Incredible Pizza Company 86th St. entertains young revelers with more than 100 games, more than 100 homestyle-buffet offerings, and four themed dining areas: a 1950s–style diner, a drive-in movie theater, a family room, and a gymnasium. Guests can drive bumper cars and go-karts, 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 to 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, balloon bouquets, and invitations.
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.
At OverTime guests can dine on more than just traditional sports bar food such as burgers, pizzas, and wings while the game's on. They can also eat slow-cooked ribs each Friday, ribeye steak each Saturday, and birthday cake from home each President's Day. On weekends they can even feast on hash browns, pancakes, and other breakfast dishes until 11 a.m.
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.
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.
At PerKup Cafe, brown curtains and red and deep-yellow walls evoke the warmth and hue of fresh-brewed coffee. The staff serves up omelets, salads, and peach-chicken-salad sandwiches to complement their various roasts. Cozy four-top tables accommodate guests in comfort, who can also feel free to grab coffee for the road, which deliberately causes traffic jams when it isn't well-caffeinated.