At street level, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge hides behind the guise of a traditional bar. There, hearty burgers and beers culled from 10 tap lines arrive at tables surrounded by subtle red upholstery and a gallery’s worth of local artwork. But tucked away on the pub’s subterranean level is a shadowy nightclub where painted flames race up the walls and repeatedly disappoint revelers trying to light their cigarettes. Formerly Perry’s Nightclub, the downstairs haunt still invites dancing on a large floor infused with ‘80s, hip-hop, or contemporary house music handpicked by DJs and special guests. Each level hosts its own events throughout the week, including karaoke and bingo upstairs and Goth-themed dance nights downstairs.
While relaxing amid homey, woodsy surroundings at Sidelines Grill & Sports Bar, visitors can indulge in feasts of nachos, pulled-pork sandwiches, and frosty beers. Friends sip local craft brews as they watch sports on the flat screen, or challenge each other to friendly games of pool, darts, and shuffleboard. Sidelines Grill & Sports Bar also features other types of games, including giant versions of Jenga and Connect Four, shuffleboard, and trivia.
Pool tables and arcade games are scattered throughout the ample space at Doc's Pad Bar and Grill, where professional and college games blare from two 12-foot HD projection screens. Next door, The Green Room presents a change of atmosphere for those who wish to take in a comedy show or dance to the beats of live DJs. At either locale, patrons order from an eclectic menu of classic bar bites, including sliders, nachos, and nine types of burgers.
Beyond a comfortable, classic façade of bare brick and warmly-lit windows, Gridiron Sports Bar & Grill houses revelers hoisting frothy glasses of beer and relishing the smoky, savory aroma of hearty American fare. Traeger grills sear strip steaks until they're ready to share their nutritional value with diners and feed the bar's eight meat-fueled HDTVs, whose large screens flicker with the likes of football, basketball, and celebrity euchre. Beers domestic and imported (including microbrewed options) work with wine and cocktails to keep palates clean and the atmosphere lighthearted. Breakfast hits the tables from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends; patrons under 21 are welcome to hang out in the family-friendly pub until 8 p.m. daily.
Whether dancing, watching the game, or grabbing a burger, a visit to Night Deposit Whiskey Library can help make it happen. Casual and cozy with hardwood flooring and exposed brick, the hangout invites friends to just be themselves. DJs and live musicians visit regularly to facilitate dancing. Meanwhile, a full bar and a menu full of comfort food? such as steak omelets for brunch?prevent the sound of grumbling stomachs from distracting the TVs' athletes. Fifteen rotating microbrews ensure something for both beer connoisseurs and easily pleased palates.
The menu at MacGregor's Public House reads like an atlas of the Scottish highlands. The burgers—such as the Pentland with cool tzatziki—are each named for a region of the little nation. Composed of lamb and beef, the juicy patties are hormone- and antibiotic-free and carry inventive toppings such as pan-fried pastrami and Granny Smith coleslaw. Shepherd's pie and fish 'n' chips further the sensation that one has stepped into a public house in the Scottish countryside, and pies made from scratch cool, their golden crusts covered with melting ice cream like a bad magician at third grader’s birthday.