Despite the August heat, plenty of people are taking advantage of The Common Table’s patio this summer.
The bar/resto’s immense selection of beers, including 25 craft beers on tap, is one reason why. Yet another reason is the bar’s casual vibe, which draws an eclectic mix of mature people in search of food and drink.
“It’s nice because there’s a wide array of people …you can wear anything, you can come for drinks. You can come for dinner, appetizers … the music; you can just do a lot here,” said Melissa Bell between sips of her beer cocktail.
Just what is a beer cocktail?
General manager Mathew Ellis explained: “We have drinks where it’s a wheat beer paired lemonade and vodka. We also have ginger beer paired with ‘Firemen’s Four.' It's stuff that’s really easy to sit on a patio on a nice, warm day -- very refreshing.”
While some critics are eager to slam the new eatery’s grub, everyone we spoke to had great things to say about the food.
Bottom line is, The Common Table took up shop in the space that used to house one of the most revered restaurants in the city -- Lola. It was a favorite of many food critics who probably couldn’t wait to pounce on whomever came in next.
"Foodie Mafia” aside, The Common Table is a cool place to grab drinks, listen to some live music on the patio and even nosh a bit.
It’s comfortable, and the people watching is top-notch without crossing over into the ob-scene.