Equipped with everything from pool to shuffleboard, these brotherly bars provide a modest food menu served up with sides of interactive table games and televised sporting games every night of the week. In between lofts at the dartboard, hang a fang on an order of beer-battered onion rings ($5.75) or a savory black-and-bleu burger ($9.25), and then shower your stomach with a refreshing brew ($3 domestics, $4 microbrews) or a spirited mixed drink ($5 from the well). Much like the international dateline, Blitz Pearl refuses to acknowledge time itself, which is why it serves breakfast all day strong with options ranging from french toast ($5) to fruit bowls ($3).
• For $10, you get $20 worth of upscale pub fare and drinks. • For $20, you get a bottle of wine (choose from Gnarly Head Old Vine red zinfandel, Oak Knoll pinot noir, 337 cabernet, Maryhill chardonnay, Ecco Domani pinot grigio, or Blue Nun riesling), plus a fruit-and-cheese plate (up to a $43.50 value).
Hamburger Mary flipped her first burger in 1972 in San Francisco’s SOMA district. From her humble origins as the lovably eccentric icon for a late-night beer-and-burger joint, she has now crisscrossed the nation with her brand of family dining, which welcomes all open-minded people and focuses on members of the LGBT community. With cleverly mismatched dinnerware, diners dig into a menu rooted in Angus beef burgers such as the Buffy the Burger Slayer or the 1-pound Proud Mary. Bold colors splash the walls, and colorful collages and artwork frame a fun, quirky space to encourage diners to get out of their comfort zone and finally attempt to bench-press their family members.
The recently renovated Hollywood Bowl, enchants guests with polished corridors and automated scorekeeping. On Thursday–Saturday nights starting at 9:30 p.m., both locations activate their black lights and ample supply of firefly essence for cosmic bowling, when rollers negotiate tricky splits in a kaleidoscopic environment. At Hollywood Bowl, guests can enjoy burgers and beers at Club Hollywood Sports Bar in the glow of 14 47-inch TVs. Both locations also boast their own arcade room, where players can compete in classic games such as Frogger, skee-ball, and seeing who can carve a marble bust of a Roman emperor the fastest.