|Attebury’s Pub and Eatery|
|Bars & Clubs - St Francis|
By Dan Downes
Attebury’s opened up last spring under the management group behind the Palms Bistro & Bar in the Third Ward. For those who are familiar with the old location (The Carleton Grange Pub), the British-style pub motif is apparent, but it doesn’t hit you over the head with kitsch and knick knacks the way that some themed places can.
Sometimes you have to take things to the next level. It may be scary when your significant other says it; however, the results are much more pleasant at Attebury’s. Located in St Francis, the team there has taken the common pub and elevated it to something special.
The decor is where the idea of traditional British pub disappears, though. Bar manager Patrick Sterling makes sure all your imbibing needs are properly met. Born and raised in Milwaukee, he has experience at numerous high end bars across the country—including the Pierre Hotel in New York—which gives him the ability to mix up the most complicated concoctions, but he’s not trying to push that here. “We do crafty cocktails. People are looking for good, bold flavors ... and I don’t need to be making egg white drinks for that.” In addition to a solid whiskey and bourbon selection, the only caveat Sterling has is, “We don’t do Jägerbombs.”
If you’d rather have a pint in your pub, Attebury’s has a rotating tap list of 24 with an emphasis on craft beers and a few imports. Recent offerings display a variety of styles and regional favorites, such as O’so Hop Whoopin, New Glarus Two Women and Lakefront Brad.There are also 50 different bottle selections from breweries such as Ommegang, Abita and Left Hand. For the wine drinkers in your group, the seven red and five white wines cover a number of grape varietals and regions.
Attebury's Pub and Eatery