Bars in Opportunity


Select Local Merchants

  • The Ref
    If they can't make it to the game, sports fans find The Ref Sports Bar a good substitute for the live action. Flat screens flicker on all four sides of a jumbotron-style feature hanging above the bar. Friends gather around creatively named pizzas, such as the Classic Homerun Margherita and the The Man Cave, with buffalo sauce, crispy chicken, jalapeño bacon, and ranch dressing forming the image of the buttons on a remote control. They can also share a plate of chicken wings doused in various sauces, including six buffalo sauces in varying levels of heat. Ambitious eaters who complete the Unnecessary Roughness Challenge—devouring five total pounds of burger, toppings, and fries—get their meal for free plus a pallet in the corner to sleep off the food coma.
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    14208 East Sprague Avenue
    Spokane Valley, WA US
  • Top of India
    Rated the best Indian restaurant in the area by Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living, Top of India lives up to its name with tandoori staples culled from different regions of India. These include chicken tikka and lamb shish kebab. Beyond those meaty mainstays, the eatery cooks up more than 15 vegetarian options. Dishes like mushroom korma and chicken chili lend credence to the restaurant’s award-winning stature, and the full bar offers house specialities such as a hard mango lassi with a flare of coconut, a Royale Salute martini, and a margarita based on the classic Indian nimbu pani.
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    11114 E Sprague Ave
    Spokane, WA US
  • Checkerboard Tavern
    Slinging spirits for nearly 80 years, the historic Checkerboard Tavern tackles appetites with a menu of gourmet hot dogs and slays thirsts with local brews. Toting the oldest liquor license in the state above its well-stocked bar, the Check sports a wide selection of domestics ($2.25), microbrews ($3.50), and regional suds ($3.50) from Golden Hills, Laughing Dog, and Iron Horse, as well as an old-timey jukebox that coughs up five spins for each greenback fed into its golden gullet. Get cozy in a fire-engine-red booth and anchor incisors into an assembly of encased meats, such as the Sonnenberg Dog, which tops a classic italian sausage with onions, ketchup, mustard, and relish, or the old-fashioned PB&J Dog, which arrives with crusts cut off in a He-Man lunchbox ($4). All dogs can be substituted for vegan tofurkey sausage, and assorted snacks and house fries are available for noshing ($5–$6).
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    1716 E Sprague Ave
    Spokane, WA US
  • O'Doherty's Irish Pub and BBQ Cater Co.
    While seemingly unorthodox, the melding of authentic Irish fare and Southern-style smoked barbecue creates a mouthwatering mix as tempting as the pub’s black and tans. Sink teeth into authentically appointed slow-cooked corned beef and cabbage served with irish stew, a dinner salad, and house-made horseradish sauce for dipping ($13.95). Freshly caught and covered in a Guinness beer batter, the fish and chips pairs deep-fried Alaskan white fish with steak fries and a house-made tartar sauce ($14.95 for two fillets). The smoked barbecue pulled pork spends more than 10 hours in an apple-wood burning barbecue pit before it’s partnered plateside with barbecue sauce, green salad, baked beans, and cornbread ($14.95 for a platter). Choose from an array of salads and sandwiches, including the ultimate chicken, a grilled chicken breast buried beneath smoked bacon, mushrooms, and swiss cheese ($10.95). O'Doherty's also serves a hearty breakfast Saturday and Sunday, with favorites like corned beef hash and eggs and "smoked pit" ham and eggs benedict on the menu.
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    11723 E Sprague Ave
    Spokane Valley, WA US
  • Waddell's Neighborhood Pub and Grill
    Enjoy a large array of finger food at Waddell's Neighborhood Pub and Grill, a local pub. Low-fat choices are not featured on the menu this place serves the real deal. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. Waddell's Neighborhood Pub and Grill is great for families with kids. Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight. Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Waddell's Neighborhood Pub and Grill. Wireless Internet access is just a click away at Waddell's Neighborhood Pub and Grill. Warm weather brings out Waddell's Neighborhood Pub and Grill's highly coveted patio seating. Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected. Show up in sneakers or a suit at Waddell's Neighborhood Pub and Grill, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. Waddell's Neighborhood Pub and Grill can also cater your next party; call today for details. Or, take your food to go. Waddell's Neighborhood Pub and Grill is centrally located near many parking lot options. Waddell's Neighborhood Pub and Grill's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner. Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
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    4318 S Regal St
    Spokane, WA US
  • Soulful Soups
    Soulful Soups will warm you right up — stop in for a bowl of your favorite soup. Food allergies can be a bite, but Soulful Soups is showing that all food has the possibility of becoming great dishes. Beer, wine, and more are also available from Soulful Soups' extensive drink list. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at Soulful Soups. Happy hour at Soulful Soups is filled with deals and steals. Soulful Soups is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups. Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Soulful Soups with their complimentary wifi. Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Soulful Soups' outdoor patio. The restaurant can get full to bursting on a busy Friday or Saturday night, so the safest bet is to call ahead for a reservation. Soulful Soups is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). If you're strapped for time, take out food from Soulful Soups. You can also serve food from Soulful Soups at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. Parking spaces are available curbside near the restaurant. There's no need to bust your budget at Soulful Soups, with most meals costing under $15. Soulful Soups accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
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    117 N Howard St
    Spokane, WA US
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