Bars 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 $12, you get $25 worth of pub fare and drinks at Mainstreet Grill & Bar in Stafford, Virginia.
The spacious neighborhood eatery boasts a plentiful menu of comfort cuisine, a plethora of libations, and rotating nightly entertainment in casual, lively environs. Belly up to the Mainstreet sampler, chock full of hot wings, mini corndogs, mozzarella sticks, and chicken tenders ($10.99), or alight upon the hot crab dip teeming with crabmeat and sautéed veggies in a spiced-up cream-cheese concoction ($9.99). The grilled veggie sub ($6.99) sates herbivorous diners with fresh, verdant ingredients, and the Smokin' Joe ($8.99) combines sauteed onions, bacon, and BBQ sauce on an all-beef patty.
A late-night menu features nocturnal noshes such as fish and chips bursting with cod and waffle fries ($9.99), while weekend warriors can nibble brunch delights such as the pancake stack ($5.99) or the Mainstreet frittata laden with tasty ground beef, salsa, cheddar-jack cheese, and sour cream ($6.99).
Knock back a cold brew or a flavorful cocktail while crooning a karaoke tune on Thursday evenings or bet your dinner in a Wednesday evening poker game. Patrons can bust a well-oiled move to tunes on Friday and Saturday nights with a roster of live bands and record-revolving DJs.
Mainstreet Grill and Bar
Mainstreet Grill and Bar’s 4,500-square-foot interior is charming in its simplicity. A dining area filled with tables and chairs on one side, a bar on the other, and a dozen flat-screen TVs hanging from exposed-brick walls are scattered throughout. The result forms a classic and unpretentious neighborhood hangout, nestled in the heart of the Stafford business district, and fit for families and solo-flying adults alike. The Freddy Award winning staff, bartender, and chef each play a prominent role in making every visit memorable, be it by serving tasty Angus burgers and fish ‘n’ chips, or always being up for a game of hide-and-seek. Patrons can pull a chair up to the full-service bar to munch on fried shrimp while enjoying a local brew, such as Fred Red Ale or Legend Brown Ale.
While they waiting for a meal, guests can work on their swing with Golden Tee Golf, or opt for target practice with a game of darts. A chalkboard displays a week’s worth of special events, ranging from Texas hold’em tournaments and Kids Nights to DJ dance parties and “Single and Ready to Mingle” outings.