Dining out with friends can foster healthy relationships that might otherwise be limited to impersonal group texts or overly personal bathtime visits. Get a bite in person with a person with today’s Groupon to Thornwood Ale House. Choose between the following options:
- For $24, you get an upscale pub meal for two (up to a $56 total value), which includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $12 value)
Two entrees (up to a $44 value)
- For $49, you get an upscale pub meal for four (up to a $130 total value), which includes:
- Two appetizers (up to a $24 value)
- Four entrees (up to an $88 value)
- Pitcher of beer (up to an $18 value)
With a prohibition tunnel nestled in its basement, Thornwood Ale House recalls a bygone era while calming brewery cravings with a menu of succulent burgers and sandwiches to wash down with 60 domestic and imported brews. Two- and four-tops can compare homemade Lego skyscrapers to a mile-high stack of cheese fries, which chefs spike with seasoning before submerging the starch sticks beneath a gooey mound of mexican cheese and crispy bacon. A half-pound of flame-smooched Angus beef sits with one of six cheeses atop a soft brioche roll, and a pulled-pork sandwich merges hickory-smoked zest with tangy Carolina-style barbecue sauce. Decadent lamb kebabs are infused with mint and yogurt aromas, and the lobster club flaunts lobster meat freshly harvested from the melted-butter seas of Maine and joined by smokehouse bacon, creamy avocado relish, and basil-infused mayonnaise. Feasting foursomes can rinse uvulas with amber waves of Blue Moon or Stella Artois overflowing from icy-cold pitchers.
Thornwood Ale House keeps patrons’ brains as entertained as their chewing bones by hosting events every night of the week. Guests can pillage their information caverns with trivia contests on Monday nights, and acoustic performances on Wednesdays and karaoke on Fridays help toes tap to more than just the rhythmic chant of voices in their owners’ heads.
Thornwood Ale House
Handpicked fruit lend their sweetness to honey-hued Blue Point Blueberry Ale. A citric bite drifts from Dogfish Head 60-Minute IPA, named for the quick boil that pulls bitter earthiness from the hops. Thornwood Ale House's collection of more than 60 beers includes microbrews and imports that run from sweet to hoppy, from pale Hoegaarden to roasted-black Mother's Milk. In the kitchen, which remains open until 2 a.m., chefs forge a menu of dishes designed to pair with the range of suds. Steam rises from baked mac ‘n' cheese, pouring up through panko breadcrumbs and nuggets of lobster or pulled pork. Oil crackles around beer-battered fish ‘n' chips with the comforting warm sound of a fire engulfing a scarecrow with sneaky eyes, and blenders pour milk shakes infused with sweet spirits.
Indoors, TVs and vintage sconces cast light on orange walls and a marble-topped bar, and outdoors, heels click against a slate patio beneath umbrella-covered tables. The bar fills with chatter punctuated by the sounded of toasting glasses through the week with events including trivia, karaoke, and live bands.