I have written previous posts about great places to drink an adult beverage, making five recommendations each time. But none of those recommendations were geographically concise, and recently I found myself thinking it would make sense to change that this time around, so you can check out more than one on a single trip.
Then, I figured that for this particular subject there is no better place to write about than the one where I live. Many people visit the
Since there are multiple counties here, the posts will be on a county-by-county basis. All of the recommendations in today’s post are in
Anyway, here are my recommendations in alphabetical order:
When you talk about places to drink, people usually think of bars, not five-star restaurants. But when a restaurant’s wine menu has more than 6,000 selections and is frequently mentioned in Wine Spectator, leaving it off the list is unthinkable. That tells you everything you need to know about why to come to
Four Green Fields
Just as there are Irish pubs throughout the world, there are Irish pubs throughout
McAnderson’s House of Brews
Located in a suburban area north of
The Rack Sushi Bar and Billiards Lounge
How can you not be interested when the phrases “sushi bar” and “billiards lounge” are used to describe the same place? The Rack earns the first part of its description by serving up sushi and sashimi that are on par with above-average Japanese restaurants, and the second part by having a number of pool tables that blend into the scene without dominating it. The Rack has plenty of tables for dining; three bars that offer a full liquor menu; and ubiquitous low lighting that lends a metropolitan vibe. It is not to be missed. (FYI, it has two locations but this description is specific to the one in
30 years ago some Air Force buddies bought a shack in
The pictures from Four Green Fields were taken, respectively, by my friends Allan Taylor and Michelle Chio.
Full disclosure: Erika’s stepfather is a dining room manager at Bern’s.