Not to be confused with the completely unrelated Public House at Venetian, this one is more sports pub than gastropub, with a satisfying menu of American classics and a boisterous atmosphere. The latter is due to the omnipresent TVs showing all manner of sporting events and the people who watch them, cheering along. Even if the concept of a less-than-peaceful meal bothers you, the food could make up for it with a variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads, and comfort-food entrees like meatloaf, steak, and even jambalaya. Standouts include the slow-roasted, pulled-pork sandwich, which is topped with a mound of onion straws and cole slaw and dressed in a sweet (rather than vinegary) BBQ sauce (which we prefer, frankly), and braised short rib with caramelized onions and horseradish. Prices are moderate and service is fantastic, so if you can put up with the roar of the crowd you’ll have little else to complain about.
- Rick Garman