Bars have become the meeting places of choice now that libraries, public parks, and desolate midnight crossroads are all under Prohibition. Enjoy a legal and delicious dalliance with today's Groupon for upscale gastro-pub fare at George Street Ale House in New Brunswick. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of fare and drinks.
- For $32, you get a meal for two, including one appetizer, two entrées, two drinks, and one dessert (up to a $68 value).
The chefs at George Street Ale House craft a delectable menu of gastro-pub fare using locally sourced ingredients, slinging hot dishes alongside cold brews and Prohibition-inspired cocktails to enjoy in a lively social setting. Jumpstart dinner with shareable appetizers such as the fried gouda (a $7 value), delectable bites of smoked cheese coated in panko bread crumbs. Warmed palates are then ready to take on the burger and sandwich menu's half-pound Ale House burger, which sits atop a brioche-bun throne and is crowned with smoked gouda and applewood-smoked bacon, ruling over taste buds with a meaty fist (a $12 value). Cooks sauté and slice proteins, veggies, and grains to make a selection of entrées, including the stuffed chicken breast—organic poultry packed with andouille sausage and drizzled with chipotle cream sauce (a $15 value). Balance out savory flavors with a delectable sweet such as peach bread pudding cloaked in peach-caramel sauce, which, like a true southern bell, rings in Eastern Standard Time (a $6 value).
George Street pairs its gourmet dishes with a rotating list of craft beers and drinks shaken by nostalgic mixologists (up to a $10 value), who offer bribes to uniformed crossing guards on their days off in order to cement a Prohibition-era mindset. Drinks and dining are commonly set to the tune of live bands or laughter erupting from board-game and open-mic nights, with a schedule of nightly events posted online.
George Street Ale House
George Street Ale House pays homage to Central Jersey’s cultural history while keeping up with present trends. At the bar, mixologists summon the ghost of Woodrow Wilson to relay Prohibition-era drink recipes, and in the kitchen the chef peppers hand-tossed pizza crusts with ingredients culled from local farms, along with garnishing sandwiches with haute flourishes such as garlic confit truffle oil and cole slaw. Additionally, George Street Ale House lures in revelers with live entertainment, including trivia nights, comedy shows, karaoke, and live music.
378 George St.
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901