What to Expect
Elevated pub fare in a bright and airy neighborhood restaurant

The Experience
Fire and Hops Taphouse opened its doors in April, adding another dining spot to the Wyndhurst community. This area boasts a unique downtown-like vibe; street parking is available within walking distance of the restaurant’s front doors, and you’ll see people strolling by on the spacious sidewalks.

Inside, the exposed ductwork and modern furniture and decor choices set a classy, but comfortable, tone for your visit. There are lots of windows letting in natural light, which is refreshing for your lunch hour.

“We’re kind of like a catch all,” explained General Manager Joe McGinn. “We’re considered a taphouse, but we are family friendly too. We are a blend of a restaurant and a bar.”

What to Try
While “taphouse” is in its name, Fire and Hops elevates its menu above the typical pub fare. Their fire roasted pizzas are very popular for lunchtime guests; order one for yourself or share a few with your table to get a variety. You won’t have to wait long because McGinn says they are out within 10 minutes.

Another dish to consider is the Crispy Mahi Tacos topped with Cajun slaw, cheddar, bacon, lettuce and tomato. (I tried this; not only did I polish off all three in a heartbeat but I also secretly wished there was one more on my plate.) Other lunchtime favorites include gourmet burgers and salads.

The Extras
Short on time? McGinn says their servers aim to have patrons in and out within an hour. “As a part of the Parry Resturant Group, high-quality service and food is what our forte is,” said McGinn.

Oh—and did we forget to mention the craft beer? Fire and Hops has a fantastic selection to choose from and the bar is spacious to say the least. It might be the perfect spot to join a co-worker for a happy hour toast.