We here at GSN don’t normally frequent what are known as “breastaurants”, but recently we were invited to check out our local Tilted Kilt. The restaurant itself is quite spacious for a sports bar, and even on a quiet night we were pleasantly surprised by the attentiveness of staff. Our waitress wrote her name on our coasters, which I thought was a brilliant idea.
We decided to start off with a few cocktails, of which there are a decent selection. We chose two old school styled drinks, the Old Fashioned and the Whiskey Sour. The Old Fashioned could have benefitted from some sweetener, but the sour was very good. Both were served on the rocks however, which made them quite diluted after a few minutes.
Next we ordered a pair of appetizers, the Scotch Eggs and the Pub Pretzels. The eggs were some of the best I’ve had and the horseradish dipping sauce was a perfect complement. The pretzels came out piping hot, soft and with two sauces (neither cheese based). The pretzels were decent, but did not benefit from the dips.
For our main courses, we opted for the Wicked Boston Burger & the One Shot Johnny Shepherd’s Pie. The burger was made with Sam Adams beer and was perfectly cooked. No complaints there. The shepherd’s pie was very good, but needed more potatoes to complement the meat and veg. A nice touch was the heart-shaped piece of garlic toast.
Lastly, we opted for a few closing beverages instead of a dessert, I requested a Guinness draught, while my dining companion ordered a Belfast Boom (half a glass of Guinness with a depth charge of whiskey and Bailey’s). It tasted much better than it looked. The Bailey’s curdled almost instantly and created a brown cheese-like visual and mouthfeel. Not a great idea, that one. The pint of Guinness was fresh though, and the manager told us that they clean the lines weekly.
We were about to leave, when they announced that it was trivia night. Never one to pass up a chance to play trivia, we stayed and ordered a double of
Bailey’s to cleanse the palate. Turns out we came in first place and won a gift card! Being generous types, we passed the card on to a friend of ours who recommended the Tilted Kilt to us in the first place. All in all, it was a great evening, and we left feeling happy, full and relaxed.
The first Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery opened in the Las Vegas Rio Hotel and Casino in 2003. The concept was a “contemporary, Celtic theme sports bar, staffed with beautiful servers.” As of August 2015, Tilted Kilt has 107 locations.
For more information go to: Tilted Kilt