Nightlife in Henderson

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Rookies Sports Bar serves an array of steaks and American fare, boasting an eclectic menu that spans a wealth of tasty territory from pastas and seafood to sandwiches and steaks. Hang a fang on a 12 oz. New York strip steak ($19.99), or the 10 oz. hawaiian-marinated sirloin ($15.99). Chomp down a home-style catfish sandwich ($8.99) or savor the half-pound, Angus beef All-American burger ($7.49). With 27 televisions lighting up the dining space, and pool tables providing an opportunity to woo on-looking admirers with the seductive power of geometry, Rookies Sports Bar stands as a suitable place for after-hours sports spectators and families alike. Recently, the restaurant was the recipient of the Heart of Henderson award, which honors those who give back to the community.

117 2nd St
Henderson,
KY
US

Culled from classified ancestral recipes, DiLegge's mouthwatering dinner menu enchants diners with a comforting slate of Italian-American favorites. Italian grinders ensconce hearty heaps of DiLegge's homemade italian sausage and savory deli meats on fresh hoagie buns before dousing them with savory sprinkles of mozzarella and meat sauce ($5.50 for a half, $6.95 for a whole). Fragrant plates of specialty sauces, including a signature marinara ($6.95 for a medium, $7.95 for a large), garlic olive oil and herb ($6.95 for a medium, $7.95 for a large), and full-bodied pesto ($7.95 for a medium, $8.95 for a large), abide in bubbly anticipation for guests to drizzle them across their choice of angel hair, rigatoni, or mostaccioli noodles. House specialties include a piping panoply of chicken, veal, and seafood dishes ($11.95–$17.95), each served with garlic bread, combination salad, and a sepia-toned headshot of the chef.

607 N Main St
Evansville,
IN
US

While live music from local acts reverberates around the dining room, guests at Backstage Bar & Grill chow down on classic and upscale bar food. Little touches?such as creating tortilla chips and onion rings in-house and letting guests choose from 13 different sauces to dunk their fries in?make the menu stand out from typical sports-bar fare, as do dishes such as the bacon, lobster, and tomato sandwich. After devouring their meals, guests can dance to live music spanning a variety of genres, from country to hip-hop.

524 Main St
Evansville,
IN
US

For 40 years, Spectrum Sound has livened weddings, proms, and company parties with a wealth of music, photo-booth, and AV services. Technical experts set up projectors and huge flat screens for slideshows and presentations, or specialized lighting for dance floors and stages. DJs crank out catchy tunes and hits across a variety of genres.

44 W Camp Ground Rd
Evansville,
IN
US

A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.

While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.

5416 East Indiana Street
Evansville,
IN
US

There's plenty to choose from on El Tucan's menu, but guests might do well to begin with one of the restaurant's favorites. The chile verde layers green tomatillo sauce over pork strips and rice, and the chuletas tops a grilled pork chop with spices, onions, tomatoes, and peppers. The r?est of the menu features traditional Mexican favorites, from quesadillas and fajitas to burritos and chimichangas. Other entrees include the pollo special, a grilled chicken breast surrounded by six grilled shrimp, avocado slices, pico de gallo, and sour cream, as well as a 12-ounce steak ranchero with spicy sauce and a knife to cut it with, because fingers aren't that sharp.

2845 West Parrish Avenue
Owensboro,
KY
US