Some Fun July 4th Bar & Restaurant Happenings

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Independence Day is right around the corner and with all the happenings going on, it’s hard to know where to start. And with the festivities on the parkway to the concert and fireworks, you may end up overlooking a few hot spots. Here’s a guide to get you through the weekend with flying colors (preferably red, white and blue).


This BYOB is hosting a pig cookout on the back patio for $35 per person. And then, starting at 5:30 p.m., Chef Andrew Wood will put together a four-course meal for guests to enjoy. Reservations are encouraged.

First Course
Cucumber – summer vegetable panzanella

Second Course
Hand cut pappardelle
Peas, hard boiled egg, bacon, spinach, basil

Third Course
Smoked suckling pig
Grilled Tuscan style sausage, braised greens, corn bread, pablano jus

Fourth Course
Seasonal dessert

London Grill:

Looking to start the celebrations early? Stop by from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Brunch and a Bloody Mary Bar. And you can keep the party going because 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. is Happy Hour and later on, the restaurant will host dinner, featuring the popular BBQ pulled pork, with a view of the fireworks.

Standard Tap:

For the entire weekend Standard Tap is hosting a Pork of July. At dinner and brunch, the restaurant will serve up pork chops, ribs, belly and more. And to wash it all down, Tap will pour out some “BBQ friendly” pale ales. Come one, come all, come for the whole weekend.

McCrossen’s Tavern:

A great spot to pop in and get away from the parkway crowd, the Tavern is offering up a picnic-themed Independence Day menu (which can be made to-go) featuring locally-sourced products and holiday favorites. And while you’re there you can pick up a variety of drafts for $5 and under.