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 $15, you get $30 worth of pub fare and drinks at Moon Dog Tavern, located on East 96th Street.
Moon Dog Tavern pacifies barking bellies with a menu overflowing with appealing apps, paninis, burgers, and pizzas. Begin food conquests with an appetizer such as the portabella fries, hand-breaded and served with chipotle-cream sauce ($5.25). Swaddle tongues in the savory house-smoked pork-barbecue sandwich, piled atop a sesame-seed bun and enhanced with creamy coleslaw ($7.95), or the monterey mushroom melt, a half-pound patty cooked to order and covered in sautéed portabellas and monterey jack cheese ($7.95). Savor a hearty stromboli ($8.50) or the mexican rose specialty pizza—a tortilla-thin crust mounded with a mélange of cheeses, spicy beef or chicken, nacho sauce, and fiesta must-haves including lettuce, tomato, black olives, and sour-cream-filled pinatàs ($8.95).
Patrons can betray their advanced age by doing flawless Lindy Hops on the eatery’s dance floor or asking a sociable server how she harnessed the power of fire to turn meat brown. Between pub-style bites, diners also bob their heads to live musical performances, scheduled every Thursday–Sunday. Take a gander at Moon Dog’s calendar of events for upcoming shows.
Visitors must be 21 to enter.