At Copperheads Tap House, beer aficionados and casual drinkers alike line up at the lengthy bar for frosty glasses of 30 craft beers. Local breweries such as Cigar City supply suds alongside internationally renowned brews as guests play pool, shoot darts, and watch sports on the flat-screen TVs above the bar. Out back, a sun-drenched patio welcomes imbibers as they soak in vitamin D and the tart orange and lemon flavors of an Ommegang Witte ale or the warm finish and Russian accent of a North Coast Old Rasputin stout. An event schedule chock-full of parties and concerts ensures that the spacious tavern is constantly humming with the sounds of weekly trivia, beer-sampling events, and live tunes from local bands.
MPC Models works to attract, manage, and prepare potential talent for the modeling world. A staff of knowledgeable photographers sets up in-studio photo-sessions for new models so that they might gain first-hand studio experience and develop signature styles and looks, aided by the support of make-up artists and wardrobe stylists. The shutterbugs also snap headshots, providing those in the corporate, realty, or acting world with relatable portraits to send to clients and agents, or to tape to their faces in the event of a bad hair day. Outside of its modeling forte, the studio also captures shots of families and pets during more low-key photo shoots.
Grind House Bar & Grill doles out 42 beer selections from around the globe, a full liquor bar, and a tongue tantalizing American and British pub menu within the four corners of its cream-colored walls. Soothe grumbling stomachs with the smoked fish spread ($6.50) or a cup of lobster and shrimp bisque ($3.50). Carnivorous canines swoon for the top sirloin doused in creamy mushroom sauce ($16.20), and fish fanatics joyously reel in the battered cod and crispy chips ($8.99–$12.99). For a true taste of Great Britain, peckish patrons can order the bangers and mash ($9.95) and the trifle, a custardy fruit-laden dessert ($4.99). More domestic desires can be sated with the apple pie ($4.50) served with a side of freshly mashed baseballs.
At The Dirty Martini, bartenders meticulously mix a dazzling array of ingredients to decant a toast-worthy lineup of cocktails and specialty drinks. Before yielding to the pleasantries of friendly conversation, guests are free to irrigate parched pipes with sundry sweet amalgamations, such as a Jolly Rancher martini loaded with Three Olives grape vodka, apple pucker, and cranberry juice ($8.75). Chocolate-mint martinis ($8.75) unify white-chocolate liqueur and Bols crème de menthe to tag-team tasters, and a Guatemalan Forest ($8.75) washes away inhibitions and tongue graffiti with splashes of Malibu rum.
Coconuts Comedy Club, located in Jack’s Joint since 1998, has been luring in chuckle-seekers for more than two decades with a glittering stage filled with nationally touring comedians. To keep growling stomachs from heckling comedians out of frustration, visitors can mute tummy rumbles with a full menu bursting at the seams with saucy wings, 14-inch hand-tossed pizzas, and brawny steaks.
Inspired by the small-town taverns of the Midwest, Pete & Shorty's Tavern is an unpretentious and a friendly gathering place where friends and families flock for comfort food and cold beers. Step into the tavern's cozy interior and wrap your taste buds around a selection from the meat-centric menu of appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees. The sandwich offerings include a pan-fried pork tenderloin sandwich ($6.99) and the sought-after Loose-Meat Pete ($3.99), a more seasoned and far friendlier cousin to the morally questionable Sloppy Joe. Grab a dozen ($10.99) or half dozen ($5.59) famous Shorty burgers to eat on the patio, or share a pork shank ($11.99) with your mother or your recently paroled college professor. Pete & Shorty's Tavern also serves up draft beer from its full bar of libations—toast to coastal erosion during the tavern's late-night hours, or sip away the seconds during one of the restaurant's two daily happy hours.