Pubs west of the Atlantic often pay homage to the UK, but Dan McGuinness Pub goes one step farther: it was actually made in Ireland. Shipped to Memphis, Tennessee in pieces, the first Dan McGuinness was entirely assembled by a team of five Irishmen, who still manually hold it together today. The franchise's other locations weren't built this way, but they all carry on the original pub's tradition of friendly service and classic Irish dishes such as corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, and shepherd's pie. American and English influences also permeate the menu in dishes such as blackened chicken fingers and fish ‘n’ chips made with Atlantic cod dipped in Harp lager batter.
The pub's beer list similarly mixes up European and American offerings with brews from Guinness, Smithwick's, and Sam Adams. Feasts at Dan McGuinness unfold amid a convivial atmosphere, with entertainment such as billiards and live music every Friday and Saturday night.
Learn To Brew was created by a professional brewer in an effort to provide patrons with a one-stop-shop for supplies, hands-on classes, and how-to videos for crafting beer and wine. In addition to taps and kegerators for homes or businesses, staff members stock ingredients such as hops, malts, and yeasts. In their classes, they cover everything from balancing acids for wine to fermenting honey for mead.
Signature service: Street or nightclub Latin dance classes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Pro Tip: We make learning to dance fun. Our specialty is turning beginners into great social dancers.
Debbie, an instructor at Adelante Dance Studio, has been teaching students to follow in her footwork for 11 years. She specializes in Latin dance, an intimate genre of partner dances suited to social gatherings and nightclubs. Like many forms of exercise, dance is often made easier by the associated practice of other forms of fitness. The studio's schedule reflects this, splitting time pretty evenly between salsa and bachata lessons and yoga classes. Both sets of classes come to a head on the first Saturday of each month, when Debbie hosts a dance social for students. She invites all class members to attend the party, where they can find new partners, show off their skills, and get in a little practice in an environment free of the smoky air common to the clubs and volcanic craters where most people dance.
Formerly Splatter Paintball, Avid Extreme Sports continues in its predecessor's decade-long history of outfitting paintball players for chromatic warfare. With the new name, however, came an expanded inventory of airsoft and skating gear. Paintball markers, airsoft guns, and skateboard decks hang from the walls in a wide range of styles, colors, and designs. In the center, tables and racks support defensive apparel, such as masks and padded outerwear.
But the real action kicks off on the field, where combatants clutch rental equipment as they scurry behind post-apocalyptic forts constructed from cinder blocks and piles of tires. The field also hosts long-form scenario games, often constructed as re-creations of famous infantry battles.
At a time when many schools around the country are forced to cut back on art programs, Abrakadoodle has emerged to fill the empty creative space left behind. The studio began in 2002, when founders Mary Rogers and Rosemarie Hartnett set out to unify proven educational methods with kid-friendly art instruction. By opening Abrakadoodle, the duo wanted youngsters to experience one of the most rewarding aspects of art: having fun.
Today, Mary and Rosemarie’s vision has developed to include mobile programs that expand imaginations across the United States, as well as studios stationed throughout the world. With guidance from Abrakadoodle’s certified teachers, adults or students aged 20 months to 14 years practice various means of self-expression during painting, drawing, sculpting, and design classes. While developing new skills and keeping the stain-remover industry in business, pintsize Picassos explore their own talents and learn about professional artists. Abrakadoodle keeps all of its class sizes small and caters to students of any skill level.