Ebbets Field has had a long presence in our community, opening more than 40 years ago. No matter how many times it’s changed ownership, it has always been a draw for students, alumni and local sports fans that need a chill and comfy place to go see their favorite game. Recently, the bar and restaurant has been going through a major re-do, and now has a spruced-up menu offering cool new drinks, great bar food and a fresh energetic attitude.
Located on 1027 East Walnut Street, this iconic old house has seen some fun times and is ready for more. The moment you walk in you get a hint of camaraderie—and a whiff of cold beer and fried food. The wooden floors creak from generations of thirsty and hungry fans who have graced the halls, and the freshly painted walls are decorated with all sorts of sports memorabilia, photos of famous players, vintage flags and neon signs. There are enough TV screens to watch whatever games are on—and yet, it doesn’t feel overwhelming at all.
The newly designed and re-imagined cocktail menu at Ebbets Field offers four rotating draft cocktails that you can order as a single drink or as a whole pitcher to share with the table. The hard part is deciding what to try first. One of the cocktails is Ranch Water. This refreshing cocktail is one of my favorite drinks, but I decide to push myself and venture into something new. I opt for the Mango #5, made with spicy tequila, ancho chile, mango, curacao, citrus and a tajin rim, served on the rocks. Yup, that’s the one. We also tried the Sedona Slammer, a whiskey cocktail with black tea, peach, citrus and bitters. Both were delicious and I can now see why someone would order a pitcher of them.
Let’s order some food to help with these cocktails. We started with a couple of the Warm-ups which are your quick appetizers. We ordered the St. Louis Toasted Raviolis—the cheese-filled variety that’s kind of hard to find—and then went for the house pickle chips. I actually love fried pickles, so if they are on a menu, I’m ordering them for sure.