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• One pizza (up to a $12.50 value) • One pitcher of beer (a $20 value) • One hour of pool (an $18 value) • Valet parking (a $4 value) Spot 5750 maintains an exclusive, hedonistic atmosphere with more than 60 plasma HDTVs in 25,000 square feet of space. Pop by for dinner or a midnight snack: the kitchen at Spot 5750 stays open until 1:30 a.m., fueling late-night revelry and helping owls to wake up in time for their favorite infomercials. Gourmet pizzas arrive in four flavors, including barbecue chicken, which blends three cheeses, red onion, and cilantro with its namesake poultry ($12.50), classic pepperoni ($11), a ham, sausage, pepperoni and ground beef meat lovers' pie ($12.50), and mixed vegetable, which mixes three cheeses, onion, pepper, and mushrooms ($12). Diners can wash down their meals with a pitcher of brew from the full bar, sharing glasses with friends or any stranger bold enough to bring an extra-long straw.

5750 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

At Kearny Mesa Bowl, groups of players demonstrate their underhand accuracy before crooning hits at the onsite karaoke bar. The alley hosts open hours throughout the week, along with league opportunities for men, women, and children. Lightweight bowling balls are available for kiddies or adults whose arms are tired from bouts of underground gorilla arm wrestling. After open sessions on Friday and Saturday evenings, Kearny Mesa Bowl enlivens its space with the music and flashing lights of Rock 'n' Bowl. The alley also boasts an arcade, caf?, and full-service bar, where guests can exercise their vocal cords during weekend karaoke sessions.

8210 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US

Cuetopia Billiard Cafe offers a haven from 9-to-5 grinds and with frosty beers and friendly games of foosball, darts, and pool. Beef hot dogs and polish sausages steamed in beer and served on freshly made Roma Bakery rolls deliver a taste of Chicago as satellite sports packages stream on a big-screen TV. While guests enjoy more than 40 different brands of beer, the crack of professional-grade balls reverberates across the felt of 25 Brunswick tables.

4700 Almaden Expy
San Jose,
CA
US

At the Break Room, players grab a cue and maneuver past a foosball table and boxing machine to face off at one of 16 9-foot pool tables. Tunes pump from jukeboxes and LCD televisions readily show the sporting event du jour in a space permeated by free WiFi.

4113 W Swift Ave
Fresno,
CA
US

If Blue Cue doesn't look like a typical pool hall, that's because it isn't. The billiards spot doubles as a restaurant, and nearly everything about it?from the bright blue pool tables to the sleek couches propped against exposed-brick walls?contributes to an atmosphere that's classy and upscale without being pretentious. That atmosphere carries over to a menu of comfort foods headlined by charbroiled burgers, hot dogs, and New York-style pizzas. Pair any of the above with a drink from the bar, such as a draft of seasonal Sierra Nevada or signature blue island punch.

1004 28th St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Of all the things a bar could be well known for, eggs might be low on the list. At Baddeley's Pourhouse, however, pickled eggs become unlikely stars, especially when washed down with iconic crimson, blue, and silver cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon. As patrons cluster in choruses of clinking cans and glasses, games flicker to life on seven high-definition televisions, which helped earn the tavern the No. 3 spot on CityVoter's list of Best Sports Bars in 2011. In a neon halo, a computerized jukebox spills out tunes and secret aspirations of becoming a food replicator on a starship missions. The cinnamon-hued felt of the pool table washes into the colors of red-topped bar stools, where customers perch as they order from the daily specials or discuss forming a synchronized swimming team for sponsorship by the alehouse.

3348 E Broadway
Long Beach,
CA
US