Burgers and beer go together like macaroni and cheese, yin and yang, and Iron Man and WD-40. Celebrate dynamic duos with today’s Groupon: for $23, you get a meal for two at Mel’s Burger Bar (up to a $55.80 total value). The meal includes the following:
- Two burgers (up to a $25.80 value)
- A half-gallon growler of beer (up to a $30 value)
Amid exposed-brick walls, wooden-beam ceilings, and black-and-white-checkered floors, the kitchen crew at Mel’s cooks up a menu of succulent burgers made from Manhattan purveyor Pat LaFrieda meat and topped with house-made sauces such as creamy horseradish. Duos can swap bites of their chosen handhelds, from the utilitarian original burger—stacked with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onions—to the Broadway burger, with swiss cheese, crisp bacon, and jalapeños sandwiched between toasted sourdough rye. Wrap hungry fingers around the Nurse Betty veggie burger buried beneath a mound of skillet-smooched onions and mushrooms and melted jack cheese.
Illuminated by the glow of a 6-foot neon sign bearing Mel’s moniker, the 140-seat burger joint’s bar pours 18 domestic craft beers which flow from 64-ounce growlers and into mouths to drown-out jabbering uvulas. Southampton’s citrusy Double White contrasts with the hop-heavy Ithaca Flower Power IPA, and Michigan’s Founder’s Dirty Bastard scotch-style ale complements patties with a dark, heavy finish.
Mel's Burger Bar
Mac 'n' cheese. Crispy bacon. 100% Angus beef burger. To purists, these might seem like three separate meals, but at Mel's Burger Bar, these three treats come together to form the Widowmaker burger. The chefs at Mel's don't believe in scrimping, as evidenced by their signature burgers, which they crown with rich toppings such as onion rings and whole fried eggs. The menu brims with comfort staples such as barbecue brisket, grouper sandwiches, and bacon mac 'n cheese all week long.
Upper West Side
Manhattan, New York 10025