On the surface, Brothers Bar & Grill is a Park Street standby populated on weekends by crowds that enjoy loud music, shots and meeting like-minded patrons of the opposite sex.
On the surface, Brothers Bar & Grill is a Park Street standby populated on weekends by crowds that enjoy loud music, shots and meeting like-minded patrons of the opposite sex. On a Saturday night, if you don't like to be near people downing cherry bombs and beating the new Rihanna jam, you might want to head elsewhere.
What often gets lost in the late-night hustle is that Brothers is also a restaurant with a full menu, booth seating and one of the best weekly bar specials in town: Wing Ding Wednesday.
The f ood
Inflation has been cruel to wing nights. Across the city, establishments have been forced to charge upward of 40 cents per wing, an unthinkable sum less than a decade ago. Brothers, though, has kept things old-fashioned with hearty, meaty bones for a dime apiece.
Visiting on a different day, I might opt for a third-pound burger and chips ($7.25), the Asian Chicken Salad ($11) or even the grilled tilapia ($12). On Wednesdays from 9-11 p.m., I reach only for a big ol' basket of wings.
You can munch sets of 10 slathered with sauces like BBQ (thick and sweet), original (vinegary, with a good kick) and Assburner (lip-tingling, but not overpowering).
Mine came out quickly and steamy, though I needed a business card, student ID or military ID to order them. Brothers stocks up on fresh chicken every Wednesday, which means you're getting meat that's never been frozen.
The b ooze
A bar that's often heavy on the college kids usually values quantity over quality, and Brothers provides tons of suds and spirits for drinkers on a shoestring budget. Whichever night you go, expect specials on shots and beers.
Wing Ding Wednesday is no different and supports the time-honored pairing of chicken parts and American lager. From 9-11 p.m., the bar offers $1.50 domestic drafts, as well as $2 cherry and grape bombs and $3 shots of Tuaca.
Drink specials change regularly, but there's always something cheap.