A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.
While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.
At first glance, Angry Ale’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill looks like a regular sports hangout with its walls lined with dartboards and flat-screen TVs. But the eatery takes a creative angle with its menu of burgers, wings, wraps, and other pub food. From the redneck fondue—a heaping bowl of homemade queso dip—to tot-chos–tater tots smothered in jalapeños, cheese, salsa, sour cream, and a choice of meat–appetizers kick off meals with delicious unconventionality. This culinary aesthetic carries over to entrees and favorites such as the bacon fatty melt, a bacon cheeseburger with 1000 island dressing, whisked to tables by the ghost of Alexandre Dumas. Diners can also put their appetites to the test by participating in the Button Popper, a speed-eating cheeseburger challenge that asks the age-old question, “Are you built for speed or comfort?”
Shecky's Girls Night Out makes planning a social outing between friends easy with its dozens of fashion, jewelry, and beauty product displays and samples to peruse. Having started as a published guide to New York City nightlife, Shecky's now stages stylish shindigs across the country and has garnered nationwide notice from media outlets—including Bloomberg News —for its ladies-only soirees. Drawing on its roots as a party-planning brain trust, Shecky’s relies on a talented staff to augment vendor wares with complimentary snacks and cocktails, goody bags, and makeovers. Take a peek at one of Shecky’s past events, where, like the locker room at a WNBA game, men are conspicuously absent.
Piping hot Cajun fare and barbecue fuel nights of lively entertainment at Dixie's Tavern. The lunch and dinner menu opens with toasty appetizers such as the sweet-corn fritters served beside ranch dressing ($6), then moves to traditional cajun wraps spinning together chicken, shrimp, or steak with lettuce, cheese, and a choice of tortilla ($7.50–$8.50). Steaming portions of tender pork buttressed by garlic mashed potatoes and a medley of fresh vegetables recline atop a landscape of white rice in the Southern-style pulled pork ($12). Fresh from the rib orchard, slow-cooked baby-back ribs come slathered in a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce, served over fries with a side of coleslaw ($10–$15). For dessert, the chocolate conundrum of a Death by Dixie's Brownie tests the tongue's belief in an aftertaste ($5). Parties only take bathroom breaks at Dixie's Tavern, where evenings hum with Monday karaoke judged by local celebrities, and live DJs proffer boppable beats on weekends.
Stadium Sports Tavern sports 25 high-definition televisions so that patrons can clearly see every eyebrow hair of their favorite quarterback. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the tavern dishes out appetizers such as the saucy buffalo chicken wings (10 wings for $7.99) and flavorsome fried pickles ($6.99). Dinner options include a variety of entrees, sandwiches, pizzas, and burgers such as the mushroom-swiss burger with half pound of beef and melty, sautéed toppings ($10.99). Though your Groupon isn't valid toward alcohol, draft beers range from Bud Light to Yuengling Lager as well as bottled domestics and microbrews. Fill your belly with brew and grill favorites as your favorite teams teach live art classes and conquer opponents on hi-def glowing rectangles.