When The Hunt Club quietly popped up on my radar in 2009, I wondered if it would assume the same invisible nature that The White Rabbit did as a restaurant. Frankly, I like the place. It’s never the first on my list, especially considering the other bars on Main Street, but it’s a good place to hit up when Soundpony and Crystal Pistol are packed to the gills.
One of my favorite things about The Hunt Club is their food. Their menu is fairly broad for a place that is definitely more of a pub than a restaurant. Prices are moderate; most of their sandwiches, from their Gyro to the BLT, fall under the $7.50 price range. My personal favorites are their Queso Sliders — four small hamburgers topped with queso. Like everything in life, these go great with beer.
Another great thing about The Hunt Club: they have a late night menu. From 9:00pm to 1:00am, they have a selection of foods, from pizza to chicken wings, which they sell to those with the late night munchies. On Sunday, they serve the late night menu until midnight.
In general, the food is pretty good compared to most food-serving bars’ food. Their bartenders are friendly and personable, which makes the place even more enjoyable. They pour good, strong drinks and they’re quick at it; that always scores well with me.
Perhaps one of the best aspects of the place is the music aspect; they have live music every night. Local acts like The Paul Benjaman Band and Cody Clinton & The Bishops play both inside and outside at The Hunt Club. Just recently, the owner of The Hunt Club commissioned the construction of an outside balcony that overlooks the stage. That should be great, just in time for spring.
Next time your favorite bar is thick with customers, give The Hunt Club a try. They typically aren’t overwhelmed with patrons, so pop by and grab dinner, a drink, and catch a show.