Anthill Pub & Grille

4200 Campus Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612
949-824-3050

Details

  • Mon-Fri 11am-12am
  • $
  • Garage Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Some schools discourage drinking; others ban it. And then there's UC Irvine, whose Anthill Pub in the Student Center bans drinking crappy beer. Its no-swill policy means there is no hipster PBR or watery Bud anything. The ever-changing list of local and distant American craft beers, from Lagunitas to Dogfish Head, goes on sale every afternoon: $1 off single servings (tulip glasses or pints, depending on the beer) and $3 off pitchers. A full menu of sandwiches, including a very credible bratwurst, and fried snacks such as sweet potato fries are available at the adjacent counter. Had a place like this existed at every school, Natty Light would no longer exist.

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