Give Me Liberty

Chris Edwards
The new South End gastropub, The Liberty, offers hard to find beers, a stylish cozy atmosphere, and some seriously good food.

These days it seems like you can’t order a pint at the bar without being told you’re in a gastropub. The trendy term for a pub serving high-quality food has been tossed around a lot on the restaurant scene lately. However, The Liberty, the new South End restaurant owned by Tom Condron and Matthew Pera (both formerly of Harper’s Restaurant Group), follows through on the claim. With elegant wood paneling, a large fireplace, and antique beer advertisements on the walls, the bar area has the cozy-meets-noisy combination typical of a traditional English pub. Plus, The Liberty offers more than twenty beers on tap and fifty by the bottle with harder-to-find options like Rochefort 8 Trappist and Harpoon Leviathan IPA. It’s the food, though, that really steals the show with upscale pub fare like perfectly crispy house-made potato chips drizzled with a light warm bleu cheese sauce ($7) and sliders made with rich pork belly and a sweet vanilla bean apple butter ($7). There’s a large dining area and a full dinner and lunch menu with plenty of tasty options, but for your first trip pick a table near the fireplace, order a round of ale, and soak up a real gastropub experience. 1812 South Blvd., 704-332-8830

Categories: Food + Drink, Now Open, Restaurants & Food