There's always something happening this eclectic bar, from standup to trivia to karaoke. Theme nights run Monday–Saturday and draw a diverse and friendly crowd that sips microbrews while playing board games, swigs PBR while dancing the night away, or quaffs other adult libations out of the bar's rentable drinking horns. Two dartboards, a pinball machine, and a jukebox add a vintage element to the spot, and free WiFi keeps patrons connected to the present. Eastside Tavern does not serve food, but folks are encouraged to take advantage of the BYO eats policy.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Pro Tip: Shooting can be safe, just follow the safety rules and have fun
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Two courses: a beginner's course and main
Recommended Age Group: All ages
Situated on the bluffs above the Missouri River, the setting of the two self-service courses that make up River Hills Sporting Clays offer more than just a game. Its visitors take in the sights of the rolling meadows and wooded valleys on the park-like property as they proceed at their own pace. Three difficulty settings provide a challenge for everyone from beginners to those who want to tackle a tournament-grade course, for which the staff runs regular checks to ensure that the traps are working and full.
At Columbia Speed Academy, experienced and certified trainers are a resource young athletes use to enhance their performance with laser-focused custom training and nutrition programs. The trainers tap their experience earned in college-level track and field or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to develop training methods that combine plyometrics and treadmills to improve clients' speed while preventing injury. The academy's facility boasts equipment including hurdles, treadmills, Jacob?s Ladders, and plyometric boxes to use during intensive training sessions. Athletes can further augment the results of their programs with Nutrition 101 classes and individually composed theme songs.
The world as we know it has ended. The woods are now crawling with zombies and chainsaw-wielding madmen. There's a feeling of dreadful chaos in the air. This is the scenario presented by Day of the Running Dead, a 5K cross-country adventure laced with the threat of zombie attacks. Piles of hay bales, rope ladders, mud pits, and other obstacles along the course add a special challenge for those immune to the zombies' tricks or extra-afraid of dirt. So do the costumes that runners are encouraged to wear. Those who survive are invited to an after-party featuring food, drinks, music, and prizes for the top 10 costumes.
The second annual Samantha Folkemer Memorial 5K Run/Walk/Dog Walk challenges participants to run or walk in honor of Samantha Folkemer, an assistant attorney general and mother who succumbed to colon cancer in 2012. Sponsored by the Mid-Missouri Young Lawyers Association, the walk will take place at Stephens Lake Park, and proceeds will go to the Washington University School of Medicine Oncology Division to support genetic-cancer research.
Game On gives visitors access to a slew of popular PC and console games, routinely hosting LAN tournaments for popular titles in its 2,000-square-foot facility. Gamers can down energy drinks or sip cocktails while playing PC games on custom-built machines with 16 GB of RAM and ATI video cards** or compete in recent titles on the current generation of consoles.