Tapas, like books, cars, and husbands, are designed to be shared with those closest to you. Indulge in the best of Spanish-style sharing with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of tapas and desserts at The Bubble Room, located at North Loop 1604 West. The Bubble Room is closed on Sunday and Monday. The Bubble Room provides a diverse selection of small plates to spur conversation and entice diners to sample dishes freely without fear of commitment. The menu of savory mini meals bursts with multifarious handheld options, such as dates stuffed with ricotta cheese and wrapped in a comforting scarf of bacon ($5). Empanadas flit into conscious existence fully formed and filled with chicken, poblano pepper, and oaxaca cheese ($7), and mussels in a white wine–butter sauce flex the ocean's power over human appetites ($10). Earth elementals with a taste for geological sweets will thrill to find the chocolate molten cake on the dessert list ($5).
Large parties of friends, sports teams, and roving gangs of spurned jurors can all cozy up easily at The Bubble Room's long bar or in their chandelier-festooned dining room. The restaurant's flat-screen TVs and gilded mirrors ensure there's always something, someone, or some ghost to watch throughout each meal.