A pub, short for public house, is defined in many sources as “an establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold.”
Those who frequent a true pub, on the other hand, will tell you that it’s a whole lot more than that. The Hair of the Dog defines the concept on their website as “where you go anytime to feel at home and to enjoy a meal and a pint or a cocktail.” That sounds about right.
The menu, as one might expect, may be the very definition of “pub grub.” Feel-good favorites are produced in house, from fried cheese and beer cheese soup to BLTs and patty melts. Fish and chips, bangers and mash and their Bungalow Pie may be inspired from across the pond, but you’ll feel right at home finishing any of them off.
An extensive list of more than 60 beers is on hand. From familiar domestics to craft microbrews and intriguing imports, you’ll no doubt find just the thing to wash down whatever you might choose from the food menu. There is also a full bar, in case you haven’t yet acquired the taste for the customary pub beverage.
Pool and darts are available upstairs, but like any good pub, there’s plenty of conversation to be had anywhere in the building. That’s true outside, as well—Hair of the Dog has one of the more fantastic patio spaces in the city.
No matter how you’re seeking comfort, odds are Hair of the Dog is a pretty good place to start.