Beer flights permit patrons to avoid committing to one brew, just as shape-shifting shoes enable clotheshorses to avoid committing to one outfit. Stomp out constrictive sip sessions with today’s Groupon to Fizz. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a beer-flight package for two (up to a $31 total value), which includes:
- Two flights with four 4-ounce beers per flight (up to a $22 value)
- One appetizer (up to a $9 value)<p>
- For $31, you get a beer-flight package for four (a $62 total value), which includes:
- Four flights with four 4-ounce beers per flight (up to a $44 value)
- Two appetizers (up to an $18 value)<p>
Within the exposed brick boundaries of Fizz, bartenders siphon suds for beer flights and invite patrons to imbibe four of the dozen brews featured on tap. Straw-colored sips of Boulevard Tank 7, a Belgian-style ale, bloom upon palates with a first wave of fruity notes before slowly ebbing into a dry, peppery denouement. Hop lovers may gravitate toward the New Belgium Fresh Hop IPA, a citrusy blend of three hops that move from vine to brew within 24 hours, or Dogfish Head’s My Antonia, a sweet, continually hopped lager harvested in collaboration with a brewery outside of Rome. Roasted and crystal malts infuse Three Floyds’ Robert the Bruce, a ruddy Scottish ale that surprises taste buds with hints of caramel and sonnets confessing secret admiration.
A succinct menu of small plates complements frothy foursomes, with house-made 312 beer bread with Tillamook sharp cheddar cheese spread, or french bread for dipping into spinach-and-artichoke-heart fondue. Guests can cluster around tables near the bar or claim a couch in the outdoor beer garden, which is covered, heated, and furnished with dartboards, TVs, and miniature igloos during colder months.
Open until at least 2 a.m. every night of the week, Fizz welcomes revelry-seeking crowds with a list of as many as 100 different beers and a menu of savory finger foods. Ales and lagers from local breweries—including Goose Island, Half Acre, and Revolution—join an assortment of beers from across the country and around the world on a quest to keep glasses full and frothy. In between sips, patrons can sample the kitchen's menu of 10-ounce sirloin burgers, hand-pulled-pork sandwiches, and pizzas with 22 available toppings that come from all five corners of the food pyramid.
The bar's 150-seat beer garden stays open year-round, remaining covered and heated during the winter so that guests can laugh in Jack Frost’s stupid face while enjoying the space's couches, televisions, and dartboards. Indoors, the bar keeps groups engaged with team trivia competitions and swing nights throughout the week.