Basement Burger Bar

Basement Burger Bar

Tucked away in downtown Farmington is this gem. While it lives up to it's name (it's actually situated within the basement of a building) its food is above and beyond your average burger establishment. Getting to the burger bar is in and of itself a fun little adventure. You can park on the street or opt to park in the back parking lot. There are signs everywhere pointing you in the direction of where to go, but being that it's in a 'basement', by default you'll be traveling down. Dark, dimly lit, with TV's on every other wall its screams 'bar' as soon as you enter. Heavy wood accents and a loud atmosphere on a busy day/night, its feels right at home if you're into the whole casual, let's sit, drink a beer, and watch the game kind of thing. They have a full bar, bottled beers, and carry Atwater brewery on tap, so enough option to please all alcoholics alike!Their menu offers a good amount of starters which I find convenient considering stopping in for a drink, and then adding on an app is a common thing in this setting. It ranges from nachos, to chicken wings, Frickles (Fried Pickles), and Mac n Cheese Bites. Everything I have tried has been delicious all around, but you really can't go wrong with anything that's friend, covered in cheese, or smothered in delicious sauce. While their menu has a good amount of choices for main entrees, I'm here to tell you that building your own burger would be in your best interest. You start off with what type of bun you would like, and while I love myself a good burger from time to time, when I'm here I always opt for no bun and extra veggies, I'll explain this in a bit. Then moving on to proteins they have everything from Kobe beef, to bison, and turkey which all are made in house. They also have vegetarian options like falafel, portabella mushroom cap, and a black bean patty which I have yet to get around to trying, but from what I've heard is delicious. Then you have sauces. I can't even explain to you how hard it is to choose just one. When I get to this section I get that hesitation as if I'm taking a test and this menu is my scantron. What makes it even harder is the fact that majority of them are made in house! Pesto, garlic aioli, chipotle mayo, the list goes one. This section is maybe three columns long, and I always ask for some of the sauces on the side when I can't decide on just one. As if picking a sauce to accompany your burger wasn't hard enough the toppings make it that much harder. Sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, avocado, guacamole, peppers, the list goes on. You also have the premium toppings like frickles, mozzarella sticks, mac n cheese?? For me that's a bit overboard, but there's a customer for everything, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a sucker for a good mozzarella stick. Then they give you the option of what kind of leafy greens you want, then finally, cheese options. Once I hand my filled out menu to the waiter, I always feel a sense of relief and then excitement. There's really no way to mess up such a good thing, and you can never go wrong, but it is exciting seeing your burger concoction come to life. Now let me explain the deliciousness of their quality of food. Their in house made patties are amazing. While I don't eat red meat I have had their turkey burger and chicken breast. Sounds lame right? But their turkey burger is juicy, flavorful, and you almost forget that it's turkey. And while hesitant to try their chicken breast ( since if it's not cooked right it can get dried out) I almost forgot that I was in fact eating chicken breast since it was cooked so well! I forego the bread solely because the integrity of the ingredients are so good and flavorful. This is an overall great place to go with a group of friends to enjoy some burgers and brews, and while it does say 'bar' in the name, they do have a kids menu, so don't hesitate to bring the little ones! Happy Eating!
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Basement Burger Bar

Tucked away in downtown Farmington is this gem. While it lives up to it's name (it's actually situated within the basement of a building) its food is above and beyond your average burger establishment. Getting to the burger bar is in and of itself a fun little adventure. You can park on the street or opt to park in the back parking lot. There are signs everywhere pointing you in the direction of where to go, but being that it's in a 'basement', by default you'll be traveling down. Dark, dimly lit, with TV's on every other wall its screams 'bar' as soon as you enter. Heavy wood accents and a loud atmosphere on a busy day/night, its feels right at home if you're into the whole casual, let's sit, drink a beer, and watch the game kind of thing. They have a full bar, bottled beers, and carry Atwater brewery on tap, so enough option to please all alcoholics alike!Their menu offers a good amount of starters which I find convenient considering stopping in for a drink, and then adding on an app is a common thing in this setting. It ranges from nachos, to chicken wings, Frickles (Fried Pickles), and Mac n Cheese Bites. Everything I have tried has been delicious all around, but you really can't go wrong with anything that's friend, covered in cheese, or smothered in delicious sauce.While their menu has a good amount of choices for main entrees, I'm here to tell you that building your own burger would be in your best interest. You start off with what type of bun you would like, and while I love myself a good burger from time to time, when I'm here I always opt for no bun and extra veggies, I'll explain this in a bit. Then moving on to proteins they have everything from Kobe beef, to bison, and turkey which all are made in house. They also have vegetarian options like falafel, portabella mushroom cap, and a black bean patty which I have yet to get around to trying, but from what I've heard is delicious. Then you have sauces. I can't even explain to you how hard it is to choose just one. When I get to this section I get that hesitation as if I'm taking a test and this menu is my scantron. What makes it even harder is the fact that majority of them are made in house! Pesto, garlic aioli, chipotle mayo, the list goes one. This section is maybe three columns long, and I always ask for some of the sauces on the side when I can't decide on just one.As if picking a sauce to accompany your burger wasn't hard enough the toppings make it that much harder. Sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, avocado, guacamole, peppers, the list goes on. You also have the premium toppings like frickles, mozzarella sticks, mac n cheese??  For me that's a bit overboard, but there's a customer for everything, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a sucker for a good mozzarella stick. Then they give you the option of what kind of leafy greens you want, then finally, cheese options. Once I hand my filled out menu to the waiter, I always feel a sense of relief and then excitement. There's really no way to mess up such a good thing, and you can never go wrong, but it is exciting seeing your burger concoction come to life. Now let me explain the deliciousness of their quality of food. Their in house made patties are amazing. While I don't eat red meat I have had their turkey burger and chicken breast. Sounds lame right? But their turkey burger is juicy, flavorful, and you almost forget that it's turkey. And while hesitant to try their chicken breast ( since if it's not cooked right it can get dried out) I almost forgot that I was in fact eating chicken breast since it was cooked so well! I forego the bread solely because the integrity of the ingredients are so good and flavorful. This is an overall  great place to go with a group of friends to enjoy some burgers and brews, and while it does say 'bar' in the name, they do have a kids menu, so don't hesitate to bring the little ones! Happy Eating!

Basement Burger Bar

Basement Burger Bar
Basement Burger Bar
Basement Burger Bar
Basement Burger Bar
Basement Burger Bar