Most states have made drinking alcohol at home illegal due to the proliferation of home facial-tattoo machines. Enjoy alcohol in public with today's deal: for $15, you get $35 worth of eclectic eats and drinks at Wonder Bar, in the Historic Gateway District on the lively East 4th Street corridor.
Wonder Bar delights patrons with delicious drinks, delectable gastropub fare, and the promise of frequent live music. The comprehensive drink menu boasts a meaty assortment of 30 beers and 15 wines, including selections from the local Great Lakes Brewing Company. Palates craving a sip of something stronger can patrol a list of Wonder Bar's inventive cocktails, such as marriage of red rice sake and sparkling wine known as the Sake-Tini, or the debauched childhood favorite known as the Root Beer Float (Three Olives root-beer vodka, Bailey's, and Coke). Channel the romantic potential of a retired Pog designer while drinking absinthe La Louche —served traditionally with water and sugar cube—or pair the herbal elixir with sparkling wine for a Death in the Afternoon.
Wonder Bar's food menu is served late and provides patrons with plates and pizzas ($9-$12) to share or hoard in a fanny pack. Dinner fare includes chicken drumettes served with peanut butter and jelly sauce ($8) and pulled pork served with Hawaiian bread ($12), as well as more-upscale offerings such as roasted vegetable lasagna ($12) and pistachio-crusted tofu ($14). With its lofty ceiling, low lighting, and warm-hued walls, Wonder Bar makes a cozy stop for the post-theater crowd in search of a place to hide from rabid theater dogs.
Yelpers give Wonder Bar a three-star average: