|Stagecoach Saloon @ Hubbel House|
After touring Mantorville Brewing Co (MBC), I felt a need for a draft of the local brew and walked a block to the Stagecoach Saloon inside of the Hubbel House in historic downtown Mantorville.
The place was full on a Friday night--the bar and a line for the main dining room. The popularity was in anticipation of the Old Tyme Days happening on Saturday and Sunday. I should have waited for the Saturday tour of MBC, but tonight was my only option. Another time for Old Tyme Days. Mantorville's twelve block downtown is a nationally recognized historic place, which is easy to see with a short stroll, but I think the walking tour with explanations would give a better feel for the history.
|Stagecoach Amber Ale at Stagecoach Saloon|
Pleasantly surprised, there were several veggie options on the menu--including a veggie burger substitute, a portabella mushroom club with fries and a veggie lasagna. I went for the shroom sandwich with grilled peppers and onions. In the dim light of the bar, the portabella was so thick I briefly panicked that they brought me a burger by accident. Good sandwich, though the fries needed ketchup--a personal criteria that fries should be good enough without a condiment of any type, whether or not I chose to dip. In retrospect, I maybe should have tried the wild rice plate--maybe next time.
The Stagecoach Saloon is clearly not a beer bar, but they aren't trying to be. It's a good hotel watering hole that's serving the folks that are more interested in old west re-enactments than the six taps at the bar. My purpose for a local pint was to get a fresh, perfectly served draft of MBC beer. Unfortunately, I will have to keep searching to give their beer a proper tasting.