Cheap beer and cheap food
Phill Blair is the co-owner and bartender at The Whig, an underground bar at Gervais and Main streets across from the State House. The Whig will hit its four-year anniversary in July.
Whats good here?
Cheap beer and cheap food.
Monday is dollar a slice pizza. Tuesday is 50-cent tacos. Wednesday is $2 pints.
Whats the most popular?
Tuesday is definitely the busiest day. Its painfully busy. Its out-the-door busy.
Hows the jukebox?
We hear quite a bit of it. People say its the best in town, but weve heard all of it a thousand times.
Whats on it?
We hear the Talking Heads played over and over, The Who played over and over and over. Of course Bruce Springsteen, every single day. ... Born to Run usually. Im a fan, but Im still pretty sick of it.
When are you most crowded?
Monday, Tuesday, Friday late night. Saturday night we do this thing, chicken and waffles. Two pieces of chicken, two waffles, 5 bucks. From 11 to 1:30.
How did that start?
There are a lot of chicken and waffles places in big cities. About time we had one.
Whats the biggest misconception about your place?
We are always called a hipster bar. Thats not quite accurate. And people think were a wild and crazy place. Not really.
So who goes there?
Everyone. Local people. Main street workers. All types. It depends on the hour. It changes.
Its kind of dark, kind of small. Mondays and Tuesdays are pretty cramped. We think Wednesday is the best day to come. You can get a table and have elbow room. Theres a full menu and $2 beers.
Whats on the menu?
Pizza, burgers, standard bar food. ... Gouda mac and cheese, people love that. We took it away for a while, and people panicked, so we brought it back.
Free Space Invaders.