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Reviewed October 6, 2019

This is a wonderful small bar that is great for socializing with friends. No TV's and muted music, and delicious hot dogs. The G.O.A.T. (Greatest of all time) is without a doubt the best hot dog I have ever tasted.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed March 28, 2019

love this place and the outdoor area, great truffle popcorn and the hotdogs are out of this world good, big hot dog fan here. Great cocktails and large craft beer selection.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 12, 2019

Stopped before our reservations at another location. Very attentive, friendly staff. Wide variety of adult beverages. The cheese plate was excellent. Fun stop and would recommend.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Loved the chill atmosphere, the decor, and the fact that the location was just a little "away" from the busier area, but still very close. The staff was genuinely friendly and helpful, and even offered to take care of some gift wrap from a gift...exchange my friends and I had. My husband enjoyed the G.O.A.T., and I loved the truffle popcorn. Drinks are reasonable and tasty with a good variety. We will for sure be back!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

There are all kinds of drink options at Public House. Wine, bourbon, cocktails, beer, etc. The food has been good also. Had the hummus before and it was yummy, the truffle popcorn had a subtle taste, and enjoyed the slaw noodles. There's a deck outside...that always draws me outside plus indoor seating that doesnt feel super cozy but hip, yes.Course its always a good sign that there's a naked lady painting in a bar! There's a parking area right at the bar and parking across the street. Magnolia records is right next door if you want a record or cd!More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We love the Public House as a place to meet and catch up with friends when we are in from out of town! They have yummy pub food and it's a fun atmosphere!

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Great simple and pleasant patio, open on a Sunday night. Got a tad smoky at the end. ( I am a Colorado girl, spoiled by the "nonsmoking " policies in public places in that state) Nice wine and beer selection, very diverse crowd. I think...you will be happy you stopped here!More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed February 11, 2017

This is the kind of local bar you want to visit regularly. The interior is interesting with a great bar, tables and long booths for sharing with a crowd. There is an enclosed courtyard with tables if the weather permits. An interesting selection of hot...dogs, dog of the day, meat/cheese boards, and popcorn - solid bar food with an upscale twist. Stop in again and again.....More

Date of visit: February 2017
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We only wanted an app so we stumbled upon this really cool place! We tried 3 different hotdogs....one a to go order for our gluten free friend.... All so deelish ... The classic, southern Reuben and praline. Also tried popcorn...yes popcorn...got 4 flavors to go...for ballgame and it was so good! We saw someone get salami, blue cheese and pimento cheese and it is truly cut to order!! Last but not least .. They have a decent beer selection just not much on draft. So a great relax and socialize kindof place!!More

Date of visit: June 2016
Reviewed March 20, 2016

Stopped in for night time birthday celebration. Super fun spot sitting at the bar, watching the servers and patrons. Good drink menu. The food menu consists of light fare - specialty hot dogs, spreads, and gourmet popcorn. Doesn't sound like much but it's fun and...pretty much all you need when you don't want to spend the big bucks on a full meal.More

Date of visit: March 2016
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5