It's hard to come by many drinking establishments that are sure to pique the interests of brew nerds, overgrown frat bros, and more casual imbibers, but The Publick House does just that. Beer is the drink of choice here, specifically a sizeable selection of Belgian varieties. There are over 17 Belgian and Belgian-style brews available on draft on any given night, as well as 15 domestic beers on tap. If bottled beers are more your style, the options are endless — from rare and vintage brews to trappist ales and hefe weizen.
While main star of the show at The Publick House is certainly the beer, the food is reason enough to pay this spot a visit. Must-get menu items include the expertly fried (and enormously portioned) fish and chips, the moules frites (available in three flavors, though Pot 3, which includes Schlenkerla Rauchbier lager, bacon, spinach, leeks, cherry tomatos is hard to beat), and the five-cheese mac and cheese (which you can customize with toppings like andouille sausage and caramelized onions).
The atmosphere here is festive, to say the least. Within no time bar patrons start spilling over into the dining area and the whole place becomes a suds-spurred melting pot that's welcome to all.