Neighborhoods value their pubs as a place to socialize, just as they value the ends of their rainbows as a place to find extra parking-meter change. Enjoy camaraderie at close proximity with today's Groupon: for $23, you get one starter, two entrees, and two 16-ounce draft beers at The Ice House Pub in Punta Gorda (up to a $42.87 value).
As an authentic English-style pub nestled in the cozy confines of a late 19th-century landmark, The Ice House Pub whets dry whistles with 126 beer and satisfies grumbling hunger tanks with a hearty menu of traditional British and American fare. Dining duos can warm up for chow-off sessions by sharing a selection from the starters menu, such as beer-battered onion rings ($5.99), fried pickles ($4.99), or chicken wings served with homemade blue-cheese dressing ($8.99). Then choose a classic English entree, such as fish and chips ($11.99), bangers and mash ($10.99), or another duo ripped from buddy-cop dime novels. The cottage pie delights mouths in the mood for traditional fare with a savory amalgamation of beef, veggies, and gravy beneath a canopy of mashed potatoes ($10.99). Timid taste buds afraid of crossing the pond can enjoy a bevy of American eats, including the Icehouse cheeseburger ($9.99) and buffalo chicken-tender sandwich ($9.99) served to tables via flag-adorned courier eagles. Wash down pub grub with 16 ounces of sudsy brew from The Ice House’s extensive beer menu, including 26 draught varieties such as Newcastle, Guinness, and Stella Artois.
Housed in an actual ice plant constructed in the 1890s, The Ice House Pub’s high ceilings, brick walls, and 37-foot mahogany bar add an authentic air to this British-style watering hole. Patrons can watch the game on a 10-foot high-definition television before partaking in the dignified pastime of throwing sharp objects at 10 regulation dartboards.
408 Tamiami Trail N
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950