Eating authentically prepared food lets you taste the very essence of a country without chewing on its national flag. Salute global cuisine with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for $40 worth of Australian and New Zealand–inspired cuisine and drinks
- $15 for three vouchers, each valid for $10 worth of Australian and New Zealand–inspired cuisine and drinks
The menu includes a toasted vegemite-and-cheese sandwich ($6), a braised New Zealand–lamb sandwich with caramelized onions and mint aioli ($9), and a steak pie served in a bowl of split-pea-and-ham soup ($9).
Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub
You can pick up on it as soon as you walk through the door—the unmistakable twang of an Australian accent. Keep your ears perked and you'll hear the American drawl peppered into conversations, along with the occasional New Zealand brogue. That's because, as owner Brad Howe explained to Seattle Weekly, Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub attracts transplants and locals alike. A real Aussie pub is "a place to get together with your friends whether things are going good or bad," he said. And thanks to his bar, "Americans who might not have necessarily seen that before have really embraced it."
The lively watering hole is housed in the historic Carnegie Public Library, a brick building with cavernous rooms and a wraparound outdoor patio. At the bar, barkeeps fill glasses with New Zealand wines and more than 15 local and imported drafts while others blend outback-inspired cocktails. Tables in the main dining room fill with American pub classics alongside Aussie meat pies, vegemite toast, and gravy chips. In the game room, guests compete over friendly rounds of shuffleboard, darts, and pool. Australian knickknacks and sports jerseys adorn the walls, and seven high-definition television sets broadcast southern-hemisphere sports and videos of water swirling the other way down the drain.
What some people are buzzing about:
“Great food with a fun casual environment.”
“Good beer selection and a menu with plenty to choose from, including lots of things you don't see on other bar menus. Friendly staff and the fact that it is in what...”
“Good beer selection and a menu with plenty to choose from, including lots of things you don't see on other bar menus. Friendly staff and the fact that it is in what used to be a library makes it very comfortable.”
“Fun atmosphere, lovely staff, and the blueberry pancakes are pretty spectacular.”