Pubs 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 $15, you get $30 worth of pub fare and drinks at Local 002 Public Tavern & Kitchen on Richard Way Southwest.
At Local 002 Public Tavern & Kitchen, chefs whip up an eclectic menu of hearty comfort fare while barkeeps mix classic cocktails and pour more than 20 beers and nine wines by the glass. While dividing ocular attention between the multitude of flat-screen televisions above the bar, patrons can share or hoard an order of chili-cheese fries, a passel of spuds and yams huddled together underneath gobs of cheddar and short-rib chili ($10.45). Those who prefer their victuals bookended by bread, meanwhile, can opt for Local 002's 6-ounce hamburger with russian dressing ($11.58) or a cuban panini composed of slow-roasted cuban pork, ham, swiss, dijon aioli, and a single puff of imported cigar smoke ($12.10). Large appetites can sate themselves on heartier entrees, including a bacon-wrapped meatloaf with cheddar-cream sauce ($16.45) or beer-battered fish 'n' chips ($14.49).
At the bar, mixologists can craft a Manhattan ($10.50) or highball ($5.25), as well as dispense suds in bottle ($5.25+), draft ($6.25+), or tallboy formats ($6.50+). Not to be ignored or out-sung by their hoppier companions, oenophiles can sniff and sip picks from a selection of red and white wines available by the glass ($8 each). The establishment's sunny, exposed-brick interior boasts a bar and highboys of blond wood, accompanied by brunette stools and redheaded maraschino cherries.
A bank of wide-screen TVs casts light across the antlers of Bruce, the moose head, mounted on a wood-panelled wall by the bar. Nearby guests sip draft beers or wine by the glass, eating prawn pizzas with roasted garlic, or digging into three-cheese mac ‘n’ cheese with italian sausage. Guests can venture out onto the outdoor patio in summer, or take in live shows indoors while sipping mint juleps.
2 Richard Way SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 7M7Get Directions