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Hawgs & Dogs' friendly wait staff pours a cascade of 10 draft beers and slings a menu of hearty pub fare in a casual sports-bar setting. Guzzle a bottled brew of Miller ($2.50) or Heineken ($3.50) while noshing on the legendary country fried steak, a 6-ounce steak smothered in homestyle peppered gravy ($10). Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue chicken platter barrel rolls in Ray's eponymous barbecue sauce ($8), delivering a tangy slap to zoned-out taste buds. Hawgs & Dogs' roadhouse chilidogs stake out a slab of stomach real estate with two quarter-pound, all-beef hot dogs, doused in a roadhouse-chili cornucopia of ground beef, diced tomatoes, pinto beans, corn, mild green chilies, fiery jalapeños, and microscopic fire extinguishers ($8).

5614 E Saint Charles Rd
Columbia,
MO
US

Something happens at Nash Vegas during the weekend. People start to tap their toes, as new bands take the stage and fill the bar with sounds of country music. At some point, patrons can no longer resist the urge to hit the dance floor and boogie like Johnny Cash used to when no one was looking. Events like these unfold at 9 p.m. each and every weekend, though that's not the only time the sounds of honky tonk fill the bar. Nash Vegas has been known to host weekday events as well, such as a Tuesday Night Tequila Jam complete with specials on beer and shots. The bar also serves pizza, and patrons can play pool when not cheering on live bands.

929 E Broadway
Columbia,
MO
US

With its multitudes of flat-screen TVs, mouthwatering appetizers, onsite sand volleyball pit, and front and rear outdoor patios, it's safe to say that Tiger Club is a sports haven. The 20-year-old bar was recently remodeled, and guests can saddle up to the brand new bar to catch the game or grab a slice of thin-crust pizza. Outside, volleyball teams fight for the championship and their parents’ approval as guests gather at the tables surrounding the court, enjoying cold beers and cocktails. Back inside the bar, the party rages on as friendly patrons create what the staff has dubbed “a Cheers-like atmosphere.”

1116 Business Loop 70 E
Columbia,
MO
US

A 15-foot projection television screen covers one wall at Sidelines Sports Bar, ensuring a good view from any seat in the house. This television, along with a smattering of flat-screens scattered around the bar, flickers with sports events, such as Mizzou football games, Cardinals baseball games, and mascot stampedes. Patrons gather around tables indoors or on the outdoor patio as they dig into plates of Cajun wings or pizza. During breaks in the game, they compete at games of pool or in the Monday and Wednesday night Texas Hold’em tournaments.

701 Big Bear Blvd
Columbia,
MO
US

Full, foamy pints pour from the 22 taps at McGinty’s Pub amid the clatter of pool cues and shuffleboard pucks. Glasses not being pressed to walls by eavesdropping secret agents fill with domestic drafts such as Bud Light ($2) and craft brews such as amber-hued Boulevard Chocolate Ale ($6). Other on-tap picks average $3.50 a pint and include classics such as Blue Moon, Arrogant Bastard Ale, and Bells Two Hearted Ale.

1312 Old 63 S
Columbia,
MO
US