The Hangover Pub located on Green Street has been on my “must try ASAP” list since opening. I was beyond excited for New England’s first Bacon Gastro Pub! The renovated space was vibrant and alive, offering a welcoming, hip, eclectic vibe. I love art and was happy to see local artists work scattered throughout the restaurant; which of course is for sale.

I have to admit, I have a silly “rule;” I never look at a menu before I try a new restaurant. However, something about all this bacon talk had me saying just take a peek. I decided I needed to plan my evening with bacon, so I looked and I was excited.

We started with the Man Candy – Brown sugar and maple glazed thick-cut bacon. WOW! I truly think this was the best bacon I have ever had. Sweet and savory, perfect thickness with ample meat. In addition, we had the House Smoked Hog ‘Wings’ – outstanding. The flavors were spot on, a delicious smoked flavor; this was a great change of pace to the typical chicken wing.

For my main entrée (everything sounded so appetizing), I decided on the Cider Braised Statler Chicken – Sherry cream, apple, bacon, with extra Brussels sprouts (I requested to omit the potatoes). The chicken was so delicious, the sherry cream was not too heavy, accompanied with sufficient apple and bacon to meld all of these exciting flavors, cooked perfectly, moist, melted in your mouth; the brussle sprouts were good as well but I didn’t eat many as I wanted to eat all of my chicken.

We did some sharing with our fellow foodies, homemade chips, awesome, fries, awesome, Poutine awesome, catch of the day, awesome, Zeppolis awesome!

Also, I would be remiss not commenting on my cocktail, the Sangria is excellent!

The owner, Jay, came over to greet us and to say if we need anything, just ask. He took a few minutes to explain his vision and future vision of The Hangover Pub. Loved his ideas, love how The Hangover Pub came to fruition.

The service was excellent; I can fully appreciate how large parties can be a challenge. We were well taken care of, the food came out all at once, and everyone was so friendly and helpful. A+ for the service and staff.

I loved The Hangover Pub and it will definitely be on my list of favorite spots in Worcester. I cannot wait to sit at the bar, have me some Man Candy and try some of the interesting craft cocktails, and of course go back for Brunch!