Bill's Place invites hard-working lads and ladies to relax and unwind over a menu that showcases saucy wings, juicy burgers, and smooth brews. Bill's famous jumbo wings ($0.50/wing for dine-in; $0.60/wing for takeout) come smothered in a choice of sauce, such as hot, garlic, barbecue, or honey mustard, and the Bill's burger ($4.85) comes crowned with a golden tiara of cheese and the owner's autograph. Pair any meal with a large side of fresh-cut french fries ($2.75), chili-cheese fries ($3.75), or deep-fried pickles ($1.25), and outfit the noneating hand with a Corona, Keystone, or Busch beer to wash it all down. The bar's televisions flicker with the day's sporting events, and guests can hang around after fingers are licked clean to run the billiard table or rack up a new high score on the bowling arcade game. Open for both lunch and dinner, Bill's Place offers indoor seating for those who prefer lighting provided by neon beer signs and outdoor seating for those who want to eat, drink, and converse with friends while enjoying some fresh air. Bill's also plays host to trivia and karaoke nights, live music performances, and livestock auctions on select evenings.
Brewmaster Nick Rosich handcrafts eight varieties of beer inside Rust Belt Brewing Company's small-scale fermentation room. Supporters of the brewery can corroborate loyalty claims with a souvenir T-shirt ($15) or baseball cap ($20) or simply tattoo faces with fan mail. A pint glass ($5) or growler ($10) festooned with the rustic logo clutches innumerable bubbly brews in its chilled depths. Though not included in this Groupon, all of the brewery's concoctions are available for purchase, including the Irish red ale, blonde ale, stout, and IPA.
Renters of the Vault Lounge saunter past Imbibe Martini Bar's open-to-the-public service area, through a fortified door, and into the converted 100-year-old First Federal Bank saferoom, where they can kick off the most exclusive of festivities. Pop a bottle of bubbly surrounded by classic woodwork and wine racks, toasting to both the classy confines and the newfound knowledge of how it feels to be a million bucks.
With more than 80 seasons of emotive experience, The Youngstown Playhouse has been treating Mahoning Valley audiences to Broadway plays, youth theater, and other quality community productions for generations. One of the season’s six main-stage plays, the Tony Award–winning musical, Oliver!, carouses audiences into the chilly alleys, dark corners, and haggis-laden streets of Victorian-era London in a show-stopping adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic coming-of-age story. Centered around the trials and tribulations of a penniless orphan, Oliver! will delight theater-goers of all ages as they follow along with his rags-to-riches story, and sing along to famous songs such as Consider Yourself, You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two and Oklahoma! . Grab today's dramatic Groupon and call to reserve your seats.
For four generations, the same family has tilled the soil beneath the grape vines that thrive at Barrel Run Crossing Winery and Vineyard. Originally used to grow grain, hay, soybeans, and wheat, the land saw its first vines in 2006, and grapes have been planted each subsequent year. Now totaling 10 acres, up to eight grape varietals flourish on the land. The result of these planting efforts is a host of handcrafted wines and ciders, including 2012 Ohio Wine Competition award winners Tipsy Conductor and Engine Number 5. All of Barrel Run Crossing’s wines are available for sampling in the spacious tasting room and for purchase by the thimble, glass, or bottle.
Beach volleyball and bowling lanes seldom come in the same package—unless you happen to be at Kent Lanes. The indoor and outdoor facility pairs two regulation-size silica-sand beach-volleyball courts with an expansive arena of polished lanes, letting competitors hammer spikes and orchestrate strikes like 19th century railroad workers.
A full-service tiki bar stands beside the sandy courts, setting the tone with cold drinks and tropical tunes as spectators kick back at picnic tables and enjoy the live action of a game on a 50-inch flatscreen TV. Inside, guests can unwind at the 11th Frame, which serves pizza, traditional grill fare, and daily drink specials. Kent Lanes also hosts volleyball and bowling leagues for those looking for team camaraderie without having to endure a series of trust falls.
Delicious fuel springs from The Pufferbelly Ltd., a railroad-themed eatery in a refurbished train depot where canoes and stagecoaches hang from the ceiling. In addition to celebrating the steam engines of yore, the restaurant’s name hints at how diners fill their bellies to the brim after whiffing hearty Americana fare such as smoked St. Louis–style ribs and reubens made of corned beef or sautéed grouper. For Sunday brunch, cooks build a sprawling buffet from housemade muffins, eggs benedict, and crispy, made-to-order waffles. As festive as a piñata stuffed with birthday cakes, friendly staffers throw seasonal parties galore, from breezy autumn clam bakes to vibrant Mardi Gras fetes.