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 $6, you get $12 worth of upscale pub fare and drinks at Mad River Bar & Grille.
Mad River Bar & Grille's chefs blend landlocked and seafaring comestibles into a manifold pub fare menu spanning three mealtimes. A Chicago Bull burger’s juicy patty lounges atop a butter-toasted kaiser roll as it tries on hickory-smoked bacon and fried-egg jerseys, unable to decide which one to wear to its playoff game against an underdog team of seasoned french fries ($9). Three mahi tacos ($10) and three pulled-pork sliders ($8) compile triplicate appetite suppression with a choice of flaky, guacamole-capped mahi-mahi or local Birney's pulled pork. Alternately, a menu of Sunday brunch items such as a pancake board ($7) populated by blueberry, chocolate, and banana batter disks flavorfully fill the space between lunch and chewing your pillow in your sleep.
A weathered wood bar speckled with colorful light from nearby stained-glass windows—remnants of the building’s cathedral past—sates thirsts with signature martinis ($8) and a multitude of draft and bottled beers from the drink menu. As they sip, drinkers can watch uniformed professional babysitters struggle to control a bratty, disobedient football on various plasma TVs and a 120-inch projection screen.