Morty's Bar & Grille
5517 S Regal
Spokane, WA 99223
The menu features bar fare with pizazz with tasty offering such as Alaskan Amber, hand-dipped halibut and chips, steak kebobs and a variety of specialty hot wings. Morty's is a great place to watch sports. This is some really good food. Who says you can't go gourmet while watching a Sunday beating? The Korean stir-fry, slow-roasted prime rib dinner and shrimp ravioli is a dead giveaway that Morty's serves gourmet grub. Even with the fancy food, prices are reasonable and nothing, including the Surf & Turf is over $15. Appetizers averaging around $5 and lunch coming in under $8 means you don't have to spend a lot to enjoy above-average bar food.
Morty's Tap & Grille is a neighborhood bar with a modern décor. The panel walls echo that of a manor estate that contrast nicely with the cool hammered steel-top tables. There's an abundance of conveniently scattered TVs and comfortable seating making this not only a great place to watch the game, but a place to hang out at and enjoy a fantastic meal. But when you throw in the neon beer signs, a couple pool tables and a decorated Moosehead, you've got guys wishing Morty's was in their basement.
Oh, and lest not we forget it's a sports bar. Morty's features 15 televisions playing all the games, all the time, including the Sunday Ticket, ESPNU and all the NFL matchups that attract posses of Chargers, Seahawks and Raiders fans to name drop a few. There are pull tabs, video games and a nice patio with heaters.
Even with the gourmet grub, you get the feeling everything is still designed to go well with a cold one. If you're here for the beer, There are a dozen on tap, perfectly chilled bottles and great pitcher specials for Monday Night Football and the Saturday college games. Morty's also features a full bar with all-day Sunday Happy Hour featuring $2.50 wells. This neighborhood Bar & Grille atop the South Hill makes watching your team lose almost bearable.
(This artcle I wrote was published in HomeTeam Sports Weekly November 2008)