Fireside Cafe and Pub

Berg Bistro 1850 is the new Fireside Cafe Pub

Berg BistroImproved, but not exactly new, the Berg Bistro 1850 has replaced the Fireside Cafe Pub on Heidelberg University’s campus. Located inside the University Commons, the Berg Bistro is part of the school’s new Parkhurst Dining options. The outdoor and indoor seating areas remain the same, keeping the same cozy, modern atmosphere with TV’s and a fireplace, but the restaurant revamped with an exciting new menu.

Berg Bistro 2Artisanal sandwiches, salads, soups, and gourmet flat breads are made with quality ingredients and from-scratch preparation. Hand-spun milkshakes and Crimson Cup coffee are now offered, and for those that don’t have time to sit down an expanded coffee bar and pastries provides a quick and delicious option. The Berg Bistro accepts cash, credit, and student Berg Bucks, making it not only a great place for students to hang out, but a restaurant everyone can enjoy. Events such as the monthly Pints with Professors, the weekly Coach’s radio broadcast, and trivia nights will still be hosted.

Warm up at Heidelberg’s Fireside Pub

2014_01_23 - Fireside Door Glass LogoOne of the great things about living in Tiffin is our two great universities–Heidelberg and Tiffin Universities. Combined they have about 3,000 students living close to downtown Tiffin; they continue to expand and invest in beautiful facilities; they add great cultural events, diversity and stimulation to our community.

The other thing they bring is WiFi until midnight :) This is how I discovered the Fireside Cafe Pub–by googling for WiFi in Tiffin, found the restaurant, and then discovered they were open until midnight every day…except for Friday and Saturday when they stay open until 1:00 am. So, when I’m looking for a more relaxing, warm, cozy, energetic place to do some work in the evenings, I now have a great option.

Inside the beautiful $6.6M Residence Hall and University Commons building, where construction was finished in 2011, the Fireside Pub opened that same year, on October. 28. They truly do have a nice fireplace, booths (which I like) with multiple electrical outlets, and a nice food and beverage selection. The ceilings are really nice and high, and it gives the whole place a nice open feel. The food is handled by ARAMARK, and they do a nice job; the menu is slightly upscale. My favorite dish is the hummus plate which comes with a delightful hummus (with or without feta), a wide selection of fresh veggies and hot, and grilled flatbread. They have plenty of more substantial meals as well like pizza, burgers, apricot glazed chicken, and sesame crusted salmon. Check out their current menu here. Beer selection isn’t huge, but with three taps and a decent bottle selection, you should be able to find a good libation.

So, WiFi, beer, food, and fire that has that Heidelberg vibe but is open to the entire community (and you’ll feel welcome). I would definitely call this another Seneca Success story.