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We are not your average tavern/bar-food-slinging/hole-in-the-wall place. We love to cook ridiculously interesting and nom-nom-able cuisine that riffs on bar food, but in a good way. We use locally sourced ingredients including humanely raised meats. We seriously care about making great food out of great ingredients.  

And being “not your typical tavern,” we want to give you a “heads up” on what to expect while you’re here. Better known as “The Rules.” 

#1We don’t take reservations.

If you’ve ever worked in the restaurant industry, you know that taking reservations ends up being a nightmare for staff. So we just don’t do it. Show up, have a drink with our friendly bartenders while you wait for a table, and thanks for being patient if we’re busy.

#2We play ROCK AND ROLL!

The best decade of music is still alive and well at Fightingtown Tavern! Heck yeah it creates a great atmosphere - energetic, rocking, and joyful! That’s why we do it. (And our owner Jim is obsessed with rock, so there’s that). 
So no, this is not the spot if you’re looking for a romantic candlelight dinner where you can whisper sweet nothings to your sweetheart. But if you want to take your babycakes out for a killer meal with killer music, we’re your spot. 

Relax, nod your head, get in the groove, and get your grub on.

If you LOVE music, send us a message, with any suggestions that are 70s spins and we will do our best to accommodate.

#3If you want nasty bar food, go to a nasty bar.

Our owner and chef belongs in a fancy restaurant, but they don’t play 70’s rock in fancy restaurants so he opened Fightingtown Tavern. The only reason we don’t have white tablecloths and big uppity prices is because nobody likes that pretentious garbage in real life. White tablecloths or not, our food is chef-level, inspired cuisine that could sneak into a Michelin-starred restaurant and nobody could tell the difference.

#4No alcohol if you’re under 21.

Do we really have to say this? It’s the law, folks. Bring your ID, cause you’re not getting any booze without it.

#5Be nice.

Our servers, hostesses, bartenders, cooks, busboys, dishwashers … they’re our family. Treat one of them mean, and you’ll find yourself sitting out in the parking lot hungry. Be nice.


4pm – 10pm 
*The kitchen closes two hours before the bar