Looking for a great neighborhood joint? Then, Mel’s Burger Bar will be your new go-to spot. With a selection of over 50 beers, 18 burgers, and 18 non-alcoholic and alcoholic milkshakes, this neighborhood joint truly has something for everyone. There’s also a great mix of appetizers, sides, and vegetarian options. The decor is hip, casual, and inviting. You can’t miss the Mel’s sign in the back with its bright, Instagram-worthy lights.
I had a chance to check out Mel’s Burger Bar at an intimate press dinner last week. The venue doesn’t disappoint! We started out with Spinach Artichoke Dip, Loaded Nachos with Beef, and Mac ‘N Cheese Ballz. Everything was fresh, flavorful, and with just the right amount of gooeyness. Next, I had the Hot Mess Burger that comes with jalapeños, bacon crumbles, Monterey Jack, charred onion, lettuce, garlic sriracha mayo, all on a potato bun. The mix of ingredients is phenomenal- I loved the blend of spiciness, cheese, and seasoning. I paired this burger with the Parmesan Jalapeño Fries- clearly I like spicy eats! These fries had the perfect amount of cheese and jalapeños, and had a great Parmesan Marinara Sauce to dip them in. To finish off the meal, we got the Dessert Sampler: fried Oreos and and vanilla ice cream. It was such a chewy, delicious, finish!
The food alone is reason enough to visit Mel’s Burger Bar, but if you’re more about the beer, you’re in luck too. The venue has a program called Brew Crew, which has a number of cool perks and deals. After trying all of the beer choices over time, you’ll get beer baptized. You’ll also get invited to exclusive events. You can find Mel’s Burger Bar at 1450 2nd Ave and 2850 Broadway. Be sure to check out this alluring venue!