The friendly staff at Longboard Margarita Bar serves up savory eats and refreshing margaritas in a laid-back, beach-themed setting. Fingers can unearth jalapeños, onions, tomatoes, olives, and more from a heaping mound of nachos ($6) and complement the feast with fresh-squeezed fruit swirls with tequila in Longboard's singular cocktails, which include the Burrito mojito ($7.50) and Misdemeanor margarita ($9), electrified with green chartreuse and zesty jalapeño. Enjoy postfeast euphoria atop a plush couch in the bar's warmly lit interior, or prepare for a posteuphoria sock hop by shimmying to weekly live music while half smiling.
Though its doors recently closed for a full renovation, The Napper Tandy emerged bigger than ever, stuffing its interior with nine plasma TVs, two fireplaces, and a giant projector screen. While watching games of Ireland’s beloved football—or the American adaptation that’s less faithful to the original book—patrons nosh on everything from hearty irish breakfasts to beer-battered cod fillets served with tartar sauce and hand-cut fries. A karaoke and billiards area offers a more interactive experience to entertain guests as they sip on 1 of 13 draft beers or a bloody mary made with the pub's own pickling spices.
Blackthorn Tavern’s ebony exterior gives way to cream-hued walls adorned with beer signs and a dozen LCD TVs flickering with sports games. Darts, pool tables, and pinball line the sports bar's innards, and the back patio warms bodies with heat lamps and a snuggle-friendly polar bear. Local bands and DJs pump out tunes into the wee hours of the morning, and trivia and karaoke nights enhance the pleasures of flowing beer and mixed drinks.
No matter the time of day, patrons always dine at twilight inside Arabian Nights Restaurant. Painted palm trees arc cross a dark-blue sky in minaret-shaped frames, and exposed rafters high above the dining room evoke the feeling of an outdoor meal along the Mediterranean. The kitchen matches the dining room's traditional touches with a flame-fired oven that bakes fresh pita bread to order and crackling wooden embers that give kabobs their rich, smoky flavors. Guests also share small plates of hot and cold mezza, such as falafel and tabbouleh, as the light from ornate chandeliers casts freeform shadow puppets against linen-covered tables.