Opening officially on Monday, December 7 for dinner, drinks, and late-night seven days a week with brunch offered on weekends, Harwood Hospitality Group’s latest creation, Harwood Arms, transports guests to a world inspired by the British Isles. Tucked away in the Harwood District on La Rue Perdue at 2850 N. Harwood St., the concept features a regionally inspired menu of pub fare paired with clever cocktails and a broad whiskey list including a private select blend made exclusively for the brand.
Harwood Hospitality Group’s venues are known for transporting guests out of their ordinary day – from the architectural and interior design to the service and unforgettable hospitable experience. Alexie Estrada, curator of brand experience for parent company Harwood International says, “Our leading philosophy is to spark curiosity. From the storytelling to the transportive hospitality environments, we strive to deliver extraordinary experiences that keep guests coming back to discover something new with every visit.”
Estrada continues, “Just walking up to Harwood Arms’ crimson façade – with colorful flowers billowing from the millwork and seeing the illustrated iron and gold signs – you are immediately transported across the pond. We are excited for guests to discover and experience the world inside.”
Following the operations of its sister concepts, Harwood Arms opens with Harwood Cares safety standards in place. The 4,000-square-foot pub features socially distanced seating indoors with partitioned wood booths and expanded outdoor patio seating. Inside the wood-filled pub are six TVs and a pair of dart boards, lending Harwood Arms to be a place for intimate gatherings in the Harwood District where there is a strong sense of community and camaraderie.
“The intention was to create a spot where everyone will know your name,” says Estrada, “One could say it’s our version of ‘Cheers.’ We see colleagues, friends, and sports fans alike gathering around the bar to share thoughts, ideas, visions, and to even cheer and banter over a good game airing on TV. All in all, guests can expect a warm welcome, a cold pint or a whiskey served neat, and fresh food-forward culinary offerings here.”
Harwood Arms will deliver a food and beverage program served late with an international-meets-local approach. The menu carries a thematic focus on the British Isles and a mindful approach to source the highest quality ingredients. Guests will enjoy familiar Irish and English dishes on the menu as well as modern-day offerings using flavors inspired by the region’s most prominent culinary influences.
“Flavorful, scratch-made dishes are our heart and soul. We are thinking through every dish and sourcing the highest quality ingredients,” says Executive Chef Ryan York. “We are hand-cutting our chips, sourcing local A Bar N Ranch Wagyu beef, and folding in various regional influences. We definitely kicked up the flavor of traditional pub fare while adding dishes that guests may not typically see at a pub.”
Menu highlights include appetizers such as Beer & Cheddar Soup, Loaded Potato Skins, and Roasted Bone Marrow with the option to add a shot of Harwood Arms Private Select Whiskey to entrées, including Codfellow’s Beer Battered Fish & Chips, London Broil, Reuben Sandwich, an entrée-sized Cara Cara Orange Salad, and more. Desserts include house-made Whiskey Toffee Cake and Beeramisu with stout-soaked lady fingers.
As for the bar program, Harwood Arms presents a small menu of craft cocktails; more than 50 domestics, imported, and craft beers and ciders; a broad list of scotch; and, over 40 whiskeys ranging from Irish to Japanese selections. Guests will be able to order the signature Harwood Arms Private Select Old Fashioned that showcases an exclusive, one-of-a-kind whiskey made in partnership with Maker’s Mark.
Concepts Open in the Harwood District:
● Happiest Hour
● Harwood Arms
● Magnolias: Sous Le Pont
● Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens (private events only)
● Mercat Bistro