Cob and Pen
Hours: Monday through Thursday 4pm-Midnight; Fridays 4pm-2am; Saturdays 11am-2am; Sundays 11am-Midnight
This gastropub features a rotating selection of local beer from craft breweries all over Florida as well as your standard staples. With a variety of ales, saisons, stouts and sours on draft and over 50 beers available by the bottle or can there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Not feeling a beer? Cob & Pen also has a respectable wine menu with red and white options as well as champagne cocktails so treat yo self!
Atmosphere: Few gastropubs can feel as immediately comfortable and cool as Cob & Pen does. Located within a refurbished Bavarian style home, the main room of the bar features high gabled ceilings and warm lighting that makes you feel instantly at home while the local art decorating the walls pay homage to Lakeland’s history and culture. Their Vintage Room, which can be rented out for events (see below) is a charming mirrored room with Victorian styled furniture that is perfect for curling up with friends while sipping champagne cocktails.
Food: Cob & Pen is quickly becoming known for its delicious food offerings which range from your typical pub snacks like cheese plates and hummus to loaded and poutine fries and full on meals. Try the Portobello “Rueben”, this melty vegetarian option will make you think about mushrooms in an entirely new way! Their avocado toast is another amazing option that uses bread from local bakery Born and Bread. If you’re feeling something sweeter to go with your stout, try their decadent chocolate cake or newly debuted coffee break ice cream served with a chocolate chip biscotti.
Events: Looking for a different sort of venue for an event? Cob & Pen will rent out their space to you and have options for catering the event as well! Click here for more information about how to book a room, lawn, lounge or more!
Written by: Abbie