Five Points Bistro has only been open for a few years, but already feels like a cozy, worn neighborhood bar with its carpeted floors and jungle-like plant collection. Centrally located, it’s the perfect spot to meet up for drinks and surprisingly good food that’s served everyday from 11 a.m. to midnight.
Their menu has a little bit of everything, including burgers, sandwiches, pita pizzas and quesadillas, all utilizing the fresh-baked bread from next door at Seham’s Bakery. The thick chipotle queso has a hint of spice and is served with tostada chips or fries, and also tops their nachos. Wings, lettuce wraps with choice of meat, fried chicken gizzards, fried baby gherkin pickles and hummus are some of the other appetizer options.
The Angus beef used in their burgers and patty melts is ground fresh, while the pulled pork and brisket are mesquite-smoked on site. A grilled chicken garlic sandwich can be topped with mushrooms and Swiss or Muenster and their unique watermelon-mango pico de gallo. Everyone’s favorite is the Reuben, piled high with pastrami, sauerkraut, thinly sliced cucumbers, Swiss and a house sauce on toasted rye. For something different, try shrimp tacos, potpie or some of the best falafel in town. Don’t forget to order a side of fries or sweet potato waffle fries to sample their housemade condiments. Your server will bring out a six-pack carton holding bottles of chipotle ketchup, honey jalapeno mustard, BBQ and regular ketchup and mustard.
Get the party started by visiting the back patio, which is now completely shaded by a tent and even has a hot tub. Their stage is always hosting live bands, local radio stations and DJs. Visit their Facebook page to find out the music lineup and if the patio is grilling up Mexican hot dogs.
3019 Montana Ave. 915-562-3191; Kitchen opens 7 days a week from 11 a.m.-midnight; (bar may stay open later) Vegetarian friendly; $4-10.75; facebook.com/5pointsbistro