Beer, like cappuccino, is brewed, topped with foam, and can often make morning business meetings more enjoyable. Celebrate frothy comforts with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare and drinks at Keg and Barrel in Hattiesburg.
Keg and Barrel’s grub gurus sizzle up a selection of hearty pub fare, and its tap masters furnish chalices with sudsy selections from onsite Southern Prohibition Brewery and from hop-houses around the country, earning the drink haven a spot as one of Draft Magazine ’s top beer bars in America for 2010 and 2011. While perusing the list brimming with 55 on-tap beers and more than 40 bottled brews, nosh on an order of fried green tomatoes ($7) or chips and homemade salsa ($5). Then move on to more substantial spreads, such as the traditional fish ‘n’ chips ($8) or a selection from the bevy of burgers, seafood, and salads. John Neal’s chicken and waffles, much like a Pop Tart–flavored Hot Pocket, fuses the tastes of breakfast and dinner for a distinctive dining experience ($7), and the Sweet and Smokey sandwich lassos together turkey breast, provolone, and granny-smith apples between cinnamon-raisin bread for a highly inventive take on a traditional deli staple ($8). The knowledgeable staffers provide suggestions for beer pairings, helping patrons to find the perfect complement for any meal, from the wasabi-crusted tuna ($15) to a bag of smuggled-in fruit snacks.
Like a grandmotherly brew maestro, Keg and Barrel’s bar and Southern Prohibition Brewery carry out their flavorful operations inside a remodeled house complete with hardwood floors and an expansive front porch. Patrons can nourish their brains with challenging and interactive events speckled throughout the week, such as trivia nights and Wednesday-night bingo.