Renters of the Vault Lounge saunter past Imbibe Martini Bar's open-to-the-public service area, through a fortified door, and into the converted 100-year-old First Federal Bank saferoom, where they can kick off the most exclusive of festivities. Pop a bottle of bubbly surrounded by classic woodwork and wine racks, toasting to both the classy confines and the newfound knowledge of how it feels to be a million bucks.
Brewmaster Nick Rosich handcrafts eight varieties of beer inside Rust Belt Brewing Company's small-scale fermentation room. Supporters of the brewery can corroborate loyalty claims with a souvenir T-shirt ($15) or baseball cap ($20) or simply tattoo faces with fan mail. A pint glass ($5) or growler ($10) festooned with the rustic logo clutches innumerable bubbly brews in its chilled depths. Though not included in this Groupon, all of the brewery's concoctions are available for purchase, including the Irish red ale, blonde ale, stout, and IPA.
Winners of 16 2010 Youngstown Area Community Theatre Marquee Awards—including best direction and best play—The Victorian Players present plays written in and inspired by the Victorian era. The company is dedicated to presenting family-friendly theater, eschewing stagefare that includes profanity, violence, or graphic onstage depictions of drunken robots. The Madwoman of Chaillot tells the story of the titular character, a quirky aristocrat who gathers an army of café-goers, performers, and fellow madwomen to halt the machinations of an evil coterie of businessmen planning to dig up Paris for its underground stores of oil. Shows take place in a restored 1890s Victorian church, imparting a period-appropriate architectural flavor to the dramatic proceedings.
With more than 80 seasons of emotive experience, The Youngstown Playhouse has been treating Mahoning Valley audiences to Broadway plays, youth theater, and other quality community productions for generations. One of the season’s six main-stage plays, the Tony Award–winning musical, Oliver!, carouses audiences into the chilly alleys, dark corners, and haggis-laden streets of Victorian-era London in a show-stopping adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic coming-of-age story. Centered around the trials and tribulations of a penniless orphan, Oliver! will delight theater-goers of all ages as they follow along with his rags-to-riches story, and sing along to famous songs such as Consider Yourself, You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two and Oklahoma! . Grab today's dramatic Groupon and call to reserve your seats.
Bill's Place invites hard-working lads and ladies to relax and unwind over a menu that showcases saucy wings, juicy burgers, and smooth brews. Bill's famous jumbo wings ($0.50/wing for dine-in; $0.60/wing for takeout) come smothered in a choice of sauce, such as hot, garlic, barbecue, or honey mustard, and the Bill's burger ($4.85) comes crowned with a golden tiara of cheese and the owner's autograph. Pair any meal with a large side of fresh-cut french fries ($2.75), chili-cheese fries ($3.75), or deep-fried pickles ($1.25), and outfit the noneating hand with a Corona, Keystone, or Busch beer to wash it all down. The bar's televisions flicker with the day's sporting events, and guests can hang around after fingers are licked clean to run the billiard table or rack up a new high score on the bowling arcade game. Open for both lunch and dinner, Bill's Place offers indoor seating for those who prefer lighting provided by neon beer signs and outdoor seating for those who want to eat, drink, and converse with friends while enjoying some fresh air. Bill's also plays host to trivia and karaoke nights, live music performances, and livestock auctions on select evenings.
Hookah is all about embracing a slower pace of life. When seated in front of a shisha, one is committed to doing nothing, at least for a little while. The street cafes of Cairo hum with groups of friends exercising this ethos, taking turns inhaling sweet, fragrant smoke and sipping tea. Despite Pittsburgh’s distance from the Sahara, KOAL Hookah Lounge brings a bit of that mentality to Slippery Rock.
After boiling tobacco leaves with one of 21 fruit varietals, the staff at KOAL pack ornate water pipes for parties of three or five. Though most menu flavors reflect long-established tradition, the lounge experiments with unconventional blends such as the Vanilla Sky, a mixture of vanilla and blackberry tobacco. The modern décor further illustrates this embrace of old and new, with track lighting illuminating a bottle-lined wall, and bold reds encapsulating a row of sleek black stools. Guests can dramatically exhale on the outdoor patio, as well, as they savor hot chocolate and fervently detail the interesting dream they had last night.