After walking through the gauntlet of beards and flannel shirts at one of Worcester’s newest culinary additions we made our way to the dining area and were seated at a table in a room decorated with art from local artists. The owners and staff were accommodating and were very helpful in explaining the menu and their favorite dishes. The vibe of the Hangover Pub was fresh, hip, and the music and atmosphere was fun and light. After looking through the menu there were a variety of options and different dishes, but I had already made up my mind: bacon was going to be the theme for the night…

With bacon on the brain, I opted to start with the Man Candy which was four pieces of thick cut bacon with a maple glaze served in a cocktail glass. The bacon was thick and cooked to a firm, slightly crisp consistency and drizzled with a maple glaze. This was a great start to the evening. Feeling slightly guilty about my dining choices for the evening I opted to have a salad between my bacon appetizer and bacon main course. The Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Bacon was served in a large bowl with salad greens, Brussel sprouts, bacon, cheese, and a lemon vinaigrette dressing. It was light and fresh and would serve as a good intermediate course before a heavy dinner. For my main course the kitchen staff allowed me to sample an item usually reserved for their Sunday brunch. I ordered a serving of The Hangover’s Poutine. The Poutine was served in a large bowl with fresh cut fries, bacon, cheese, and a maple glaze. The flavors blended together perfectly to make this a rich savory dish worth trying. But its rich heavy nature probably lends itself to be a dish worth sharing as an appetizer.

The service and staff were great. Everyone was friendly and helpful, offering choices and suggestions and advice. Leanna was a great server and offered help and suggestions and kept, water, drinks, and plates fresh.

The Hangover offers great food, atmosphere, drinks and a fun fresh menu. The décor worked for the pub style atmosphere while offering a local Worcester feel. Nestled on Green Street in Worcester, The Hangover is definitely worth a visit.