In many ways, The Griffon is the quintessential dive bar. It’s a no-frills joint with old tables, rickety chairs, and a well-worn bar. And you certainly won’t find a restroom with fancy-schmancy bathroom fixtures that look like the bastard offspring of the IKEA catalog and Southern Living. For Pete’s sake, The Griffon is the kind of place with dollar bills stuck to the ceilings, walls, and, well, who knows where else they may be. However, in addition to a menu of pretty standard bar fare, this little Vendue Street pub serves up the choicest craft brews and an unexpectedly good, rotating meat-and-two menu. Some days it’s fried chicken and green beans, other days it’s fried pork chops, mac and cheese, and collards. Heck, they even serve lasagna. Oh, and they also make some doggone good soups too, from broccoli cheddar to crab bisque. —Chris Haire Dish, Summer 2016
Full menu of quesadillas, salads, soups, sandwiches, and more.
Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 4 pm-7 pm: $2 domestics, $3 house liquor, $2 PBR draft pint, $2 High Life bottles