The culinary wizards at Sidelines cook up hearty helpings of pub grub that patrons can discover on the extensive menu. Limber chomping muscles for a marathon meal with starters such as zesty battered and fried pub pickles ($5.79) or garbage fries, a savory mélange of bacon, tomatoes, and jalapenos lounging atop a bed of waffle fries and blanketed in melted mozzarella and cheddar cheeses ($7.59). The selection of five pizzas allows diners to indulge their craving for a disk without having to endure the gamey texture of a frisbee. Table visitors can also wrap tongues around the Porkzilla sandwich, staffed by grilled ham, slow-cooked pulled pork, and bacon ($8.99), or munch on the Knock-Out burger, a bunless wonder that packs the space between two grilled cheese sandwiches with bacon and a half-pound steak burger patty ($9.79). Feel free to lubricate a parched palate by sipping one of the beers cascading from the Sidelines tap, such as Labatt, Killian's, and Blue Moon.
The roar of fans after a clutch play, the clack of billiard balls, and the clink of glasses fill the air at Sully's Bar & Grill. Guests can take advantage of nightly drink specials or head to nine pool tables to test their ability to distinguish between solids and stripes. Live DJs and karaoke fill the bar with popular tunes on the weekends, when the revelry continues until 3 a.m.
Situated within blocks of the speedway, Kelly’s Pub Too celebrates the history of the asphalt loop by plastering their sports bar with all sorts of racing memorabilia, ranging from go-karts to NASCAR. Between sips of beer or shots at one of 10 pool tables, bar-goers fill up on a menu of classic bites, splitting baskets of wings and potato skins or tearing into a spicy Cajun blue cheese burger all on their own. The kitchen also turns out 14-inch pizzas topped with chicken, veggies, and sausage, as well as baskets of crispy fish and chips. A wide stage hosts live music acts throughout the week against a speedway mural that shows the track, stands, and a grand marshal questioning his place in the world now that the race has started.
Tibbs Drive-In Theater blissfully blends the nostalgic with the neoteric, projecting current blockbusters across four motor-moseying screens. Movie whizzes can comfortably plop lawn La-Z-Boys in front of vehicles to enjoy back-to-back features as the soundtrack streams through their FM car radio, stereo, or a boom-box-equipped John Cusack. Whether laughing through a lighthearted wartime drama or crying through The Land Before Time XXVI: Still No Time, flick catchers can chow through their emotions with a bite from the theater's snack bar, which boasts a scrumptious view-enhancing selection that includes sandwiches, pizza, fresh-baked pretzels, and caramel-apple chips alongside the traditional candy and popcorn.
Hearth-baked pizzas and pub sandwiches piled high with meat populate the menu at JD's pub, a neighborhood hangout replete with arcade games, pool tables, free Buzztime trivia, and flat-screen TVs that light up the bar with local sports action. Appetizers such as chicken or steak quesadillas ($6.88) or chicken wing platters kick-start nosh fests, and the party continues with JD's original 8 oz. rib-eye steak sandwich topped with onions, mushrooms, and swiss cheese and served on a bun of texas toast ($8.26). Slathered with pizza sauce and adorned with pepperonis, barbecue chicken, or jalapeños, the pub’s hearth-baked pizzas ($5.96–$20.18) infuse palates with the tastes of Rome as diners pick sides in televised reruns of ancient gladiatorial bouts. Daily specials draw on a wide range of culinary traditions to grace tables with hand-breaded tenderloins ($5.50), new york strip steaks ($9.17), and catfish dinners ($6.88).
Each day, Robby’s Pub comforts guests with diner-style breakfasts, frosty glasses of beer, and diversions such as pool, darts, karaoke, and video games. In the morning, skillets brim with cheesy hash browns and meaty omelets, which can be dusted with salt and pepper or smothered with homemade gravy. Steaks range from 8-ounce rib eyes to 12-ounce T-bones, which the kitchen cooks to order for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Instead of capping french-fry mountains with hand-cut snowflakes, the kitchen tops them with a choice of cheese, chili, or bacon. Sports fans bask in team pride during NFL games and NASCAR races as the cooks bathe chicken wings in barbecue, teriyaki, and buffalo sauces.
First-run movies, including 3-D and family films, light up the screens at Republic Theatre Group, LLC's six locations in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. Concession stands attract nostrils and stomachs alike with fragrant popcorn, taste-bud-tickling candy, and canteens of soda.