Whether they're sidling up to the bar or getting cozy at a table, diners and drinkers sate appetites and slake thirst six days a week at 1851 Underground Tap & Grill. The menu is home to a variety of bar-friendly fare, such as jumbo wings, tacos inspired by both coasts, and customizable burgers. Nightly drink specials are also offered.
With its multitudes of flat-screen TVs, mouthwatering appetizers, onsite sand volleyball pit, and front and rear outdoor patios, it's safe to say that Tiger Club is a sports haven. The 20-year-old bar was recently remodeled, and guests can saddle up to the brand new bar to catch the game or grab a slice of thin-crust pizza. Outside, volleyball teams fight for the championship and their parents’ approval as guests gather at the tables surrounding the court, enjoying cold beers and cocktails. Back inside the bar, the party rages on as friendly patrons create what the staff has dubbed “a Cheers-like atmosphere.”
A 15-foot projection television screen covers one wall at Sidelines Sports Bar, ensuring a good view from any seat in the house. This television, along with a smattering of flat-screens scattered around the bar, flickers with sports events, such as Mizzou football games, Cardinals baseball games, and mascot stampedes. Patrons gather around tables indoors or on the outdoor patio as they dig into plates of Cajun wings or pizza. During breaks in the game, they compete at games of pool or in the Monday and Wednesday night Texas Hold?em tournaments.
At Gunther's Games, families and all-ages crowds gather to challenge friends, beat high scores, and zap bad guys on an ever-growing collection of 150 arcade games. The cabinets run the gamut from arcade classics such as Pac-Man and Digg Dugg to pinball to shooters and fighters such as Terminator: Salvation. Giveaways allow kids the chance to win Wii U and XBox One consoles, while adults sip frosty Missouri-brewed beers and challenge each other to duels in Mortal Kombat to see who has to take out the garbage that week.
Freezing Missouri winter winds howl outside Tropical Liqueurs' fogged-up windows, but inside, the atmosphere is decidedly beach-like. Palm trees and nautical knickknacks decorate the lively interior, but the true stars of this tropically themed watering hole are the frozen-drink dispensers, which churn with colorful, fruity potations. Bartenders load large styrofoam cups with potent slushies made from creative combinations of juices, liqueurs, and fruit purées. They rotate drink selections regularly, spotlighting a toasted-almond concoction one week—packed with coffee liquor, amaretto, and vanilla ice cream—and a daiquiri with fresh strawberries the next. Icy potations in hand, visitors turn their attention to games of pool or flat-screen televisions, which broadcast local sports games or horror movies where local sports games come to a temporary halt when the mascot turns out to be an actual tiger. During warmer months, visitors loll in the sun out on the wooden patio and enjoy the beverages that Inside Columbia hailed as a "Columbia staple" when it dubbed Tropical Liqueurs the Best Place for a Girls' Night Out in 2012.