Besides being a sports-bar and grill, Peabody’s Billiard and Games racks up good times in the triangle of pool tables, dartboards, and foosball. Of course, the 70 TVs and on-premises liquor store don’t hurt either. Periodic all-you-can-drink happy hours and other special events take place every week, offering table athletes of all stripes an arena for friendly competition. Patrons might square off in the weekly beer-pong rally, or pit their psychic skills against each other in the weekly poker tournaments. All the while, the kitchen bustles into the night, preparing late night items using only the freshest ingredients such as the Southern-style fried calamari and Peabody’s signature wings in one of nine sauces.
Where there's smoke, there's a fiery Groupon. Fill your lungs with one night of unlimited fruity deliciousness at the plush and swanky Meridian Hookah Lounge (a $12 value). Meridian is an intimate and relaxing lounge that's open until 3 a.m. and has live music several nights a week.
Canadian pop-rock troupers the Barenaked Ladies play ringmasters to a freewheeling circus of brainy pop, brawny blues, and carefree jams as the Last Summer on Earth tour lights up arenas and amphitheaters across the continent. On stage, they maintain their 20-year reputation as an engaging live act with audience interaction, hook-laced lyrical patter, bookworm wit, and mastery of the tone sequences that steered '90s hits such as “One Week” and “If I Had a Million Dollars” into perpetual ubiquity.
House of Brews pours 38 draft ales, lagers, and stouts at its Oldsmar location, while its Lutz venue stockpiles more than 50 domestic and imported bottle beers. Down a strong pint of Cigar City Jai Alai IPA ($6), or sample House of Brews’ rotating beer of the month ($3). Brew’s drunken cheesy garlic bread slurs its toppings with tomatoes, olives, fragrant garlic, and a cocktail of melted provolone, cheddar, and blue cheese crumbles ($8.99). House-made sloppy joes ($7.99), jumbo hot dogs ($6.99), and platters of baked-to-order wings ($7.99) chaperone pints to tables, ensuring that they reach their destinations with undisturbed heads.