The Blue Pine Bar & Restaurant, Larnaca

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The Blue Pine Bar & Restaurant, Larnaca, Established 1989

100 year old house
Deceiving from outside, it’s an awesome 100 year old house, converted into an amazing, busy, bar and restaurant with ten rooms on three floors, providing an awesome eating out experience that you’ve probably driven past a hundreds times.  Behind all those hedges, you’ll find a really cool covered garden area with a smaller uncovered area.  Inside it’s all wood and benches, comfy chairs, side lights and candles, set on two more floors, which separate off into bars, lounges and little cubby holes, each with at least one TV screen and there’s even a separate Pool and Games Room and a kitchen that doesn’t close ’til midnight …

Essential Moves
Established 1989, and becoming a family run business in 2004, The Blue Pine Bar & Restaurant was originally on the Dhekelia Road, opposite the Princess Hotel.  Father, Christos and son, Pani decided to relocate and moved to downtown Larnaca, creating this awesome bar, saying “They needed a bigger place to display all the stuff they’ve collected from their travels all over the world”, now pinned all over the walls and hanging from the ceilings.

Good Food
Famed for it’s American style kitchen, that serves ’til midnight, in fact what you’ll find is a massive variety of International cuisines, making it so hard to choose, but trust me, there’s bound to be something you’ll like … New on the menu this year, I love the Mozzarella Sticks or The Deep Fried Camembert Cheese for starters, Sandwiches or Wraps with imagination, or The Ultimate Nachos, topped with Chilli Con Carne, Cheddar cheese and red peppers … or traditional Kebabs, or even better the Mix Grills, but The Platters of Mini Burgers, are fun and so hard to resist, choose 8 or 12 mini bacon and cheese burgers with dips, just brilliant !!!

Signature Dishes
OMG !!! You must try the huge rack of Spare Ribs covered in a tantalizing home made secret BBQ Sauce … The massive 700 gram Jack Daniels Pork Chops, or the Black Angus Rib Eye Steak, maybe the Cuban Pork Loin and awesome tasty selection of Smokehouse hand crafted Burgers, home made with tender Angus Steak, like The unique Guinness Sloppy Joe, oh and be warned, go hungry, coz the portions are absolutely massive !

Fish or Platters
If you’re into seafood try The Chefs Fish Delight Combo, with Cod, Salmon, Kalamari, Shrimps with dips and salad, absolutely delicious … or a Meat & Cheese Combo or maybe The Blue Pine Sampler, speaks for itself πŸ˜‰

Kids & Afters
The Kids Corner includes their yummy Mac Cheese Pasta, Chicken Fingers and of course The Mini Burgers … just wait til you try Blue Pines Brownies, or the Home Made Apple Crumble Pie with Vanilla Ice cream, in fact all their desserts are to die for, really !!!

Drinks Menu
From an absolutely massive bar menu; with 18 Beers and Ciders on Draught, and over 30 in bottles including Wheat Beers, Dark Ales, Leiffe Beer, Chimay, Fruity Ciders, naturally all the labelled imported spirits, including over 20 Vodkas, through to a unique collection of Deluxe Single Malt Whiskies, with a great selection of local and imported Wines including a separate selection of their special recommendations, plus delicious coffees, teas and maybe a nice Cuban?

Cocktails
Choose classic, non-alcoholic to exotic cocktails, and just gotta say the Mojitos are class … New on the menu this year The Tennessee Teddy and The Burbon Berry Mule, both kick like one btw πŸ˜‰

Live Sports
There’s free Wifi and 3 fireplaces for those chilly winter evenings and over 20 TVs scattered around the restaurant, so you can see at least one, to watch all the live sports, pretty much anywhere you sit … It has such a great atmosphere during the big games like Champions League and Premier League and International matches and it just makes you feel like you’re at home having a meal and chilling with friends.

Music Mix
They play a great selection of background music, leaning towards Jazz, Blues and Rock and look out for their Beer Promotional Events when the music goes live !!! and they usually have a party on special calendar nights.

Jack Daniels Room
This is a private room, decorated with limited edition Jack Daniels bottles from around the world and you really must check out their Malt Whiskey Room with a collection of over 200 Single Malt Whiskeys … just one of a few rooms offering a little privacy for your birthday party or business meeting, catered to your liking of course.

Open all year
12 mid day ’til 2:30 am
Kitchen closes at 12 midnight!

Directions
You’ll find them at 3, Louki Pieridi Street, Larnaca, just 5 minutes drive from the city centre, near the little Artemidos Statue Roundabout, that’s on the old airport road from town and not too far from the American Academy … like I said, you’ve probably driven past it a hundred times ?

This really is a truly original dinning out experience !

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