The Loose Moose Tap and Grill House
Named for the immense trophy moose head holding pride of place behind the bar, the décor of this unique space transports you back to the 1920’s with its steampunk style from the exposed brick and globes, the leather banquette booths, the copper and steel piping, the rusty steel drum downlights and wall art.
The Loose Moose Tap and Grill House has you covered lunch, dinner until late with a menu specialising in Canadian fare – ribs from the smoker, steaks from the grill, buffalo wings and tacos, dawgs (hot dogs) and Cape Byron Black Angus build-your-own burgers – using only the finest locally sourced ingredients. According to the owner behind this unique venue, “it’s good to be bad” and they encourage you to come and enjoy the "dirty food made clean".
If you are looking to get loose at the Moose, you’ll be happy to find 19 beers on tap plus a rotational menu of draught beers, which regularly include such exciting brews as Bentspoke Red Nut IPA, Young Henry Motor Cycle Oil Hoppy Porter or Gage Roads Brew Co.’s Dawn Patrol Breakfast Stout.
With one of the most extensive drinks menus on the coast (20 pages), you are spoilt for choice, with over 160 whiskeys on offer from all over the globe, as well as 20 signature, old-fashioned and classic cocktails, 24 imported and local gins, 20 (dark, light, gold and spiced) international rums, more than a dozen vodkas and cognacs, over a dozen tequilas, and at least 50 additional liqueurs, sambucas, schnapps, vermouths, sherries and aperitifs.
Look out for the midweek madness specials to get a half-priced basket of buffalo wings, $5 sliders, $6 tap beers and $12 beer paddles from noon to 5pm Tuesdays and Thursday. And don’t forget to come down for Sunday sessions with the Moose to enjoy live music from 2pm.
By Michaela Lyons