- $17 for $30 worth of gastropub fare
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"Life is too short to drink crappy beer." "In wine there is wisdom." Those are two of the playful sayings a patron might find scrawled across the chalkboard inside Tap 79. But that board, which stretches behind the relaxed gastropub's bar, displays another key bit of information sure to interest anyone here—the rotating brews currently up for pours. With those special features and the permanent selection, bartenders at Tap 79 serve up some impressive numbers: 8 beers on draft and 22 on bottle, mostly microbrews from Belgium and the United States.
With stats like that, Tap 79 likely serves up something for any taste. The same can be said for the establishment's food, which ranges from small bites up to entrees the size of short ribs and the seafood catch of the day. Chef/owner Alfredo Patino and his team don't leave much to chance when it comes to these meals. Case in point: they cure their own beef jerky and blend their own burger patties with angus, short rib brisket, and chuck. Lighter eats include artisan cheeses imported from Spain, Italy, and France, which pair well with a glass of wine or a domestic cheese you feel has been too sheltered from the world.