Gastropubs emerged in England as a casual dining and drinking establishment focused almost equally on drinking and dining. As these types of establishments grew in popularity, the phenomenon caught on in America. While it seems as though the idea of a gastropub is not new, it’s more of a modern twist on a pub.
Generally, pubs are more focused on beer as opposed to cocktails while many bars in America tend to offer the classic alcoholic drinks and light snacks to full meals. Since gastropubs are more food heavy, these establishments tend to be a bit more creative with things such as rotating menus, diverse selections, and creative advertising to accompany the different atmosphere from a typical bar. Check out the Spotted Pig in New York
Many gastropubs have been thriving ever since they landed as they offer many things Americans crave. Workers at Skout tend to really enjoy them. Due to the fact that gastropubs tend to have their own identity, it looks as though the phenomenon won’t be dying down in the near future.