When deprived of flavorful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of upscale pub fare and drinks at The Village Tavern in Mount Pleasant.
Renovated and under new ownership, The Village Tavern serves up a menu of gourmet pub fare until 2 a.m. in one of Charleston’s premiere music venues. Falafel perches atop tahini and shrouds itself in chopped israeli salad to hide from hungry birds of prey ($4.95), and select imported cheese and marinated calamata olives from Crete mingle on the olive-and-cheese plate ($10.95). The Buttercup Blue salad combines Rex bib lettuce topped with homemade Bleu cheese dressing, warm bacon, avocado, garlic, and herb croutons with grape tomato halves and a medium boiled egg finished with chives ($9.95). House chips are fried on-site, dressed with saba and sea salt, and served with house blue cheese ($5.95). Both the house burger and the 8-ounce tavern dog come topped with a merlot onion jam, pepper mayo, and five-year-aged gouda ($10.95 each), and pair well with a glass of Fat Tire, available on draft from The Tavern's full bar.
The Village Tavern’s recent renovations included a brand new sound and lighting system, allowing diners to experience live music as it should be, far from stuffy home-listening isolation tanks. High ceilings and simple light-green walls allow diners to focus on the important things: the tunes, the food, and deciding who should buy the next round.