Like a box of fine china or a man covered in ants, cocktails just beg to be shaken. Stir up the nightlife with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of tapas and drinks at 45 Degrees in Chesapeake.
45 Degrees serves drinks and tapas made fresh to order in an upscale and modern setting. Sip your way through an exotic list of more than 60 martinis, including house martinis such as a cosmo made with Skyy vodka, Bois triple sec, and cranberry and lime juices, or a watermelon martini—a fruity fusion of watermelon vodka and cranberry schnapps ($9). Complement your liquid libations with the freshly prepared tapas menu offerings, such as a lightly breaded calamari appetizer ($7), crab cake sliders ($10), or chew on 12 ounces of juicy prime rib served with your choice of two sides, and the house au jus ($20).
Opened two years ago, the spacious lounge's bright blue walls, plush silver chairs, and stainless steel bar create a fun and futuristic ambience. The sleek yet comfortable lounge offers live music most nights, along with an open mic night on Wednesday and a Friday after-work party from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
45 Degrees Martini Lounge
Backed by live music and sleek décor, the culinary savants at 45 Degrees Martini Lounge concoct more than 60 specialty martinis to complement their shareable cuisine and meaty sandwiches. Diners can feel free to mix and match inventive tapas plates and appetizers, including seasoned steak bites, garlic shrimp, and tilapia stuffed with more crabmeat than a sea captain's pillow. Or dig into standalone entrees such as bison burgers, and then head over to the stainless steel bar to sip flavorful beverages.
Rich blue walls and red curtains make up the dining room, which also serves as a stage where local jazz musicians perform and open mic nights where patrons sing odes to their favorite cut of meat.