The pub formerly known as O'Reilly's

yahooyahoo
Train_of_Thought said:
Well, they did think of themselves as a pub, I guess.

They were neither pub nor steakhouse.


tomcat

PUB - Steak House - Bar & Grill are sorta mutually exclusive.


mrmaplewood

Showing my age, I remember O'Reillys before it was moved a few doors away to it's "new" location.  It was originally a dive bar exactly on the corner of Valley and Millburn Aves.  I distinctly remember walking past it then and smelling the acrid aroma of stale beer coming from the outside.  But those days are long gone.  That space has long since been a mini-mall.

That observation being said, I hope the new reincarnation will NOT be another sports bar. 




ridski
mrmaplewood said:
That observation being said, I hope the new reincarnation will NOT be another sports bar. 

 How many NOT sports bars do we need in this town? Because right now, we have one place in Maplewood where you can watch football on a Sunday, and it's cramped and has 4 screens. Since the opening of that place, we've had Coda (NOT a sports bar), The Cassidy (NOT a sports bar) and the soon to open Luna Stella (NOT a sports bar). When are we going to get an actual sports bar?


bub

would prefer a friendly neighborhood sports bar with decent comfort food - to be contrasted with loud big mega screen sports bars - over a new expensive foodie place.  


Klinker
ridski said:


mrmaplewood said:
That observation being said, I hope the new reincarnation will NOT be another sports bar. 
 How many NOT sports bars do we need in this town? Because right now, we have one place in Maplewood where you can watch football on a Sunday, and it's cramped and has 4 screens. Since the opening of that place, we've had Coda (NOT a sports bar), The Cassidy (NOT a sports bar) and the soon to open Luna Stella (NOT a sports bar). When are we going to get an actual sports bar?

 I would be cool with no sports bars.  Love to play sports, enjoy attending live games but somehow never got watching them on TV.

A minority opinion, no doubt.


mrincredible
ridski said:
 How many NOT sports bars do we need in this town? Because right now, we have one place in Maplewood where you can watch football on a Sunday, and it's cramped and has 4 screens. Since the opening of that place, we've had Coda (NOT a sports bar), The Cassidy (NOT a sports bar) and the soon to open Luna Stella (NOT a sports bar). When are we going to get an actual sports bar?

 Agreed. The Fox and Falcon has a bunch of TVs around the bar but I think it's prohibitive cost-wise to hang out there for a three hour game. There's Bunny's Tavern as well, but I think the market could bear another moderately priced sports bar. 


ridski
bub said:
would prefer a friendly neighborhood sports bar with decent comfort food - to be contrasted with loud big mega screen sports bars - over a new expensive foodie place.  

 This. Thank you. I'm not asking for a Dave & Busters, just somewhere I can hang out for an evening when i don't feel like staying at home.


STANV
ridski said:
 This. Thank you. I'm not asking for a Dave & Busters, just somewhere I can hang out for an evening when i don't feel like staying at home.

 When I don't feel like staying home I come to MOL. 


ridski
STANV said:
 When I don't feel like staying home I come to MOL. 

 Well, it's 4 o'clock somewhere.


bella
ridski said:
I live around the corner, so I'm really looking forward to the new place opening (as long as the burgers aren't $18!  smile ) 
I liked O'Reilly's. It was completely unassuming, but not weird like Liberty Tavern, and I knew most of the staff by name. When they had that trivia game on their screens, I was in there all the time.

 The trivia was a big draw for me as well.  Plus I could go in and always be certain that I'd know someone there.


Robert_Casotto

sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name.

And they’re always glad you came.


The_Soulful_Mr_T

It was the scene of many MOL F2F events. Some quite memorable. I have some memories...  


Smedley
mrincredible said:


ridski said:
 How many NOT sports bars do we need in this town? Because right now, we have one place in Maplewood where you can watch football on a Sunday, and it's cramped and has 4 screens. Since the opening of that place, we've had Coda (NOT a sports bar), The Cassidy (NOT a sports bar) and the soon to open Luna Stella (NOT a sports bar). When are we going to get an actual sports bar?
 Agreed. The Fox and Falcon has a bunch of TVs around the bar but I think it's prohibitive cost-wise to hang out there for a three hour game. There's Bunny's Tavern as well, but I think the market could bear another moderately priced sports bar. 

You would have to take out a second mortgage to stay at F&F for a 3-hour game. And if it goes into overtime, get ready to tap into your 401(k). 


mrincredible
Smedley said:
You would have to take out a second mortgage to stay at F&F for a 3-hour game. And if it goes into overtime, get ready to tap into your 401(k). 

 Right?

Their pints are actually not bad. I think $7? But no sports bar type food.


Smedley

Yes. I don't think scallop crudo will ever catch on as bar food. 


als4532
Smedley said:


mrincredible said:

ridski said:
 How many NOT sports bars do we need in this town? Because right now, we have one place in Maplewood where you can watch football on a Sunday, and it's cramped and has 4 screens. Since the opening of that place, we've had Coda (NOT a sports bar), The Cassidy (NOT a sports bar) and the soon to open Luna Stella (NOT a sports bar). When are we going to get an actual sports bar?
 Agreed. The Fox and Falcon has a bunch of TVs around the bar but I think it's prohibitive cost-wise to hang out there for a three hour game. There's Bunny's Tavern as well, but I think the market could bear another moderately priced sports bar. 
You would have to take out a second mortgage to stay at F&F for a 3-hour game. And if it goes into overtime, get ready to tap into your 401(k). 

So many people complaining about the cost of Fox and Falcon, you people need to stop trying to make a circle into a square. It isn't a sports bar, and it isn't a dive and it isn't Applebee's, which is kinda what I think a lot of you want.

Fox and Falcon exists to be a restaurant that serves quality food with high quality ingredients that isn't a burger made with Stop and Shop meat and American cheese. If you want that find somewhere else to go, but don't complain that the burger is too pricey. Go to Burger King and get a whopper.


ridski
als4532 said:
So many people complaining about the cost of Fox and Falcon, you people need to stop trying to make a circle into a square. Fox and Falcon exists to be a restaurant that serves quality food with high quality ingredients that isn't a burger made with Stop and Shop meat and American cheese. If you want that find somewhere else to go, but don't complain that the burger is too pricey there, go to Burger King.

 Are those our only choices?


susan1014
als4532 said:


Smedley said:



mrincredible said:

ridski said:
 How many NOT sports bars do we need in this town? Because right now, we have one place in Maplewood where you can watch football on a Sunday, and it's cramped and has 4 screens. Since the opening of that place, we've had Coda (NOT a sports bar), The Cassidy (NOT a sports bar) and the soon to open Luna Stella (NOT a sports bar). When are we going to get an actual sports bar?
 Agreed. The Fox and Falcon has a bunch of TVs around the bar but I think it's prohibitive cost-wise to hang out there for a three hour game. There's Bunny's Tavern as well, but I think the market could bear another moderately priced sports bar. 
You would have to take out a second mortgage to stay at F&F for a 3-hour game. And if it goes into overtime, get ready to tap into your 401(k). 
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Smedley said:



mrincredible said:

ridski said:
 How many NOT sports bars do we need in this town? Because right now, we have one place in Maplewood where you can watch football on a Sunday, and it's cramped and has 4 screens. Since the opening of that place, we've had Coda (NOT a sports bar), The Cassidy (NOT a sports bar) and the soon to open Luna Stella (NOT a sports bar). When are we going to get an actual sports bar?
 Agreed. The Fox and Falcon has a bunch of TVs around the bar but I think it's prohibitive cost-wise to hang out there for a three hour game. There's Bunny's Tavern as well, but I think the market could bear another moderately priced sports bar. 
You would have to take out a second mortgage to stay at F&F for a 3-hour game. And if it goes into overtime, get ready to tap into your 401(k). 
So many people complaining about the cost of Fox and Falcon, you people need to stop trying to make a circle into a square. It isn't a sports bar, and it isn't a dive and it isn't Applebee's, which is kinda what I think a lot of you want.
Fox and Falcon exists to be a restaurant that serves quality food with high quality ingredients that isn't a burger made with Stop and Shop meat and American cheese. If you want that find somewhere else to go, but don't complain that the burger is too pricey. Go to Burger King and get a whopper.

They made a sad choice handing out their underwhelming meatball sliders as their Food Stroll offering then.  I’d been hoping to be served something that would tempt me (and others) in.


We keep meaning to try them, but aren’t that excited by the menu, so end up elsewhere. I wish them well, but may not be their target audience.


Robert_Casotto

Can I interest anyone in an Angry Whopper?


mrincredible
als4532 said:
So many people complaining about the cost of Fox and Falcon, you people need to stop trying to make a circle into a square. It isn't a sports bar, and it isn't a dive and it isn't Applebee's, which is kinda what I think a lot of you want.
Fox and Falcon exists to be a restaurant that serves quality food with high quality ingredients that isn't a burger made with Stop and Shop meat and American cheese. If you want that find somewhere else to go, but don't complain that the burger is too pricey. Go to Burger King and get a whopper.

Eh. We're talking about it in the context of people's desire for a place to hang out and watch a game. And the fact that one such place has closed and we're not really sure what's replacing it.

Fox and Falcon is one of the few places with a bar with lots of Tv's that might lend itself to sports watching but the prices are prohibitive for that kind of activity. 

And like ridski said there's a LOT of ground (beef) between the $18 burger at F&F and a Whopper. 


Red_Barchetta

The Star-Ledger's 'best burger in the state' at Krugs Tavern in Newark is 12 oz and sells for $9.50 with cheese.  


Robert_Casotto

but does it have house cured & smoked duroc bacon (for an extra three bucks).


I think not.


mrincredible
Red_Barchetta said:
The Star-Ledger's 'best burger in the state' at Krugs Tavern in Newark is 12 oz and sells for $9.50 with cheese.  

You post this at lunch time?


You're evil.


Soul_29
Red_Barchetta said:
The Star-Ledger's 'best burger in the state' at Krugs Tavern in Newark is 12 oz and sells for $9.50 with cheese.  

 Best. Burger. Ever. 

End of discussion. 


rhw

Krugs Tavern - owned by the LaMotta family. Relatives of the late Jake LaMotta, middleweight champion boxer of the '40s and '50s, who was also portrayed by Robert DeNiro in the award winning "Raging Bull."


als4532
mrincredible said:
Eh. We're talking about it in the context of people's desire for a place to hang out and watch a game. And the fact that one such place has closed and we're not really sure what's replacing it.
Fox and Falcon is one of the few places with a bar with lots of Tv's that might lend itself to sports watching but the prices are prohibitive for that kind of activity. 
And like ridski said there's a LOT of ground (beef) between the $18 burger at F&F and a Whopper. 

 Joe's in Union on Morris Ave is great and affordable. Not as "fancy" as F&F but there are TVs and food if it's what you're after.


And FWIW, in the pictures Pickett's has posted on Instagram they show large screen TVs behind the bar the entire wall. 


Also, you can get ans of beer at F&F for $4-5, so you could drink pretty cheaply there. 


I know a lot of you are just looking for something to complain about behind a screen so I get it. They could be handing out free food and back massages and you'd complain the plate had too much food on it and the masseuse used too much pressure. 


ridski

Not really. I'd just like to go to a bar and have a few drinks and some snacks for less than $100. Coda, for example, has a great happy hour and bar snacks selection that I don't need a home equity loan to enjoy. You guys can keep going to F&F, I'm fine with that. I just can't afford the place is all. And it would be nice if someone opened up a joint I could afford.


Smedley

I complain a lot IRL too, it's not just behind a screen lol.

We all have our gripes. https://maplewood.worldwebs.com/forums/discussion/why-is-the-pool-so-expensive?page=next&limit=


Robert_Casotto
ridski said:
Not really. I'd just like to go to a bar and have a few drinks and some snacks for less than $100. Coda, for example, has a great happy hour and bar snacks selection that I don't need a home equity loan to enjoy. You guys can keep going to F&F, I'm fine with that. I just can't afford the place is all. And it would be nice if someone opened up a joint I could afford.

 whelp.  more 7 dollar Schofferhofers for us I suppose.  plus tip.



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