Cooks at The Flinn Springs Inn sizzle up hearty pub grub, including cheeseburgers and tacos, as tap masters pour cold draft beers or expertly mix cocktails within a bar and grill replete with exposed-brick walls and leather-topped barstools. Guests can play a game of billiards inside, or make their way to the sprawling outdoor patio to watch live music and college-level math lectures on the stage or hurl horseshoes in the regulation pits. After dancing, singing karaoke, or playing beer pong all night, patrons can return the next morning for pancakes and bloody marys.
Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, Lestat's Coffee House curates a menu of café favorites, from sandwiches and salads to coffee, tea, and smoothies. Brave baristas concoct the espresso latte ($2.50–$3.75) and the cappuccino ($2.25–$3.60) using Diedrich coffee. A special menu of house hot drinks soothes the senses with combinations including caramel and Mexican chocolate in the Dulcé Mexican mocha ($3.50–$4.75) and peppermint, chocolate, and a disarmingly attractive sense of sarcasm in the Peppermint Patty ($3.50-$4.75). On the chillier side, fruit smoothies, such as the pineapple-, mango-, and banana-packed Hawaiian Vacation ($4.50), set apart surf-ready stomachs, or sustenance seekers can fill the hungry stomach inside their regular stomach with a succinct menu of sandwiches ($4.50-$7.95), house-made soups ($4.25–$5.75), and salads ($4–$6.50).
When Dennis O’Connor realized his passion was brewing beer, not selling the materials to do so, he converted his home-brew shop into Thorn Street Brewery. Now, the brewery—complete with a seven-barrel brew house and a tasting room—offers oatmeal stouts, Kölsch-style ales, red ales, IPAs, and Belgian-style ales. In addition to sipping in the tasting room or on the open-air patio, visitors to the brewery can take home-brewing classes to hone their skills.
Bourbon Street Bar & Grill channels the streets of New Orleans with its snazzy décor and Cajun-infused menu, which sports an eclectic ensemble of largely handheld creations. Po' boys sling flavorful, rémoulade-slathered blackened, spicy chicken onto awaiting tongue trampolines ($8) and the bourbon-blue burger, starring 8 ounces of apple-bourbon-glazed kobe beef under a marquee of blue cheese and bacon satisfies bovine-deprived bellies ($12). The hearty andouille mac 'n' cheese lulls stomachs into a creamy stupor ($11) and a grilled selection of skewers adorned with savory veggies ($4), garlic-rosemary shrimp ($6), or butter-dipped lobster ($7) make for a sharable snack or a lance for lilliputians. Add a fresh-air infusion to the meal by dining on the outdoor patio, designed to perfectly mimic the Louisiana-based Bourbon Street.