John is one of my all-time favorite people. He's from my hometown, we worked together at the local golf club and went to high school and college together. It's always completely amazing to spend time with him. This afternoon, we went to Brooklyn Public House, a venue, of which he calls his favorite bar.
The interior is much like an Irish Pub: modest, wooden bar, booths and subtly accented with toille. We ordered beers from the extensive list and decided on some nosh: over sized buttermilk batter onion rings, a mess of nachos with house made guacamole and the PEI Mussels with garlic wine sauce. The food is pretty standard pub fare, though the mussels were a few steps above: large, fresh and with just the right amount of toast for sopping up the good liquid.
I have to say that the engaged staff are the factor that sets Brooklyn Public House apart from other venues of the same breed. At one point, a bride in full-on white ball gown waltzed in- with a group- no one skipped a beat.