Alcohol and food go together like Batman and Hammerstein or a handlebar moustache and cantankerous panda bears. Experience a perfectly matched pair with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of classic comfort fare at The Iron Frog Tavern, located in Simsbury.
Voted the Best New Bar 2010 by the Hartford Advocate, The Iron Frog Tavern serves up upscale pub-style eats plus frosty brews and fine wine in a cheerful neighborhood destination. Diners can kick off a meal with tavern's popular wings, available boneless or regular in a variety of sauces including teriyaki, honey barbecue, or hot buffalo ($9.95). Sample house-made pasta plates such as the baked macaroni and four cheeses ($9.95), with tender noodles snugly hot-tubbing in a creamy blend of Irish cheddar, colby, and havarti. Carnivorous guests can sink their teeth into the house's special honey-glazed pork shank, slow-cooked in a savory apple-cider sauce and sweetly kissed with a flirtatious honey glaze ($16.75). Finish up with a dessert of hot, made-to-order apple pie ($5.95), or raise a mason jar full of Iron Frog's signature pond juice, a boggy blend of vodka, coconut rum, blue curacao, and pineapple juice ($8), sure to inspire rousing rounds of croaking in three part harmonies.
The Iron Frog's relaxed atmosphere and extensive menu make it a cozy getaway for patrons of all ages. Gather round the game on one of the five large-screen high-definition televisions, or woo a potential sweetheart on the outdoor deck. With a fully stacked schedule of events, including open mic nights, live music, and trivia nights, The Iron Frog is an ideal destination for a hearty meal, a hearty laugh, or an interpretive dance based on The Hardy Boys.
The Iron Frog Tavern
Culling its name from a miniature statue that was at the center of a bygone prank played by one of the owners, The Iron Frog Tavern is home to a menu of upscale pub fare—90% of which is prepared in-house daily. Decadent stacks of short ribs accent classic grilled cheese sandwiches, while signature "Nooks and Crannies" burgers beautifully boogle palates with a mix of beef, cheddar cheese, and crowning fried egg. Toe-tapping tuneage often echoes across The Iron Frog’s idyllic outdoor patio, treating ears to aural feasts as friendly servers package leftovers in eco-friendly containers and soybean takeout cups. Guests take in weekly entertainment, including trivia on Wednesdays, open mic night on Thursdays, and table-side magic shows on Saturdays. Those eager to assault early-rising appetites may partake in brunch served every Sunday.