The Grape and The Grain fills flagons with a comprehensive selection of quality beers, wines, and cocktails in conjunction with a menu of refined tavern dishes. Combine cocktails with a crunch with the bruschetta, used as a pita bread elevator for mouth-bound garlic-roasted herb hummus ($9), or the mediterranean cracker bread topped with cheese and a choice of toppings, including pepperoni and the Michael Angelo, a smattering of leek, pancetta, and basil named for the less-famous painter of the Sixteen Chapel ($9–$11). Two Danish-style hot dogs satisfy tubular tastes, doused in rémoulade and spicy red sauce and sprinkled with pickled cucumbers and fried onions ($9).
Known for helping launch the careers of Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Ray Romano, and others, Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club offers chuckle enthusiasts a plethora of emerging mirth-masters six nights a week in its spacious showroom. Snag a seat at an intimate table with two of your closest friends and let laughter experts tickle your funny bone or droll circulatory system. There is no drink minimum, and seating begins 45 minutes before the show. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $15.95–$17.95, depending on the day of attendance. While those under age 21 have the ability to produce audible expressions of amusement, only those 21 or older are permitted to enter and laugh within the premises.
Beck's Brew House saturates empty glasses and sates parched palates with a comprehensive selection of crafted beers, quality wines, and a full-service bar. Take off on a flight of hop-fueled fancy featuring five 10-ounce brews from Beck's premium-draft assembly. A lineup of the brew house's unusual suspects helps patrons decide which beer has the best body, which has the most flavor, and which stole their shoes on the subway. Seasonal drafts are presented from breweries such as Rogue Ales, Lost Coast Brewery, and Lagunitas Brewing, driving back beer boredom with a suds-soaked barley torch.
Scampi’s menu takes palates on a culinary tour of Italy, starring dishes from the country’s various regions. That said, it also prefers to keep its cooking in-house—specialties such as veal ravioli and potato gnocchi are prepped onsite with sustainable ingredients.
Behind the bar, expert mixologists conjure up specialty cocktails and glasses of imported and regional wine. They concoct the Ramos gin fizz—a blend of seltzer, gin, sugar, cream, egg white, and orange flower water—according to a traditional recipe from 1888, a time when alcohol had to be extracted from trees by hand. The mahogany dining room exudes the refined elegance of grand supper clubs from a bygone era, complemented by the airy sounds of classical music and the stirring chatter of happy patrons.