New to Delray: FREE HOUSE Blends British Style with American Fare


Free House American Eatery & Pub has opened on Atlantic Avenue. The casual restaurant-bar concept, located in downtown’s Atlantic Plaza, brings dozens of beer selections, upscale cocktails, and outstanding food all served in a sports pub atmosphere to the lively Delray Beach Arts & Entertainment District. Free House is the only sports bar positioned directly on Atlantic Avenue and will broadcast games from all major sports leagues (MLB, NFL, NBA, MLS) on 22 large screen HDTVs. It is also an official venue of Ultimate Fighting Championships UFC) events. While some patrons watch the games in air conditioned comfort, others may choose outdoor seating to view the action from screens mounted in the open-air courtyard. The Free House name is a nod to British beer houses that are independent of any one specific brewery. In turn, the new Delray concept offers 10 different draft beers on tap daily, both local and imported. A giant chalkboard displays an ever-changing selection of more than two dozen craft brews, from pilsner to porter, seasonal to stout. Florida breweries are prominent at Free House, such as Due South, Saltwater, and Funky Buddha. Signature cocktails created by a master mixologist enhance the Free House experience. Among them are the gin-based Avenue East, the Sriracha Hurricane, made with caraway infused rum, and the Maple Swine, featuring Whistle Pig rye whiskey over an ice lump infused with Free House family Vermont Maple syrup, served in a cedar smoked glass garnished with a strip of bacon. Chicken wings are a favorite for sports fans. Free House prepares them in five different styles. Other pub inspired offerings include Warm Soft Pretzels with three dipping sauces, beer-battered Fish & Chips, Smoked Salmon Dip with crispy baguettes. Flatbreads are a favorite, especially the Margarita baked with fresh buffalo mozzarella. For entrees, some choices are Basil Chimichurri Hanger Steak, Fish Tacos, and Rum & Guava Glazed Salmon. Ever popular are burgers, and the Free House version made with Wagyu beef is particularly flavorsome and juicy. It is served with house-cut fries or onion straws.