50 Punny Bar and Restaurant Names From Across the U.S.
If you think a good pun will make the food and beverages taste better, then we have some bar and restaurant recommendations for you.
1. ALABAMA // WISH YOU WERE BEER
This fantastic bar name works on two levels—because we all know someone we wish was a pint of beer.
2. ALASKA // BAKED ALASKA ALEHOUSE
This restaurant serves everything from burgers and hot dog wraps to subs and calzones—and, yes, mini baked Alaskas are on the menu.
3. ARIZONA // UNPHOGETTABLE
This pun-tastic, vegetarian-friendly spot also has a restaurant in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Also: Gear up for a lot of pho puns in this list.
4. ARKANSAS // GRILLENIUM FALCON
That's right: A Star Wars-themed food truck that makes "Chewie" grilled cheeses.
5. CALIFORNIA // 9021PHO
This restaurant, which has spaces in Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks, Glendale, and West Hollywood, promises a "one-of-a-kind dining experience."
6. COLORADO // BASIC KNEADS PIZZA
A wood-fired pizza oven on wheels.
7. CONNECTICUT // LOX STOCK & BAGELS
There are three of these punny bagel shops in the state: West Hardford, Granby, and Bloomfield.
8. DELAWARE // BREW HA HA
Nine of these eclectic coffee shops—which are, according to the website, "a marriage of Italian quality and down-home Delaware friendly"—can be found in Wilmington, Newark, and Greenville.
9. FLORIDA // MUSTARD'S LAST STAND
A twist on Custer's Last Stand. This Floridian chain, which has two locations in Melbourne, serves Chicago-style hot dogs (you'll also find a Yankee Dog and a "Boston Dawg" on the menu).
10. GEORGIA // JAMAICA MI KRAZY
Enjoy some Jamaican food that's so good, you'll go crazy for it. The restaurant's specialties include jerk chicken, oxtail, and curry goat.
11. HAWAII // THE BREWSEUM
Find it:Honolulu, Hawaii
Although not technically an eatery, this bar doubles as a museum that has collections featuring "WWII, military, beer and Hawaiiana memorabilia," according to the website. The museum has been open since 1994; The Home of the Brave Brewing Company opened in 2014.
12. IDAHO // 21 & CUP
A rustic-style cafe that serves coffee, tea, and booze.
13. ILLINOIS // EGG'LECTIC CAFE
They serve eggs to hungry customers in two locations in Wheaton.
14. INDIANA // AESOP'S TABLES
You can't visit—the store closed in 2013—but you can still enjoy the literary pun.
15. IOWA // OPEN SESAME
Location:Des Moines, Iowa
Yelp reviewers give this Lebanese restaurant high marks for its delicious, authentic Mediterranean food.
16. KANSAS // SAKE2ME SUSHI ROLLS
Some of the best sushi Kansas has to offer.
17. KENTUCKY // THAI & MIGHTY
A food truck that is coming back from hiatus in 2017.
18. LOUISIANA // MOON WOK
Location:New Orleans, Louisiana
You don't have to dance your way into this restaurant, but you can.
19. MAINE // THE ROCKIN' & ROASTIN' CAFE & RESTAURANT
Location: Newry, Maine
This rock-and-roll-themed cafe, which was owned by Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer, had menu options like "Janie’s Got a Bun" and "Livin’ on a Wedge" when it opened in December 2015. It closed in August 2016, but there's still a punny coffee shop with the same name in Massachusetts.
20. MARYLAND // TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD
Location:Ocean City, Maryland
Not related to the recipe book of the same name.
21. MASSACHUSETTS // AESOP'S BAGELS
Another restaurant punning on Aesop's Fables—and this one you can visit.
22. MICHIGAN // BEAN ME UP
You should probably resist the urge to call the baristas Scotty.
23. MINNESOTA // SHERLOCK'S HOME
People are still mourning the loss of this British-style watering hole.
24. MISSISSIPPI // HAPPY DAZE
The fun restaurant has a waving polar bear statue outside.
25. MISSOURI // VINCENT VAN DOUGHNUT
Restaurateur Vincent Brian Marsden makes delicious handmade doughnuts from scratch with the help of his young son Vincent Van, a.k.a. Mini Vinny (he's the taste tester).
26. MONTANA // OVER THE TAPAS
Is this pun over the top?
27. NEBRASKA // BEER AND LOATHING IN DUNDEE
Unfortunately, this ale house has shuttered its doors.
28. NEVADA // NACHO DADDY
Location:Las Vegas, Nevada
This restaurant, which has three locations around Las Vegas, boasts 15 "world famous" nachos, including lobster and crab, BBQ pork, filet mignon, and two vegan options.
29. NEW HAMPSHIRE // MEN AT WOK
Location: West Lebanon, New Hampshire
According to Yelp, it has some of the best Kung Pau chicken around.
30. NEW JERSEY // JUST BECLAWS
Location:Jersey City, New Jersey
"BeClaws" refers to the claws of crawfish.
31. NEW MEXICO // WISEPIES
Location:Albuquerque, New Mexico
At this punny restaurant, you can either pick a pizza from the menu or create your own—according to the website, you'll get a personalized pizza (or salad!) in under five minutes, with "a budget-friendly price point that keeps guests coming back time and time again." There's a second WisePies location in Arizona.
32. NEW YORK // A SALT AND BATTERY
Location:New York, New York
A delightful fish and chips spot in New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood. The restaurant also sells a variety of groceries and merchandise from the U.K.
33. NORTH CAROLINA // BAGUETTABOUTIT
Location:Raleigh, North Carolina
A food truck that serves sausages in baguettes.
34. NORTH DAKOTA // THE WURST SHOP IN DICKINSON
Location:Dickinson, North Dakota
The wurst, but definitely not the worst.
35. OHIO // LORD OF THE WINGS
This punny wing shop has 20 different wing sauces, ranging from the hot hot hot "Buffalo Suicide" to the safe "Garlic Parmesan." If you can't stop at the restaurant in Ohio, Lord of the Wings also has locations around the world.
36. OKLAHOMA // THE PRAIRIE DOG
This cafe serves gourmet hot dogs.
37. OREGON // FRANKS-A-LOT
Franks-A-Lot serves hot dogs, yes, but there's also a big vegetarian sausage menu. You're veggie welcome.
38. PENNSYLVANIA // BURGATORY
A Pennslyvania burger chain that pairs a "helluva burger" with "heavenly shakes."
39. RHODE ISLAND // POUR JUDGEMENT
Location:Newport, Rhode Island
The pub offers cheap bites and a wide array of craft beers.
40. SOUTH CAROLINA // FONDUELY YOURS
Location:Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Since closing, residents of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina have had to go elsewhere for their fondue fix.
41. SOUTH DAKOTA // THE BARCODE BAR AND GRILL
Location:Sioux Falls, South Dakota
A friendly staff and excellent beer menu makes this bar an excellent place to grab something to eat.
42. TENNESSEE // I DREAM OF WEENIE
Dreaming of the perfect hot dog? Look no further than this Nashville staple.
43. TEXAS // BREAD ZEPPELIN
This salad-centric chain has restaurants in five Texas cities.
44. UTAH // TEMPTASIAN RESTAURANT
Location:American Fork, Utah
One word you'll see all over this Chinese restaurant's Yelp reviews: yummy.
45. VERMONT // PASTABILITIES
This pizza restaurant serves everything from traditional margarita pies to a vegan option.
46. VIRGINIA // THE DAIRY GODMOTHER
This Virginia joint serves up frozen custard and other dairy treats.
47. WASHINGTON // TURNIP THE BEET
Location:Port Angeles, Washington
Enjoy some clean, farm-to-table eats. According to its website, Turnip the Beet's menu has "over 60 different choices and over 1000 different ways to combine them," which means "you can eat something different each day for the next 3 years!"
48. WEST VIRGINIA // THE POUR HOUSE
Location:Bradley, West Virginia
Bartenders will be happy to pour you as many drinks as you'd like.
49. WISCONSIN // DRINK WISCONSINBLY PUB
This classic alehouse, which has delicious fried curds on the menu, throws fun events like Friday Night Fish Fry.
50. WYOMING // THAI ME UP
This bar and restaurant offers 20 beers on tap.
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