From Our Editors
A sports fan’s paradise, The Hole Sports Lounge is filled with opportunities to enjoy classic American bar fare in the light of flat-screen TVs. There’s a barbecue pulled-pork pizza—topped with piquillo peppers, banana peppers, jalapeños, and pineapple—over at a corner booth, sizing up the clientele, looking for the right person to share a slice with. A cheeseburger’s hunkered down at the bar, mumbling something about black Angus beef. It’s surrounded by 20 different draft beers from breweries such as Brau Brothers and Flying Dog, more than 20 bottled domestic and imported brews, and a few cocktails. If you find the chicken wings and offer them some mango-honey mustard, they might tell you about how happy hour happens every day from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. It crams one hour of happiness into two, slowing time as patrons head down Golden Gopher Avenue to catch the latest game, rack up balls on the pool table, toss around darts, or remove errant darts from a nearby video-game machine.