The founders of Salud Whisky & Wine Bar have turned their passion for spirits into a massive collection?one that includes more than 125 wines and 150 whiskies. The bar's inventory features products from around the globe, but focuses primarily on wines and whiskies that have been crafted or grown in Washington. Visitors can dip into both selections on a daily basis, all while soaking up recommendations from Salud's wine- and whisky-wise staff. They can also try out the bar's own barrel-aged cocktails: pre-mixed drinks that have gone through the same aging process as other distilled spirits in order to alter their character and flavor.
Tucked away at the Red Dragon Casino is an old-fashioned pub perfect for catching the game or recharging your firebreath reserves. Lined with high-definition televisions, the Dragon Zone Sports Bar & Grill matches its gourmet-level eats with hand-crafted microbrews such as Elysian IPA and specialty drinks such as a fruit-filled Seattle Mojo. During dinner, sports fans can tuck into American classics such as rib eye steaks and the signature mac 'n' cheese or Asian-inspired entrees such as the Mongolian beef bowl or spicy chili chicken.
Lucky 7 furnishes the simple pleasures of sports on TV, cold drinks, and hearty food, as well as entertaining activities in the form of dartboards and arcade games. More than 20 different beers are on tap, and diners feast on pub classics such as fish ‘n’ chips, third-pound cheeseburgers, and spicy-buffalo wings. As sports fans exchange a flurry of high-fives at the old-school varnished-wood bar, guests challenge each other to pinball matches or to rounds of pool at one of the game room's four pool tables.
Owned by a pair of married comedians, Laughs Comedy Spot draws on its owners' continent-wide comedy connections and restaurant-managing acumen to treat guests to top-rate rib ticklers and delectable food. Graciously arranged tables ensure clear views of the stage from every seat, backing up punch lines with a powerful sound system, and free, well-lit parking eases transit worries and preempts cars' fear of the dark.
At Flatstick Pub, there's nothing awkward about a few seconds of silence?somebody's probably just trying to putt. Like the sight of children incompetently hitting a pi?ata, the nine-hole indoor miniature golf course tempts guests to set down their beer and pick up a club. It's something you don't see at many bars, but the entertainment would have to be exceptionally compelling to pull visitors away from their glasses?after all, there are 24 rotating taps to explore, each dispensing a Washington-made beer or cider. A digital display board lets you know exactly what style of beer's available, where it comes from, and how much is left in the keg, so you can (for example) grab the last glass of Schilling grapefruit cider or the first sips of a just-tapped Georgetown porter.
If hunger strikes between the first hole and the ninth, you've got options. Flatstick carries sandwiches, wraps, and salads from Molly's, but you can also bring your own eats or order delivery from a list of restaurants. A dog-friendly policy and special events throughout the week also keep spirits high. Brewer's night, for instance, offers a free round of golf to anyone who purchases a pint from the featured brewery, and trivia-night hosts, unlike college professors, reward smarts with prizes.
Antlers, wooden beer barrels, and exposed stone walls line The Lodge Sports Grille’s interior, where a bar crafted from rough-hewn wood shines like a showpiece. Behind it, custom wooden shelves stocked with top-shelf liquor and more than 70 beer taps drilled into stripped logs tempt thirsty patrons. The decidedly lodge-like feel of the restaurant spills over into the menu, which features hearty fare such as half-pound burgers, beer-battered halibut, and steaks aged for 28 days or placed in a time machine and sent 28 days into the future. Along its 40-foot solid maple bar top, patrons lounge sipping fresh, housemade sangria while viewing 60-inch flat-screen televisions which can be viewed from all angles of the house. Those eager to unwind in more natural surroundings may admire the roaring flames of The Lodge's double-sided stone fireplace during daily happy hour sessions and beyond.