Last night we met up with Andrew and Charlie at Tower Tavern located at 401 E. 31st, part of what is called Martini Corner. It was described to us as a sports bar with an emphasis on Italian food and that is pretty much what it is. Nothing fancy here, just good bar food that stands out from the crowd. The place has a "everybody knows your name" kind of vibe, which is always nice and the exposed brick walls and high ceilings add to the charm.
They have a nice selection of tap beer, including my favorite Guinness. They don't have Stella on tap, but they do have it in bottles, so that is what Dan ordered. We started out with Spinach Dip which was very good and served with nice warm pita bread.
Dan and I both ordered the Italian Meat Stromboli with fries and they were awesome. The dough was very good and they were filled with pepperoni, Italian sausage and cheese, with a side of marinara for dipping. Both Andrew and Charlie ordered the Tower Sliders, which are supposed to be incredible. They both love them and they did look good. Three mini burgers with all the frills and fries, what's not to love there.
I would definitely go back, the food and the service were both great and the atmosphere is nice.