The Davis Graduate stimulates clientele with a delectable assortment of bar fare, a plentitude of brews, and a line-up of nightly entertainment. Oven-baked sandwiches come out steamy on sweet French rolls, and turkey or 100% premium ground beef burgers come with a side of signature Grad fries and pair with the bar's array of amber, Belgian, brown, and imperial ales. Daily sporting events shine down from the bar's TVs, supplemented by a lineup of national touring acts and regional kazoo choirs passing through. Sunday night pub quizzes grant winning guests small cash prizes, Tuesday salsa nights commence with dance lessons before inviting all participants to the floor, and country nights dominate The Davis Graduate four nights a week with twangy tunes and festive boogying.
Swathed in red décor and open until 3 a.m., Red 88 Noodle Bar forges a unique menu that highlights the humble noodle's role in soups, Asian entrees, and eclectic fusion fare. Owner and executive chef Ketmoree, fondly nicknamed "Mama," prepares the roasted duck noodle dish ($9) by resting sliced duck and chinese broccoli atop egg noodles freshly hatched from a sheet of hen-shaped pasta. Inside the thai boat noodle soup, tender slices of beef float alongside broccoli, bean sprouts, and noodles in a thai-style broth ($8), and thai barbeque pork nestles into a pile of steamed white rice coated in sweet chili sauce ($6.95). Fusion options cross cultures with entrees such as the lamb spaghetti ($9), which confuses customs officials by stir-frying ground lamb, spaghetti, snow peas, and bell peppers together into a globe-trekking gastronomic feat. The eatery also caters to vegan and vegetarian diners by whipping up meat-free options and accommodating substitutions.
Sudwerk Brewing Co. is passionate about its pours. The craft brewery has been making award-winning, German-style lagers for more than 21 years. To sample the brewers' spectrum of libations, visitors head to the tasting room, a simple setup right on the brewery's loading dock. Its menu of four brews rotates regularly, rewarding frequent visitors with seasonal beers. Meanwhile, tours of the whole facility teach visitors how beer is made, packaged, and distributed. After visiting the facility, patrons can fill up a growler with their favorite beer to take home, drink, and bring back to Sudwerk Brewing Co. for refills.
Each night, a familiar cast of characters descends on Dee Dee's Bar and Grill, eager to take part in what the hangout does best: delivering plates of spicy chicken wings alongside tall beers and cool mixed drinks. The family-owned establishment exudes familiarity and a neighborhood-spot vibe by doling out free shots for birthdays and driving local patrons home on Fridays and Saturdays with a complimentary shuttle service. In addition to drinks and eats, Dee Dee's also hosts weekly karaoke nights, DJs, and live bands that play whatever audience members have stuck in their heads.
The patty masters at Burger City send savory signals to taste receptors with a classic menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads, and steaks. The chipotle burger sears a third of a pound of beef to specification and uses a soft bun as a springboard for fried onion strings, smoked cheddar, bacon, and spicy chipotle sauce ($8.99), while the rib-eye steak sandwich tucks a slab of sizzling steak onto a garlic french roll, and comes with fries or potato salad ($13.99).