The Kailua Town Pub & Grill has been on my radar for a while now. Back in August, our sweet friends Beth and Tyler were in town from California and we had planned to spend an afternoon wine tasting together in Kailua. We arrived a little too early for our reservation so we decided to pop into the cute little pub next door and grab a drink while we waited.
We took a seat in the bar area and I almost immediately fell in love with the place. The interior was dark but comfortable. There were plenty of TVs around to keep my husband happy on a Sunday afternoon (hello, football) without me feeling like we were at a straight up sports bar. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. There was a large selection of beers on tap, including some of my local favorites. We only had time for drinks, but all of the food that was being brought out around us looked and smelled amazing so Alex & I vowed to come back.
Fast forward a few months. I have started dancing hula and my class is held on Wednesday nights in Kailua. Right next to the pub. Perfect, yea?!
We decided to check it out this week with some of our family and friends (aka Team Sharkbait)
We had a bigger group this time, including baby girl, so we took a seat on the “grill” side. The atmosphere was still the same as what we experienced in the bar — dark, comfortable and with ample TV screens.
Alex and I decided to split the English Fish and Chips — Samuel Adams draught beer battered fish served with Island fries, malt vinegar and tartar sauce ($10.95) — and were very happy. The fish was perfectly cooked with a nice, light batter. I’m not sure that there was anything that made the fries “island” fries except for the fact that they were served on an island?! That’s ok, they were still good.
I had a glass (ok, two) of Widmer Hefeweizen and Alex had a Rogue Dead Guy Ale .
At our table were a few more orders of the fish & chips, a pizza, salmon and a burger with all the fixin’s. We all left with happy bellies. And [alert: sappy mom moment ahead] I left with a happy heart because I got to stare at these two faces the whole time…
Overall, we really enjoyed ourselves. We plan on visiting again!