Whether you decide to sit inside or on their patio, you won't miss anything that's happening during the festival this weekend. The pub's known for it's floor-to-ceiling windows that not only bring in a ton of natural light, but allow for some pretty good people watching as well. Whether you choose their outdoor seating option or prefer to eat inside, you'll still be in the thick of A,B&E without having to eat and walk at the same time.
Probably best known for their beer selection, the pub serves up plenty of specials every night of the week, the most colossal of which is the 128-oz. power tower. For $15 you can share that behemoth with friends or soak it up all by yourself. They've also got domestic buckets of five bottles for $10. On Super Sundays, they serve $2 drafts and on Mug Night every Thursday, you can fill you own mug for $2.
And it's not just beer that they're serving at the corner of West 5th and Center Street, they've also got quite a range of martinis, which they feature every Wednesday on Ladies Night. For $4 anyone with ovaries can sample any of their 11 variations. We'd like to suggest the Milky Way Martini. Even though it's still warm out, this is the perfect drink to break into fall with – and to keep in mind as your standard cold weather cocktail throughout the holidays. With the warm bite of Baileys, plus lots of chocolate and whipped cream, it's a great break from the barley and hops you've been imbibing all summer.
And speaking of fall, the pub is set to roll out quite a few new taps for the coming season. Adding more than a few Michigan craft beers to their menu starting in September, they're also going to be debuting some Oktoberfest brews in the following month as well.
German beer might not be the first thing you think of when you hear the name "O'Tooles," but that's what makes this bar great. Steering clear from any cheap tricks or gimmicky overkill, this is a bar that seamlessly melds its Irish heritage with that of modern sports bar. And with 46 TVs, pool tables, darts and video games, there's no second-guessing what this Royal Oak really staple is: a great bar. |RDW