It's a simple concept. Good food, good service, and a good time. It's the way things flow at the Yard and Flagon Pub and The Rook and Raven Pub in Saskatoon; 2 pubs, two distinctive different flavours. Pull up a seat at the Yard and Flagon, a true Broadway original. Rooted in the heart of Broadway Avenue, the Yard encompasses a no B.S., laid back, comfort-food atmosphere.
One that owners Arno and Ryan are proud to stand by with their laid-back, welcoming staff. Perfect after a long day of work, the Yard and Flagon Pub offers pub food with a twist and some of the tastiest soups in the city. Ask anyone in the Bridge City about The Yard and Flagon Pub and you'll hear the word "local" come up time and time again.
Not only is it a city staple, but as owner Ryan describes "coming to the Yard is like wrapping yourself in your favourite blanket at home, it’s just comfortable. A consistency." When you walk in, you know exactly what you’re getting. "Wicked good beer selection, a great back bar, and varied menu" says Arno, "You’re not going to leave hungry." Whether you’re a regular or a new-comer, the Yard is the perfect place to explore the genuine Broadway tone and down to earth comfort food that will leave you feeling satisfied and thinking about your next visit.
Maybe your taste buds are feeling a little more adventurous. Just across the bridge, slide into a deep booth at the Rook and Raven Pub—It’s the perfect balance of downtown pub and upscale flare.
"The Rook was supposed to be a kind of grown up Yard" describes Arno, "but our food took over and geared us a little more toward the upscale. That new gastro-feel, with the fancy cocktails." Enticing dishes and shareable snacks make it the perfect place for a business lunch, after work drinks, or a night out downtown.
The drink menu is overflowing with options and the food menu is crafted by the Rook and Raven Pub’s Red Seal Chef and almost entirely made from scratch. "We make our own ketchup, we make our own pickled onions, cabbage, and the meat for the Rueben, we brine that all ourselves." Arno explains. "It’s food that’s a little more up to date "big city food" but with a price tag that is much less than fine dining. I’d put our chef and kitchen staff up to the best in the city".
No matter what the day or night brings, good food, good service, good times are always waiting at The Yard and Flagon Pub, 718 Broadway Avenue and The Rook and Raven Pub at 154 2nd Avenue South, beautiful Downtown Saskatoon.