Inspired by the underground jazz and improv piano clubs of the 1940s and 50s, The Barrel House swings its showgoers' spirits skyward with an array of piano-pounding talent. Each keyboard combatant can duel through a repertoire of hits that numbers in the hundreds, from The Beatles to Beyonce. Its VIP rooms offer premium views of the heated harmonics and vary in size, amenities, and vocal scatting propensities. The Blue Moon Lounge and Crown Royal house up to 50 tune-loving patrons, feature private bars and bartenders and three 46" TVs a piece (a $300 value each); the Jägermiester Lounge (a $250 value) and Boulevard (a $200 value) can host up to 20 patrons, sporting speak-easy styling, private servers, and a proximity to the stage that ensures requests won't go unheard. Like a vaudevillian tobogganing down sand dunes in a suit, The Barrel House calls to mind the carefree, classy clubs of yesteryear: it's 5,000 foot playing space features rich crimson and tan walls, replete with old wood barrels and stools, making it ideal for relaxing with friends or watching said friends jitterbug joyously.
Bottle12 Wine Bar's knowledgeable libation lecturers escort imbibers through an array of flavorful varietals. Assemble a band of wine-minded merrymakers or finally make use of at-home cloning kits to populate a Classes with Glasses course, which politely introduces pupils to three diverse wines. Each 90-minute class touches on essential vino factoids such as typical traits of specific regions, how to make effective food pairings, and more accurate methods of plotting future bottle purchases. Each pupil can complement leggy swigs with an expertly paired appetizer, chosen by the lecturer from the bar’s gourmet menu. Students enamored of a particular vintage need not adopt a glass-half-empty worldview, as additional pours of wine, beer, food, or merchandise are available for purchase. Tutorials are capped at 16 people or 32 sentient corks.
With a hodgepodge of American favorites, Kobi's Bar and Grill slings juicy cuts and cold libations to hearty appetites in the biker scene. Like a body-building orange, a bevy of meaty menu items flex juicy muscles, with fan favorites such as the Monster pork tender, a 12-ounce hand-breaded pork loin on a homemade bun ($8.49). Fire-hydrant mouths work overtime on Octane Boosters, a 12-piece artillery of buffalo sauce-soaked chicken wings paired with ranch or blue cheese dressing ($7.99, $8.99 for breaded). Enjoy a double-decker delicacy with the bacon-wrapped pork chop, featuring a 12-ounce succulent slab coddled between two pieces of smoky bacon ($13.99). For those who prefer home-cooked tastes, the chili and grilled cheese satiates stomachs with a pretzel bun and hearty concoction of spices ($5.49), and the daily cheesecake stops sweet teeth from morphing into underfed fangs.