No. Let’s not do that.
Let’s just get to the cozy new neighborhood bar called House Rules you’ll frequent for big-screen sports and cold brews—go, have a great weekend out there in the world, and this place will be ready and waiting. It opens Thursday on Polk.
And this place: this is no beer-drenched, red-leather-stool, sports-watching, BBQ-meatball free-for-all. It’s got wood-paneled walls and tiled floors, and the moment you enter you’ll notice etiquette tips scrawled on the walls. (Behold, the slideshow.)
Rule 1: Tip your glass.
Maybe it’s the Stranger Danger (Jameson, ancho-chili liqueur) or the Frenemy (tequila, habanero-grapefruit bitters) or one of the six beers on tap. Hit it against another glass to produce a celebratory clinking noise.
Rule 2: Tip your barkeep.
And maybe ask for the menu. It’s got classic bar food from the guy behind Hog & Rocks: lobster sliders, fried-chicken bites, BBQ meatballs... here’s a menu.
Rule 5: Life is short.
Good excuse to carry a chili-con-queso-topped burger off to the brick-and-leather fireplace lounge area.
And never mind the dunce’s cap in the corner.
That probably won’t factor into your night.