Good things definitely come in threes at Bacon, Bourbon and Beer

It is said that good things come in threes. Bacon, Bourbon and Beer, a gastropub in Suncrest Towne Centre, affirms the adage. It has built a brand around a delicious trifecta of food and libations, yielding spectacular results.

Shawn Janovich established Bacon, Bourbon and Beer in Washington, Pa., in 2016. It carved out a niche by seamlessly blending delectable bacon-based dishes with extensive craft beer and bourbon collections and swiftly expanded into Morgantown in 2018.

The Suncrest Towne Centre location has a trendy interior with wood and metal accents that bring to mind the staves and hoops of bourbon barrels. The room’s focal point is the spirits collection. Set in a wall of exposed brick and backlit to beautiful effect, it is more of a showcase than storage. Both regular and rye varieties of bourbon are available, and whiskey flights allow patrons to sample small amounts of several types of single malts in one sitting. Making the most of its liquor license, B3 also serves cocktails, wine and a robust list of locally made craft beers.

That covers the bourbon and beer, so let’s discuss the bacon. It does get top billing, after all. The vast majority of dishes on the menu involve the savory allure of bacon in some way. Salads come with housemade dressings and an astonishing assortment of toppings, including bourbon-soaked bacon. Stuffed jalapenos are paired with bacon jam. Bacon candied, Cajun, or smoked finds its way into the lineup of proprietary burgers. And, of course, the menu includes a BLT, but the use of premium ingredients like candied applewood bacon, arugula and garlic aioli elevates it beyond the classic conception of the dish.

The affordability of the menu at Bacon, Bourbon and Beer harmoniously coexists with the upscale ambiance of the interior, creating an inviting space where patrons can indulge in a satisfying meal without breaking the bank.

EVA MURPHY is a freelance business writer for The Dominion Post. She writes a column on businesses, churches and other entities in the city. To suggest a topic, email her at [email protected]