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Gastropubs are a style of restaurants that combine good-quality, yet casual and affordable, culinary fare with a range of beers and spirits in a relaxed convivial atmosphere. The term comes from gastro, Latin for stomach, and pub, the shortened name for public house, or drinking establishment. Gastropubs became popular in the United Kingdom in the 1990s after the success of The Eagle, which opened in London, in 1991; gastropubs then spread to the United States in the mid-2000s, where they have proliferated around the country creating a new style of postrecession dining that highlights local beer and spirits and homemade artisan food. The Spotted Pig is considered the first U.S. gastropub, which opened in Manhattan, New York, in 2004. Gastropubs can now be found in ...

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