This sleek sports bar with dark wood paneling, large scale booths, and a separate bourbon tasting bar is the perfect hide away on the downtown peninsula to drink a good cocktail or a craft beer and nosh on smoked chicken wings with Alabama white sauce. Any sporting event is empty without the proper culinary accroutrement so step up the game with their Benton’s Country Ham spread for the table. The delectable smoked meats at Cumberland — pork or chicken — have the hint of hickory and the right balance of juicy tenderness with crispy end pieces scorched by the fire. In addition to the meat, save room for the decadent loaded fries topped with pulled chicken or pork, smoked cheddar cheese, bacon, white barbecue sauce and jalapenos or keep it kosher with the barbecue duck fat fries that include a large basket of perfectly crisped fries in a sweet and salty barbecue seasoning, no ketchup needed. Don’t miss the special of the day — as it’s usually one of the best items on the menu — and their highly regarded ribs, showcased on the weekends, are worth the trip. —Katherine Connor
Dish (Summer 2015)
Two bars, 48 taps, a Pale Room, and a menu of food finely crafted to pair well with craft beers.
Features: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Hours: Lunch, Dinner, & Late Night; 11:30am-2am
Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 4pm-7pm: $3 Session pints, $1 off well liquor, 1/2 price street food