Walk into any of BreWingZ Sports Bar and Grill's 19 locations, and you'll be faced with many decisions. First, of course, is the food: the sports bar's crisp, juicy wings come in more than 25 different sauce flavors from classic suicidal hot to orange ginger. The mozzarella cheese sticks are carved from a cheese brick, breaded, and fried to order. And then there are the salads, sandwiches, burgers, and wraps. The family-friendly restaurant even gives kids an extensive selection with six child-friendly dishes, some of which include the same signature items their parents enjoy. But once you've ordered your food, there are a few more dilemmas: Which of the plentiful beers do you choose? Which game on the many massive HD televisions do you watch? Which one is the fork, again? Luckily, the spot's easygoing atmosphere and bounty of entertainment doesn't quite necessitate speedy decision making.
Cuisine Type: Wings/American
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 50+
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Wings
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out: Metered street parking
Thick branches of 140-year-old oak trees stretch above Live Oak Bar and Grill, shrouding its wooden outdoor patio in a gentle blanket of leafy shade. The patio stands behind the restaurant itself, a home built in 1876 that is still decorated with photos of its original occupants and recent shots of their poltergeists.
And while the building itself is steep in century old history, the grill's cooks prefer to use ingredients whose age doesn’t match Live Oak's historic surrounds. Instead, they source fresh, natural ingredients from local farms to create their homestyle versions of classic bar dishes, from half-pound burgers to fish tacos smothered with jalapeno ranch dressing. Feasts unfold amidst rounds of billiards, sports flashing on flat-screen TVs, and weekly karaoke, while outside, live musicians occasionally take to the stage to serenade diners.
Del-Mar Lanes is set up for bowlers of all abilities: If you want to take your game to the next level, you can sign up for their league-bowling competitions, which meet five nights a week. Alternatively, players can also choose to plug the gutters with optional bumpers, which help level the playing field for younger players or those who prefer to bowl with footballs. As guests chase strikes and spares, Del-Mar Lanes? snack bar keeps appetites at bay with fried mushrooms and hot dogs, which can be washed down with soft drinks or beer.
With more than 40 TVs, a menu of homemade pub eats, and a wide selection of beer and cocktails, Nick’s Place sets the standard for what a neighborhood bar should be. Hand-tossed pizzas cooked in a vintage oven come out crisp, cheesy, and loaded with meats and veggies. Dishes of homemade mac and cheese, tacos made with pizza dough, and 14 ounce rib eye steaks give customers even more to cheer about. And that’s not even counting the continual assault of sports being broadcast in nearly every cardinal direction, making it nearly impossible to miss that winning touchdown, run, or checkmate.
In America, playing sports is almost as much of a national pastime as eating while watching other people play sports. Sam's Bar & Grill facilitates the latter with TVs aplenty, a menu of comfort food, and frosty pint glasses. While the bartenders serve up draft beer and margaritas, the chefs cook burgers and foot-long hot dogs atop the grill. They also whip up a number of shareable appetizers, including homemade onion rings and the eatery?s signature plate of fries, topped with bacon bits, gooey cheese, jalapenos, chives, and ranch dressing.
On select nights, however, the TVs defer to DJs. From their high-tech rig in the corner of the bar, they compose mixes and encourage guests to dance, or at least play rhythmic games of Duck, Duck, Goose.
As soon as you open the door to T-Bones Sports Pub, you're surrounded by the sights, smells, and sound of game day. Crowds cheer and groan while watching the restaurant's multiple TVs, each broadcasting the day's best games so guests can keep up with multiple sports without training a carrier pigeon to update scoreboards. To complement its beer list, T-Bones offers classic pub appetizers such as hot wings, chili cheese fries, and grand-slam chicken nachos. When guests get hungrier during overtime, they can order a house entree, which range from BLTs to 8-ounce burgers topped with chili cheese or bacon.