Hunger, unlike ambulance sirens, meningitis, and restraining orders, is not something you can safely ignore. Answer the mighty call of a bellowing belly with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare and drinks at The Rhino, located on 11th Avenue Southwest.
The Rhino slakes comfort food cravings with a menu of hearty appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and entrees, as well as a full bar. Pop in for lunch after an afternoon of shopping for an appetizer of chili citrus calamari ($9) accompanied by garlic peppercorn sauce, or opt for a bucket of bacon ($8.25) served with pure maple dipping syrup. Powerwalkers recharge with customizable poutine ($8+)—incepted in the Rhino's kitchen with veal gravy and ripe Quebec curds—that can be garnished with anything from caramelized onions to locally sourced duck confit to a certificate of manliness. The Rhino's myriad sandwiches and burgers ($12+) reflect avant-garde ingredient choices when paired with classic sides such as salad, soup, and yam fries. Hungry folk looking for a full-stocked plate are bestowed a trifecta of impressive entree ($21+) options featuring local proteins and veggies.
The drink menu provides a liquid complement to solid counterparts with a number of drafts ($5.95+), bottles ($5.47+), cocktails ($10.75+), and wines ($6+ per glass). On weekend evenings, The Rhino chameleonizes from a chill lounge to a hopping dance hall, so the footloose need not return to knitting class for a memorable night.
Thirteen Yelpers give The Rhino a three-star average, 62 per cent of Urbanspooners recommend it, and six Google Mappers give it an average of 3.5 stars. Review Blue users give it an average rating of 7.3 out of 10, and more than 580 Facebookers like the lounge.
- One of my fav. weekend hangouts. The line is usually short and the crowd is generally alright. On the main floor they'll have a live band or DJ laying down some good beats. – Chris P., Yelp, 8/11/09
- I had a burger with bleu cheese and it was probably one of the best burgers I've ever had in my life. They also had a great selection of beers. I was definitely impressed. – Marta, Review Blue