If you’re craving beer and bar “snacks” that include half a pig’s head, check out The Hay Merchant in Montrose. This spot has 80 beers on tap, alongside a very good burger, chicken fried steak, and that roasted pig’s head.
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One Fifth Mediterranean
One Fifth Mediterranean is in a Hyde Park church, and is the 3rd concept in a 5-year plan. Come for dips, fresh pita, and family-style dishes.
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Coltivare in The Heights is where to go with a group to drinks cocktails in a garden and eat lots of Italian food.
Last Concert Cafe
Last Concert Cafe is a historic music venue and Mexican restaurant located just north of Downtown.
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Adrienne’s Pizza Bar
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