The Digs: LTD's Monday Night Football crowd was exactly what you'd expect: male-heavy, hooting and hollering and seemingly friendly--watching the bartender sporting a Green Bay Packers cap serve a patron wearing an Urlacher jersey was the greatest proof of civility I could have imagined. With 10 massive flatscreens lining the walls and a dozen taps behind the bar there's literally no bad seat or mug in the place, and during sporting hours the bar is a good moderation of Fremont's fratty and granola factions. The menu is filled with fried apps and burgers, the shuffleboard table is sanded, the Monopoly boards are laminated onto the table and the Big Buck Hunter console expertly situated in the corner.
The Verdict: Aside from the TV placement--I mean seriously, they're everywhere, and it's awesome--LTD's happy hour has a few solid draws. You definitely can't argue with the prices; even though beer isn't on the happy hour menu, $3 pints and $12 pitchers are good by me. That said, being adventurous doesn't always pay off, as I reminded myself by ordering the mystery blonde ale in lieu of a Mac & Jack's--a mystery only because it was the month's rotating tap and our otherwise sharp waitress couldn't figure out its brewery. But more notably, you can snag a chicken tenders basket or mac 'n' cheese wedges for $4, or their 1/3-pound house-ground burger for $5. The bar-centric fare might not be gourmet or flashy, but it'll get you ready for the game (or games), soak up some suds and keep the wallet from complaining.