A friend introduced me to Kash bar in Chester a while ago, as friends do. Since then it’s become a favourite haunt. The beer is exceptional and although I’m not in Chester that often, I often pop in before a gig in The Live Rooms. I’ve introduced a few others to the wonders of this place too, as a way to “pay it forward”.
On previous visits to Kash, I’d been distracted by the food, which looked excellent. Eventually I couldn’t resist any longer, so Mrs Platinum Al and I went on a mission to Chester to enjoy the full eating experience at this venue.
Kash is on Brook Street, so not in the main town centre. It’s not too far out of the way though and well worth the effort. On entering, the visitor finds an elaborately decorated venue with a chilled vibe and some cool tunes. Not to mention, of course, the myriad beverages available, many of which are brewed on site.
To kick things off, I went for a pint of Gold Digger, from the home Blueball brewery. It’s a very tasty golden pale ale, not too strong but full of flavour. My companion went for the ever reliable Brooklyn Lager, one of our favourites.
The food arrived without much of a wait, starting with some tortilla chips and dip to share. Excellent choice – simple but effective. The dip itself was a really good, tangy sauce. We had a couple more beers – I went for a Brooklyn lager too, this time. It’s getting easier to find bottles of Brooklyn these days, but it’s great to have on draught.
We both opted for burgers for the main event, although the choice was difficult. So much to sample… Mrs Platinum Al opted for The Pioneer, which was a burger on a bun with Swiss cheese, caramelised onions, mushrooms, bacon and garlic mayo. It looked damn fine, but mushrooms are my green kryptonite so I didn’t venture a try.
No matter – my own burger was awesome enough for me. I chose The Bomb, a burger topped with bacon, cheese and Kash’s Blueball ale chilli. The chilli was rich and full of flavour, I loved every mouthful. Both burgers were served with chips that were like wedges shaved into fries. I’m no fan of the big chubby chips, so these fries were perfect.
All in all, the food was fantastic. Great quality comfort food with loads of flavour, prepared with obvious pride and care. There’s so much to choose from that Kash demands another visit (next time it’s Mexican for me!).
Plus you’ve got a massive choice of excellent beers on offer – so much that there’s surely something for everyone. With a warm welcome, attentive staff and relaxed atmosphere, Kash is now the premier bar in Chester. Think you can beat this? Good luck.
Kash Taprooms Bar & Grill, 121 Brook Street, Chester
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