Food & Drink

A brewpub that uses Catcher in the Rye as a menu

pizza and beer at Renegade Publik House

Even though you can't spell Barnes & Noble without the word "bar", books aren't usually an integral part of drinking establishments. Except at Renegade Publik House. The book-fetishizing DU offshoot of the incredibly successful Renegade Brewing Company delivers menus inside classic novels, but fills them with something far more interesting: thin-crust pizzas and craft beers from around the country

Finally, an even easier-reading version of Cliff's Notes

Plop down on one of the 14 bar seats and check out a bartop embedded with pages of classic novels from Vonnegut and Salinger. Though weirdly, they don't pour J.D. What they do pour are five of Renegade's own brews, including the popular Ryeteous Rye IPA and the 5:00 Afternoon Ale

Among the 25 non-Renegade taps, you'll find locals like Funkwerks and Wit's End, and stellar national picks like Ommegang's Three Philosophers, Boulevard's Tank 7, and Rogue's Hazelnut Brown Nectar.

Nine varieties of thin-ish crust pizza make up most of the menu, like this prosciutto, grilled asparagus, and truffle oil Goldeneye. Split one with your friends for an intense Bonding experience

Crispy pork belly, Yukon Gold potatoes, chevre, and sherry vinegar top the Baked Potato Pie. Prepare to no longer be able to fit in a Nook!

Catcher in the Rye holds a menu at Renegade Publik House
bar stools at Renegade Publik House
tap handles at Renegade Publik House
Goldeneye pizza at Renegade Publik House
"Baked" Potato pizza at Renegade Publik House