The Penalty Box Sports Bar and Grill rewards rabid sports fans and their hungry companions with platefuls of familiar fried favorites alongside a nightly roster of festivities. Pre-game first pitches or State of the Union addresses with a basket of mild, hot, or raspberry chipotle wings ($10.79) and fried pickles ($5.29), before the main event: a half-pound all-beef burger ($6.99) with meat toppers such as avocado, bacon, and swiss cheese ($.50 each). Warm the bench with a crispy chicken-fried steak ($9.49) or a fried-shrimp basket ($8.49), both served up with Texas toast, a house salad, and fries. Monday-night munchers can storm the stage with a mouthful of potatoes on karaoke night, and Tuesday’s Texas hold 'em poker pleases card sharks and pathological liars. Live music on Saturday night and trivia on Wednesdays, plus weekly horseshoes contests and beer-pong tournaments, entertain during commercial breaks on the eatery’s sports-tuned flat-screen TVs.
Though big cities tend to offer a lot of activities for residents, the sheer volume of options can sometimes make it overwhelming to find something fitting. For residents of Austin, the Austin Clan of Everything Social (ACES) makes it easy to find a good time no matter your speed, with social leagues at watering holes and bowling alleys throughout town. On any given night, participants might gather to blow away their highest ping-pong score or grab a mic during a karaoke battle to show off their high note that only dogs can hear. Over the course of a season, members make new friends, bolstering the ACES community while battling for glory with their teammates.
Small rows of café tables line the walls of Zaytouna Lounge as well as an outdoor patio with more breezy seating. Servers carry in pots of piping-hot mint and jasmine teas, pouring them into colorful glasses laid out on silver trays. Wafts of sweet hookah smoke drift through the air as players toss balls on the gravel bocce court.
Bringing together hypnotic mouth pleasers from two sides of the globe, 360 Cafe crafts a menu loaded with Vietnamese and Cajun favorites. Fill toothed caverns with the popular seasonal boiled crawfish (market price) or the classically Cajun catfish basket, with two slivers of lightly battered pisces served with fries ($8.99), and surf Internet waves on the complimentary WiFi. Vermicelli noodles tangle thrillingly with grilled pork accompanied by egg rolls ($6.49), and the vietnamese ham sandwich ($3.25) escorts tongues on a tour of southern Asia’s scenic pork mountains. Beverages such as the Vietnamese iced coffee ($3.50) or an avocado smoothie ($3.75) quench postmeal thirsts and hydrate throats parched from beat-boxing along to 360 Cafe's weekend karaoke sessions.
For all his implied promiscuity, Mister Tramps stocks an impressive menu of gold-medal pub fare. Work your way up to a flavor overdose by getting tipsy off of the drunken fries ($5.99), an intoxicating concoction of crispy fries smothered in queso sauce and jalapeños. For a more sober starter, saddle up a garden horse of mixed greens, goat cheese, pecans, pears, and mushroom crostini with the heart-hearty goat cheese salad ($6.99). Mister Tramps' pizzas are hand-rolled with homemade dough and come in flavorful scents such as the vagabond ($9.99), a sultry mix of leeks, bacon, goat cheese, and basil-pesto sauce. With the BYOP option, DIY diners get to create their own pizza from a multitude of topping choices ($7.99 for one topping, each additional pie-packer is $1). And if there's a European club football game on any of the bar's seemingly infinite flat-screen TVs and you forgot your scarf at home, beef up on some team pride with the smokey Denmark sausages ($6.99), which include your choice of kielbasa, jalapeño kielbasa, or bratwurst with kraut and Dijon mustard.
The Dig Pub is a craft beer and wine bar located in Cedar Park, Texas that caters to true fans of craft beer and boutique wine. We provide a comfortable pub atmosphere and host a wide variety of events including live music, stand-up comedy, and beer/wine dinners.