March 09, 2011
1028 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. (Mt. Pleasant)
Lunch, Dinner, & Sun. Brunch
Steaks, burgers, hand-cut fries, a raw bar, and 30 beers on tap. Live music weekly.
On pleasant days when they roll up the big windows in the front bar at Liberty Tap Room, you can enjoy a fat, juicy burger and a pint of craft beer while watching the ducks and turtles swim in the pond below. Over the past few years, the selection of draft beers available on the bar’s 38 taps has gotten better and better, with beers from some of the country’s best craft breweries joining the house’s own Liberty line of microbrews. The smoky wood-grilled wings and chewy soft pretzels make for superior bar munchies, and for dinner there’s a full selection of steaks, ribs, chicken, and pasta, plus pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven. Perhaps best of all are the burgers. Liberty grinds its own beef and makes its brioche buns in house, and the Freedom Burger — a half-pound of beef topped with bacon, cheddar, onion straws, and a fried egg — is a thing of beauty that any red-blooded American can appreciate. —Robert Moss Dish (Winter 2015)
yournamehere says... Just average, nothing to blow your skirt up. The Beer was good, my salmon BLT was okay, but underseasoned. Seems like a little too much of a chain-restaurant atmosphere. Maybe theyre still working the kinks out.... ★★★★★
factoryconnection says... Terrific and broad draught selection, very tasteful decor, prompt and attentive service, excellently chosen ambient music, and awesome bread pudding. I look forward to a more in-depth menu exploration. Until then, a fine after-hours watering hole! ★★★★★
This is getting harder and harder to call, since each year it seems like there are ever more tempting options for eating way too much at lunch and napping away the rest of your Sunday afternoon. These days, though, two high gravity draft beers and a medium-rare Freedom Burger (complete with bacon, frizzled onions, and a fried egg on top) from Liberty Tap Room consistently do the trick. And it renders one blissfully free from all those pesky afternoon chores.