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 $15, you get $30 worth of casual American fare and drinks at Oakwood Grill & Bar in Dearborn.
Oakwood Grill & Bar sates stomachs with classic American bar fare, wets whistles with a wide array of beer, wine, and cocktails, and keeps boredom at bay with a full slate of boisterous special events. The menu's hearty offerings include a herd of 24 buffalo wings ($17.95) and the spicy Hot in Here burger ($6.95) topped with grilled jalapeños, pepper jack cheese, and three strips of Dearborn bacon. Like ancient Egyptian papyrus scrolls, the loaded pepperoni roll ($6.95) enfolds more than 40 pepperoni slices in thin pizza dough slathered in butter and parmesan cheese. Hungry herbivores, meanwhile, can snack on lightly battered fried pickles and cream-cheese jalapeños ($4.95) while sipping beers and cocktails mixed behind Oakwood's long cement bar with a motor-powered cement mixer.
Pool tables, darts, and video games help enhance hand-eye coordination under the warm, soothing glow of multiple big-screen TVs that show sports and sock-darning demonstrations. Oakwood hosts special events every night of the week. Ladies’ Night on Thursdays features $2 well drinks, and karaoke on Tuesday nights showcases the volunteer vocal stylings of would-be pop stars, bolstered by $4 martinis and $3 glasses of wine.