions.
2029 Woodlynn Ave.
Maplewood, Minnesota 55109