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beer me: link-n-hops / atwater village

link-n-hops in atwater village Menu | Yelp | Hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 11 am - 12 am and Fri-Sat 11 am - 1 am

Sam and I have been enjoying the neighborhood and recently found our watering hole: link-n-hops. Added bonus: they have food too, good food. The draw is their selection of beers, specifically my personal favorite: the Roasted Serrano Pale Ale by Ballast Point Brewery (San Diego). Now this meal may not be the healthiest BUT it's worth every calorie. In order not to spoil it for you, I'm not going to go into too much detail regarding the menu but I think it's important to note that you have your choice of soft pretzel, french fries to accompany your sausage link (always a plus but is an additional cost). They have a variety of meats and a selection for our vegan/vegetarian friends.

Speaking of the links, the choice of toppings like spicy pickles, sweet peppers and cheese to name a few will have you increasing the flavor of your selection. For those sauces you definitely need to try the habanero aioli. It's heat is pretty light unless your a wuss.

As for the atmosphere, there a couple of TVs featuring the game or whatever else is of interested and there is outdoor seating (small section). The parking situation isn't the best so try to do street parking. It will save you and your car from a headache. If you know 55 Degree Wine than you should be familar with what I'm referring to. Oh as for us, we believe by biking there, it earns us a soft pretzel in the end.






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