Like campfires, beers warm bodies, inspire performances of "Kumbaya," and prove difficult to create by rubbing sticks together. Fan the flames of fermented brews with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of spirited drinks and international fare at Fireside Brewhouse in Greenwood.
Fireside Brewhouse pours more than 150 beers and wines and features an eclectic menu brimming with globally inspired dishes. Placate parched palates with wine or one of a bevy of beers, including 16 draught selections and bottles of Rogue Dead Guy that await escape from their glass chambers. Diners who dock at Fireside's 50-foot bar can captain Long Boards, potato boats filled with smoked pork, queso blanco, sour cream, and pico de gallo ($8.99). Nosh on Nacho Mama, tortilla chips loaded with traditional toppings and redefined by the addition of Bloody Mary chili ($11.50), which only appears when diners chant its name three times. Fire-roasted portobello mushrooms and goat cheese assert flame-forged flavors in a salad festooned with pear tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, croutons, red onions, and balsamic dressing ($11.99). Retired surfers snack on the Dude—a half-pound burger smothered with Velveeta cheese and burger sauce and then battered, deep-fried, and garnished with grilled jalapeños and onions ($10.99). The John Hancock rib eye ($23.99) signs, seals, and satisfies, and the alfredo-coated Alaskan snow crab linguini ($16.99) indulges mouths with a cream-coated crustacean. Fireside also boasts six desserts, six children's entrees, and a late-night menu.
Fireside Brewhouse, which acquired its name from three fire pits stationed throughout the restaurant, hosts a variety of entertaining events such as live DJs and karaoke contests. Sports fans can catch the big game on HDTVs suspended at angles sensitive to every neck and most protractors.
During the day, the tables at Fireside Brewhouse might be packed with parents and children alike enjoying fried catfish, spicy pasta, thick burgers, and piles of sticky pork ribs. But at 10 p.m., the lights dim, three fire pits ignite, and the cars in the parking lot revert to their pumpkin forms, heralding the casual restaurant's transformation into a lounge for patrons aged 21 and older. At a 50-foot bar, tenders mix cocktails and pour more than 150 beers and wines, which complement the menu of American, Mexican, Italian, and Pacific-inspired dishes. On some nights, revelers join in karaoke or listen to a live band, while other nights find the beats of a house DJ inspiring feet to dance. Select evenings might also feature wine-and-painting workshops that let participants explore their artistic side in a social setting.
997 E County Line Rd.
Greenwood, Indiana 46143Get Directions