Comfy leather booths surround a bumping dance floor at M15 Concert Bar & Grill, making the club?s prerogative known from the get-go. If it wasn?t clear, though, a rich menu of classic grill fare such as rib-eye steaks and shrimp scampi shows off the kitchen?s devotion to food, whereas a weekly lineup of musical and comedy acts demonstrate the venue?s commitment to entertainment. Tribute acts regularly wind back the clock onstage, whether yowling like Axl Rose or sporting the invisible reptilian crown of Jim Morrison. Actual stars of yesteryear have been known to make appearances as well, including Tommy Tutone and Bow Wow Wow. M15 Concert Bar & Grill?s dance parties might be themed around the music of decades past or be soundtracked by DJs spinning dub step, hip-hop, and electronica?whatever it takes to get guests shaking their hips into the night.
By 2011 things weren?t looking good for Angel's, the dive bar former wrestler Renee Vicary had run since 1992. But that was before Jon Taffer came to the rescue with his inaugural episode of Spike TV?s Bar Rescue. According to the Los Angeles Times, Jon took a mere five days to convert Angel's ?from a dingy sports bar into a classed-up whiskey den called Racks Billiards & Bourbon.?
These days, the bar sports plenty of its namesake pool tables and whiskeys, along with an extensive craft beer selection. These pours complement a menu chockfull of classic bar food, ranging from deep-fried mac and cheese balls to Sriracha-infused burgers topped with beer-battered jalape?os. Meals can be enjoyed over a round of eight-ball or one of Racks? other entertainment options, such as karaoke sessions and live DJ sets.
A thatched roof hangs over the namesake bar at Tiki Island Bar & Grill. In addition to sheltering bartenders from the sweltering indoor sun, this tropical decoration pays tribute to the Hawaiian-style dishes that emerge from the kitchen. These include grilled shrimp quesadillas with mango salsa, mahi mahi, and tacos brimming with slow-roasted Kahlua pork. Island ingredients also sneak onto salads in the form of shredded carrots, diced tomatoes, barbecue ranch dressing, and Katsu chicken—a type of deep-fried, panko-crusted tender.
Beyond the tiki bar, more than 30 flat-screen televisions surround a spacious main room replete with four billiards tables.
Since 2006, Angela's Casino Entertainment has enlivened parties, fundraisers, and corporate events with Vegas-style games such as craps, roulette, blackjack, and poker. Rather than using real money or car pink slips, players gamble with Angela’s customized “Casino Cash,” which showcases a picture of each soiree’s guest of honor on the bills. Personnel deliver, setup, and remove each piece of equipment, which ranges from wheels and tables to chips and cards, and expert dealers oversee every round of play.
Dotted with shade from leafy trees, the campground at Glen Ivy RV Park offers a peaceful respite from roadway stresses. The grounds span 350 RV-ready sites with full utility hookups to rest batteries and basic cable so as not to confuse antennae. Additionally, guests have access the campground’s many amenities including an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, a central playground, and a group picnic area.
At Black Horse Tavern & Grill, the decor is not surprisingly centered around framed pictures of horses and horse head statues?all black, of course. The equine-heavy furnishings surround the eatery?s main star, the bar?also horseshoe shaped?which sits in the center of the room. There, bartenders pull from taps of Blue Moon, Stella Artois, and a handful of craft brews. Back in the kitchen, chefs celebrate all things American with large-portion entrees that include made-from-scratch fish and chips, potato croquettes, marinated hanger steak, and bacon wrapped meatloaf paired with mashed potatoes smothered in gravy. A number of flat-screen TVs are tuned to the day's big sporting events, and the bar supplies handheld electronic trivia games that can be played against strangers or your split personality.