Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Pub - The Secret Is Out

Friday evening our Dads Group got together for an evening of good cheer and theological discourse. This monthly gathering is usually held at The Pub. We always sit in the so-called non-smoking section and typically have the place mostly to ourselves. This weekend when the first four of us arrived we ended up getting the last available table. I asked the waitress if they were giving something away and she replied that they were "reviewed in the paper." The Free-Lance Star has let the cat out of the bag. A good review last week was the cause of the evening's crowd.

The Pub features excellent "pub grub". The burgers are the main attraction, but the fish and chips platter is another popular selection. However, don't expect a late night meal as the kitchen closes at 9:30PM even on weekends. The tap list consists of some macros, a couple of "irish" beers, along with a few craft beers. They do keep a Sam Adams seasonal on hand, and also currently have an old favorite, Old Dominion Oak Barrel Stout on draft. The oak and roasted flavors of the draft Oak Barrel Stout are a bit more robust than in the bottled version. I've not had this one on draft in awhile so a few pints with dinner was a nice treat. You can also get a number of "black and tan" combinations poured if you are so inclined

After a few table shuffles, we did manage to seat our entire group of eleven. We had a good time and eventually heard from the staff that "the door is locked but you can let yourselves out anytime," indicating it was time to go home.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a nice spot, and it's great that you have regular meet-ups with your Dads Group. I don't get out enough since moving to Germany :)

    Out of curiousity, what are the "Irish" beers on offer?

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  2. Adeptus,
    The usual stuff we see here, Guinness, Smithwicks, Harp.

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