American Food

Mount Vernon: The Owl Bar

I have this strange idea that getting snowed into a bar could potentially be a ton of fun. On a snowy Sunday evening, my friend and I headed over to the Owl Bar in Mount Vernon to try and make my fantasy a reality.

The restaurant is located inside the Belvedere Hotel and has some really rich history. During prohibition, it was one of few speakeasies open. Inside there are plenty of owl themed decorations which goes nicely with the name. This is a place worth visiting for the history alone.

Owl Bar - Photo Credit

Owl Bar – Photo Credit

This was definitely a beer and burger kind of night. On the menu they advertised a yard of beer that they could fill with any of their beers on tap. After looking over the beer list (they had some nice options) we decided to share the Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat. It was nice and light and would go down smoothly with our burgers. The beer had notes of orange and blueberry, and a tart, citrusy finish. It went down smoothly and we made a great choice. When we ordered the drink, the waiter warned us that if we broke the glass it was a $50 charge. We made sure to be very careful with the glass.

Yard of Beer

Yard of Beer

While we were waiting for our meal, we noticed they had a brick pizza oven and people around us had ordered pizza’s which looked amazing. Next time I’m there I definitely want to try that, they looked great.
For my meal, my friend and I each ordered the Umami Burger, it came with red onion, roasted tomato, arugula, American cheese, truffle garlic aioli, on a pretzel roll. This was a very good burger. I tend to be a little bit picky and don’t like when it is overcooked and at the Owl Bar, my burger was cooked to perfection.
Umami Burger

Umami Burger

The burger came with a side and I ordered truffle fries. They were seasoned nicely, however not the best fries I’ve ever eaten. Some of my favorites are in Mount Washington at the Nickel Taphouse.

Truffle Fries

Truffle Fries

For massive beers and great burgers, check out the Owl Bar in Mount Vernon. With the rich history of the place combined with the speakeasy vibe it still has going on, it also makes a great place for date night.

the Owl Bar  is located at 1 E Chase St. in Mount Vernon

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