Incredible Pizza Company entertains young revelers with more than 100 games, more than 100 homestyle-buffet offerings, and four themed dining areas: a '50s–style diner, a drive-in movie theater, a family room, and a gymnasium. Guests can drive bumper cars, play laser tag, or enjoy myriad arcade games, earning tickets that can be exchanged for toys and prizes. Between games, plates are graced with 8–10 varieties of pizza, as well as baked potatoes that can be dressed with custom toppings before being loaded into potato guns. Incredible Pizza Company also offers a variety of birthday packages, which include access to private rooms, food, a prize-wheel spin, and invitations.
Irina’s Restaurant and Bar combines American ingenuity with Russian hardiness in a way not seen since the purchase of Alaska. The eatery’s menu is a melting pot of culinary influences, made evident in the Moscow fillet, a cut of beef stuffed with mushrooms, onions, spinach, and a photograph of Ellis Island. Other examples include Russian pork shashlik skewers or beef stroganoff with Angus beef, peppers, and mushrooms. To wash down meals, the bar—which stretches out across the floor like an elongated wooden horseshoe—is stocked with Russian beers and a lineup of vodkas, served by a trusty barkeep or by your fellow patrons during Immature Bartender Night, held every evening after 9 p.m.
Viva La Bamba's saves flailing tongue buds from edible ennui with its menu of authentic Mexican dishes, specials, and mixed drinks. A combination of tacos, enchiladas, burritos, and vegetarian eats make for steadfast meal mates ($6.25–$7.75), while inventive house specials tantalize palates, such as the Viva La Bamba, a fajita love fest that marries chorizo, shrimp, chicken, and rib-eye steak in delicious matrimony ($12.50). Those looking to sturdy their sea legs sans restrictive sailor suit can choose a pescatarian plate such as the camarones a la diabla, a serving of shrimp piqued with spicy red sauce ($9.50), or the sautéed salmón Viva La Bamba ($9.25).
Owner Steve Halterman frequently ambles through the bustling dining room at Murphy’s Sports Bar and Grill, an Irish pub he founded more than a decade ago. As he mingles with the crowd, servers fill tables with traditional pub fare, made fresh to order rather than excavated from the fossilized remains traditional pubs. Patrons dig into entrees such as the chicken-fried chicken or the eatery’s signature burger, topped with A1 and bacon. Chefs also bake up specialty pizzas, such as the buffalo chicken pie slathered in spicy wing sauce and loaded with grilled chicken chunks. For a more intimate atmosphere, larger parties can retire from the main area to a private room, where groups of up to 145 can feast or swig pints of lager.
Bennigan’s evokes a spirit of Irish hospitality with Celtic-inflected fare and generous portions, evidenced in their half-pound burgers and overflowing pints. The eatery’s focuses on hearty meat dishes such as the pot roast doused in red-ale gravy, the new york strip steak, and baby-back ribs. Half-pound single-patty burgers, such as the Guinness-glazed bacon burger, kneel before The Big Irish, a two-patty tower interspersed with three bun slices. Alternatively, groups can share plates of snacks such as bacon-cheeseburger chips—kettle chips topped in ground beef, bacon bits, and cheese—as they cheer for their favorite team or shout the species of their favorite mascot during televised games.