For centuries, the neighborhood pub has served as a meeting spot for old friends, estranged cousins, and mannequins that have suddenly come to life and need roommates. Set a date with a nonplastic chum with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare and drinks at Off Broadway Pub, located in Brookfield.
Off Broadway Pub serves up casual pub fare and ice-cold brews in a cheerful, neighborly setting. Peckish patrons can slay recently awakened hunger-dragons with an appetizer such as a dozen jumbo buffalo wings ($9.95) or potato skins partnered with cheddar, bacon, and sour cream ($5.95). Hearty dinner selections include veal or chicken parmesan with mostaccioli ($9.95) and farm-raised catfish ($8.95), and the bounty of burgers features a taste-bud-tazing buffalo burger equipped with pepper-jack cheese and hot sauce ($8.75). After 4 p.m. human herbivores and a time-traveling triceratops can craft their own vegified pizza ($9.75+) or gobble up a veggie taco salad loaded with lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, guacamole, and more ($7.95).
Off Broadway Pub
Off Broadway Pub's owner, Rick Dahms, always knew his hot wings were something special. What he didn't realize, was that everyone else knew it as well. This became evident when his jumbo hot wings won 670 The Score's listener's best wing award in 2010, taking the top slot largely due to the heaping portions he serves and the amount of meat on the bone. His kitchen doesn't skimp on the restaurant's other entrees either, which range from hearty hamburgers and half racks of ribs to build-your-own pizzas.
Two flat screen televisions play the city's game over Off Broadway's lengthy bar, where bartenders pour shots of Jaegermeister, draft beers, and mixed drinks.