Slinging spirits for nearly 80 years, the historic Checkerboard Tavern tackles appetites with a menu of gourmet hot dogs and slays thirsts with local brews. Toting the oldest liquor license in the state above its well-stocked bar, the Check sports a wide selection of domestics ($2.25), microbrews ($3.50), and regional suds ($3.50) from Golden Hills, Laughing Dog, and Iron Horse, as well as an old-timey jukebox that coughs up five spins for each greenback fed into its golden gullet. Get cozy in a fire-engine-red booth and anchor incisors into an assembly of encased meats, such as the Sonnenberg Dog, which tops a classic italian sausage with onions, ketchup, mustard, and relish, or the old-fashioned PB&J Dog, which arrives with crusts cut off in a He-Man lunchbox ($4). All dogs can be substituted for vegan tofurkey sausage, and assorted snacks and house fries are available for noshing ($5–$6).
Cupid Photobooth adds another level of excitement to festivities such as birthdays, weddings, and corporate functions with photo-booth rental packages. The 5'x7' picture nooks accommodate groups of party-goers, whose photo strips are delivered quickly thanks to custom printers. Onsite attendants keep the booths operating smoothly, and ensure on-time delivery, setup, and take down. Each rental package comes with a flash drive containing all the pictures from the event. Extra add-ons such as scrapbooks create lasting memories, as do wearable props that can make silly pictures even sillier.
A certified health specialist, Shane Yama longed to provide people of all ages and incomes access to affordable and effective workouts. So, with a degree in exercise science, he founded For U Fitness. Today, Shane and his team of a dozen or so certified personal trainers travel from Seattle to Spokane to Portland to residents custom training plans. Taking into account the client's age and fitness abilities, the trainers design sports performance, strength training, and even “mature adult” workouts to help customers meet their goals.
At Spokane Boot Camp, the trainers like to mix it up when giving fitness seekers an effective workout. One 60-minute session might have campers lifting kettlebells, another might have them jumping rope, and still another might have them using their own body weight as they balance on yoga balls. No two workouts are the same, which keeps muscles challenged so they don't start trying to spontaneously do the worm.
One of the most important elements of a home is completely invisible: clean, comfortable air. Advanced Mechanical ensures that households throughout Spokane and northern Idaho stay as warm or as cool as they want to be by tuning up heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems. They also give clients greater control over their climate by installing thermostats that can be monitored and controlled from afar via any WiFi-enabled device. The company's been keeping up with the times for the past three decades, and some master service technicians have been there for more than two thirds of that lifespan?meaning they've seen just about every HVAC situation under the sun or snow.
An indoor paintball haven, Spokane Paintball Club boasts more than 13,000 square feet of open sprint space and obstacle laden crannies. A slice of the grounds is devoted to the scaled down speedball course, where fast and furious battles blast away. The remaining back space hosts a two story room-to-room tactical area featuring ramps, secret passageways, crumpled blueprints of Bond villain coups, and a slide and turn wall. By arming yourself with today's Groupon, Spokane Paintball Club will outfit you with all the necessary equipment, including a full air or CO2 tank, paintball marker, 500 paintballs, and a purple paisley carrying case. Between rounds of strategic, adrenaline-loaded pigment pumping, you and your fellow war paint warriors can amble about through the on-site pro-shop or simply bask in the glorious glow of the on-field accolades.