Uptown Tavern is in Hillcrest on University between Subway and Gossip Grill. They have a large U shaped bar and porch with long firepits. On this occasion I ordered their small appetizers and sparking water. Their carnitas tacos were very flavorful and their little burger sliders were cute on sweet Hawaiian buns. On a separate occasion I tried their larger burger which was juicy and full of flavor.
Date destination? Yes their atmosphere has very nice firepits, and dim lighting. Menu includes light as well as hardier American fare.