The Foodie Revolution: Great Gastropubs Around the World

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	Fountainhead in Chicago

Fountainhead in Chicago

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Nov 26, 2012 —  Lets face it. Pub food has a reputation for being a bottom-of-the-barrel last resort for bar flies looking to satisfy the munchies. With notoriously bad dishes like dry shepherd’s pies and greasy fish and chips, many pubs have served food as an afterthought. But all that changed in 1991 when David Eyre and Mike Belben created the first gastropub, kicking off a wave of gastropubs sprouting up all over the world.

A portmanteau of gastronomy and pub, gastropubs offer the same great drinks and community that pubs are known for without sacrificing on flavor. Gastropubs pay special attention to their dishes, from artisanal beers to cutting-edge cuisine like pork belly donuts and duck foam. Some specialize in new twists on old favorites made from fresh local ingredients, while others push the culinary envelope with a wild blend of seasonings and a heavy dash of science.

Whether you want to sit back and enjoy a pint with actually good pub food, or feel like splurging on a chef-designed tasting menu, there’s sure to be a place to match your tastes. From unpretentious spots full of character to the most exclusive foodie hideouts, taste what you’ve been missing at our favorite gastropubs around the world.

  • Spitzer's Corner


    Spitzer's Corner - Gastropub in New York.
    New York

    101 Rivington Street
    New York, NY 10002


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  • Mohawk Bend

    Bar / Gastropub

    Mohawk Bend - Bar | Gastropub in Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles

    2141 West Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90026


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  • Fountainhead


    Fountainhead - Gastropub in Chicago.

    1970 West Montrose Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60640


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  • Two Sisters Bar and Books

    Bar / Café / Gastropub / Bookstore

    Two Sisters Bar and Books - Bar | Café | Gastropub | Bookstore in San Francisco.
    San Francisco

    579 Hayes Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102


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  • Canary Square

    Bar / Gastropub

    Canary Square - Bar | Gastropub in Boston.

    435 South Huntington Avenue
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


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  • Granville Moore's

    Beer Garden / Gastropub

    Granville Moore's - Beer Garden | Gastropub in Washington, DC.
    Washington, DC

    1238 H Street NE
    Washington, DC 20002


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  • The Harwood Arms


    The Harwood Arms - Gastropub in London.

    Walham Grove & Farm Lane
    London SW6 1QP

    020 7386 1847

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  • Naturbier

    Beer Hall / Brewery / Drinking Activity / Gastropub

    Naturbier - Beer Hall | Brewery | Drinking Activity | Gastropub in Madrid.

    Plaza de Santa Ana, 9
    28012 Madrid

    91 360 05 97

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  • Le Pub Saint Germain

    Bar / Pub / Restaurant

    Le Pub Saint Germain - Bar | Pub | Restaurant in Paris.

    17 Rue de l'Ancienne Comédie
    75006 Paris, France

    01 56 81 13 13

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What are your favorite gastropubs?

Chris M. Nov 28, 2012
The Village Idiot in LA on Melrose is great as well.
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