Though there are benefits to going where everybody knows your name, countless undercover agents have been foiled as they entered a watering hole to a rousing chorus of "Hi, Bond!" Try not to blow your cover with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pub fare and drinks at L.A. Bar & Grill, located in Arlington.
L.A. Bar & Grill, with its classic brick front and festive interior, welcomes Arlington residents for maximum hanging-outing. A hearty assortment of brews has glasses brimming, and savory menu selections keep hunger at bay. The house-specialty "hog wings" ($8.50) make ideal companions on Redskins-rooting Sundays, when the L.A.'s nine flat- screen TVs fulfill their ultimate purpose. A game of pigskin also goes well with L.A. Bar & Grill's potato skins, succulent slices layered with cheddar cheese and a choice of bacon or chili ($8). Seven burger options, including the hearty applewood-smoked bacon burger ($9) or the L.A. Woman, topped with swiss, bacon, barbecue sauce, grilled onions, mushrooms, and Cajun seasonings ($9.50), will pique your hunger tooth and activate dormant burger glands at the base of your skull. Cruise the country with a Philly cheesesteak ($8.50) or a rack of St. Louis–style ribs ($9 for half-rack, $17 for full rack), or stomach-ski across the pond with a helping of rockfish and chips ($11).
L.A. Bar & Grill's endless offering of musical events, including an acoustic open mic on Thursday nights, a Friday-night music series showcasing some of the area's top soundsmiths and aural-artisans, and karaoke on Saturday nights, will soak ears in sweet sonic-ness. Hit the dartboard to impress potential business partners or settle duels when the "pistols at dawn" timeslot has already been filled, and then celebrate victory with a brew and a burger.