Located at 58 Shrewsbury St. in Worcester, The Pint certainly delivers on its name. With a vast selection of craft beers, great food and a unique, but laid-back, atmosphere, The Pint is sure to offer a great time.
When you walk into The Pint, which opened on Sept. 1, you can’t help but notice the crazy décor. Marco Tonelli, who co-owns and manages The Pint with his father, John, describes the décor as “made up of quirky knick-knacks.”
“We picked up a good amount of it over the years, but our bartender also helped design the inside. We also picked up many items from local and antique shops, salvage yards and the Springfield Fair. We did it all ourselves,” he said.
Besides the décor, you also can’t help but notice the relaxed feel and large bar filled with tasty spirits and unique beers. There is also a chalkboard featuring various craft beers that will make decision-making quite difficult.
“It’s a craft beer, whisky and cocktail bar with a laid-back, lodge-like atmosphere,” Tonelli said. “My father and I have both always wanted to get into the bar industry. Since we opened, it’s been awesome. We went the first month without any advertising, just word of mouth. It’s just a place where working-class, 25- to 50-year-olds can come hang out, have a good cocktail or beer and watch sports.”
The Pint has 16 draft lines of craft beer that are constantly rotating. “We don’t stick to one specific beer. You might have a beer one night that you may not have again for a while because we are constantly rotating them out,” Tonelli said. You can find mostly New England-based craft beers at The Pint, including several from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut.
As for cocktails, there are many tasty options to choose from, but one to try is the Whisky Sour made with egg whites! “People are always hesitant to try it. I was too! But it’s just so good,” Tonelli said. Cocktails are all around $11.
While the beer and drinks are main attractions at The Pint, the bar food menu, although small, is oh-so-delicious!
The “food truck style” menu includes five different types of kettle chips, yummy paninis such as the Hawaiian and Italian, and grilled cheese sandwiches with stand outs like the Loaded Grilled Cheese. Grilled cheese sandwiches and paninis range from $7-$9.
An absolute must when at The Pint are the nachos with candied bacon and beer cheese for $11. You read that correctly – candied bacon and beer cheese!
“We also use several condiments from Dr. Gonzo’s Uncommon Condiments, also a local Worcester business,” Tonelli added.
Another unique find at The Pint is the shuffleboard! Patrons can have a drink, eat a grilled cheese sandwich and play a game of shuffleboard. What could be better than that? If playing a game of Cards Against Humanity is more your speed, don’t worry, because The Pint has that, too!
“We also have trivia on Wednesday nights. From 9-10 p.m., we have fast-paced Name That Tune Trivia,” Tonelli said.
Concerned about parking on busy Shrewsbury Street? Don’t fret! Street and lot parking are available.
The Pint is open seven days a week from 4:30 p.m.-2 a.m. For more information about The Pint, find them on Facebook, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-414-1314.
By Rachel Shuster