For awhile now, I’ve been on the hunt to find a local watering hole “Where everybody knows your name.” I love the idea of just having a cozy pub to go down to for a drink that isn’t pretentious, has a good vibe and a nice crowd.
I’ve sampled a few places over the past few months, but none of them felt like “my pub.” Then I went to Wild Goose Tavern. Wild Goose is a new pub in the area, and after reading numerous reviews on Yelp, the Englishman and I felt it was high time we check it out. And apparently my excitement also equals blurry photography.
We decided to go in the late afternoon on the weekend, and when we arrived the place was already full with people playing pool and watching football on tv. We grabbed a couple of glasses of wine and found a seat not too long after while admiring the woodsy decor (this place definitely has a man cave vibe).
Wild Goose specializes in signature cocktails (especially of the whiskey variety), but also has a variety of beers on tap and a few wine selections. The tavern also serves more “gourmet” food such as a Kobe beef or wild boar sausage, sweet potato tots, and a caprese burger. I saw a couple people enjoying the caprese burger and it made my mouth water.
I have to say that I was quite impressed with the Goose on my first visit. It just had a nice, neighborhood feel to it, and I can definitely seeing this being my “Cheers” bar. Of course, I have to stop by a few more times to see if it will become the bar where everybody knows my name, but as of right now, Wild Goose Tavern has taken the lead.