Pub

#19 Tap Room

Marv Says:

The Tap Room used to inhabit the quite tiny location now known as The Bar. They moved a couple of blocks down the street and into the basement of an office of some sort. The bartender Emily is one I’ve been buying drinks from for many years going back to Liquid Joe’s. A friendly atmosphere, a funny bouncer and good selections mark this as quite a win in the local scene. We met there a lady who actually was at Junior’s on our last outing. Hopfully we will see more people at multiple locations as we go through our list. I enjoyed a Boobie Flasher (it’s a drink, I promise), Lime Ricky (my own invention (grape vodka, lime juice and sprite)), a Black Velvet (a black and tan made with Cider and Guiness) and a Booker’s and Coke.

Rawb Says:

A basement bar only indicated by a little neon sign out front some people may have passed it by or dismissed it; That would have been a mistake because this bar was great. While there was only one bartender for the place, it’s small enough and she was lightning fast on her feet, ordering drinks, including the “special of the house”, was quick and easy. The large majority here seems to be regulars and opposite of some of the other regular-heavy bar and they seemed to be intent on winning us over to their bar. A free-play jukebox is here, so expect to hear a large collection of random music depending exactly on who is there and how drunk they are when they are at the controls. A fantastic moment broke out in a whole-bar karaoke rendition of some classic Bon Jovi. If you’re looking to go someplace and be left alone, this ain’t it. If you are social when you are drinking and want to feel like the whole bar is in your corner, this is the place.

Attending: Marv, Rawb, Sascha, Ellen, Paul and Lindsay.

#15 Fiddler’s Elbow

Marv Says:

While not actually on our list, Fiddler’s Elbow made the cut for dinner in order to back fill the spot that Karamba had twice. A busy and popular place for dinner or Brunch, Fiddler’s Elbow is a good choice for a decent meal. Crowded and loud, it still maintains a certain feel about the place. Well worth visiting. A Rooster’s Chocolate Stout began the night for me here.

Rawb Says:

I’ve been to the Fiddler’s Elbow a number of times in the past and I don’t believe I’ve ever been disappointed. This place is not a bar it is a full on restaurant but due to the Karamba mix-up on the list we can view this as a happy accident. For a Saturday evening and without reservations it took about forty minutes for a table so if you are heading out on a busy night, you may want to call ahead to get your name on the list. The food was excellent all around and drinks were refilled quickly. They also have a good selection of beers from local breweries including my favorites from Bohemian and some good options from Roosters up in Ogden. If I had to classify this place as anything, I would categorize it as a sports bar with very good food. If you have not been here yet, you’re not doing yourself any favors.

Attending: Rawb, Marv, Sascha and Ellen.