There's no sound quite like the crack of a bowling ball finding its target. It's a sound that triggers memories of childhood, and it's one that you'll hear probably a hundred times during a game at Ormond Lanes Bowling. The alley's 40 lanes give players plenty of room to plot out spares and strikes, while the Sandbagger Caf? serves all the wraps and salads needed to refuel after a game. If you have kids in tow, make sure to stop by the game room for a few rounds of air hockey. There's also a game room exclusively for adults, the Kingpin Lounge, where you can play pool, shoot darts, or file your taxes.
Plush leather and fabric seating permeates Fletcher’s Cigar Bar & Social, where beers and varietals from around the globe flow from glass to palate. The company has a fully stocked humidor filled with high-end cigars from brands such as Cohiba, Cusano, Havana, and Partagás, as well as the exploding cigars popularized by Wile E. Coyote. Though the knowledgeable staffers do not sell Cuban cigars, they outfit tobacco enthusiasts with Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Dominican cigars, as well as accessories such as cutters and lighters. The team at Fletcher's accommodates clients from varying backgrounds, making aficionados and more casual cigar smokers feel at home.
Ambient jazz-piano melodies wind through the air while customers chat and smoke in an environment whose ventilation and air-purification system gives patrons peace of mind and visual access to each other's faces. In the event that conversation lulls, independently controlled 47-inch flat-screen televisions can entrance eyes.
Oceanic blue floors welcome guests who step inside Neptune's Sports Pub, where chefs begin their day as the sun rises. They flip cinnamon french toast atop the griddle and tuck fresh crab meat into cheesy omelets. But that's just breakfast. By lunchtime, the kitchen is bustling as they fry beer-battered fish and sprinkle Cajun spices and bleu cheese crumbles over Angus burgers. More than a dozen sandwiches are featured on the menu, with both sea- and land-born fillings. For example, the reuben is made with a choice of corned beef, turkey, or seasoned grilled fish. Plenty of TVs cover the walls, enabling guests unobstructed views of pro football, basketball, and hot-potato games. A pool table offers even more entertainment as guests share platters of fried pickles and coconut shrimp nearby.
The chefs at Big Daddy's Bar & Grill treats guests to hearty feasts of American food and good times over glasses of beer and games on the TV. Diners chow down on plates of wings, sirloin steak, and fried fish, or they sink their teeth into specialties like the Buddha Burger, comprising two half-pound beef patties spiced with an A-1 dry rub. Chicken wings and entrees arrive garnished with made-from-scratch sauces such as zesty Carolina-style mustard?not to be confused with ho-hum honey mustard or bland South Dakota?style mustard. Dishes are paired with a selection of drinks from a full-service bar. After dinner, patrons socialize on the open-air patio or sip cocktails as they challenge friends to games of pool.
Twenty-nine stories separate Top of Daytona Restaurant & Lounge from the sands and rolling surf of Daytona Beach. From this vantage point, diners savor expansive, 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, the mainland, and the Halifax River—views that the Orlando Sentinel lauded as "spectacular"—all while indulging in a menu inspired by classical pan-European cooking.
Executive Chef Vadim Vladimirsky incorporates Portuguese, Russian, French, and Italian flavors into his dishes, embracing the cuisines' rustic roots while adding his own refined, yet accessible touches. Accents such as homemade mozzarella cheese, a reduction of aged balsamic vinegar, and a rosemary-tinged port sauce demonstrate his dedication to upscale eating. And given the restaurant's oceanside location, an emphasis on fish and Caribbean lobster comes perfectly natural—Chef Vladimirsky even personally buys the seafood fresh from local suppliers each morning.
Should guests somehow tear their eyes away from the food and the view beyond the curving wall of windows, they find the dining room echoes Top of Daytona’s classic feel. A stone-circled fishpond bubbles in the center of the room, surrounded by stately chairs and tables draped with crisp white linens. The ambience grows most spirited on select Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings as live musicians entertain the crowd and help teach passing seagulls to sing in tune.
The chefs at The Windy City Bar & Grill draw inspiration from that town about a thousand miles northwest known for its hot dogs and butcher-cut steaks. The all-beef hot dogs here are true to form, served up on a poppy seed roll with yellow mustard, relish garnishments, and a dash of celery salt, and the black and blue burger pays tribute to the Chicago Bears. Italian beef sandwiches may be ordered wet, dry, or thrown into Lake Michigan, whereas chefs salads and cobb salads may be adorned with your choice of dressing.