Neighborhoods value their pubs as places to socialize, just as they value the ends of their rainbows as places to find extra parking-meter change. Enjoy camaraderie at close proximity with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of pub fare at Wild Horse Saloon & Grill in Port Aransas.
The home of "increasingly famous burgers," Wild Horse Saloon & Grill spreads out tasty pub fare in a building that previously served as a church and a community theater. After finding a seat, guests can grab a handful of free peanuts, fling the shells to the floor in slow motion, and check the menu for potential edibles. The Stampede burger's hand-pressed, one-pound patty of Angus beef is smothered in a slew of toppings including bacon, four slices of cheese, peppers, and chili and arrives with a heap of hand-cut french fries ($12.45). Diners can also blow their tongues' minds with a "somewhat famous" chicken sandwich ($7.45) or bite into the eatery's "completely obscure" fish entree, the grilled mahi mahi sandwich ($7.95). Thin-crust pizzas ($5.95–$17.95) can be ordered from a selection of signature styles, customized with an array of fresh ingredients, or quickly stacked into a pizza-cake in the event of an impromptu wedding.
Wild Horse's inner sanctuary features a full bar surrounded by high-backed stools for dining in casual comfort, as well as wide-screen televisions, a jukebox, and pool table. A Wii waits to entertain any kids who bust through the pub's doors, and the outdoor patio makes a shady place to sip a chilly drink before wandering over to the nearby beach to count the grains of sand.