In addition to eleven Gold Crown IV 9-foot tables and three Diamond 7-foot tables, Gate City offers foosball, darts, video games, board games, and a non-smoking pool area. Steady-handed aficionados and novices can take advantage of affordable rates that include a $4-per-hour unlimited player rate until 8 p.m. and an $8-per-hour unlimited player rate from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Players can also kick back while grabbing a drink from the fully stocked bar and catching a game on big-screen HD TVs and imaging cranial lasers.
Standing before a brick wall emblazoned with The Comedy Zone’s starry logo, nationally touring comics present their finely honed routines to audiences looking to laugh. During Friday and Saturday evening shows, The Comedy Zone keeps punch lines rolling with its stuffed calendar of established and up-and-coming jokesters. Little Tony’s Cafe supplies the venue with a menu of pizzas, subs, and Italian specialties, supplemented by an array of laugh-loosening beverages.
The barbecue barons at Fat Dog's Grille & Pub populate a classic pub menu with juicy burgers and dogs, which sear on a grill that stays sizzling past 1 a.m. on most nights. Flocks of tender chicken wings fly in V formations through Fat Dog's original sauces and, like cotton candy, can be served regular or boneless ($5.95 for 8). Fluffy bread hugs a bevy of sandwiches and burgers including a pepper-and-onion-proffering steak and cheese ($7.95) or a black-and-blue burger, a third-pound of hand-packed beef garnished with bacon and blue-cheese crumbles ($6.95). More than 15 toppings embellish dogs–– such as the quarter-pound Black Angus dog ($4.95) and spicy smoked sausage ($5.95)––with enough wardrobe changes to impress the judges of a USDA fashion show.
Hungry locals are drawn downtown by Vintage 301's tapas-style cuisine. Because dishes are prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, the menu changes seasonally. Recently featured small plates include deep-fried calamari with citrus aioli ($9), apple and chèvre ravioli ($9), and saag dip, a savory plate where pita chips are positioned for dredging through a landscape of puréed spinach, ginger, and yogurt cheese ($7). Patrons equipped with bigger appetites can find one-stop fulfillment in a large plate, such as the pork-ribs souvlaki, an oregano- and garlic-rubbed pork-rib with zesty lemon potatoes and tzatziki ($18), or the Moroccan fish dish, which serves up spice-rubbed rockfish, orange and olive salad, spinach couscous, and one stamp for your palate's passport ($19). Finish your feast on a sweet note with some vanilla-infused chocolate gnocchi ($6).