Beer originated as an innocent way to enjoy surplus grain, but evolved into the choice fuel for feeding parties and the only serum for coaxing gossip from tight-lipped CIA agents. Sip on multipurpose potables with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of craft and import beer, wine, and cocktails at Chase Club.
Garnering buzz from Metromix Tampa Bay and the St. Petersburg Times, Chase Club enlists expert mixologists to whip up cocktails, pour grapey potables, and dole out more than 150 craft, microbrew, domestic, and import beers. Imbibers clink glasses of frosty Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan suds ($5.50) or cover Billboard hits by blowing into bottles of Boddington's English Ale ($6). Fourteen taps brim with seven popular domestic suds and a rotating host of foreign-born brews, such as the freshly debuted Krombacher ($5). Chase Club's sister store, The Grapevine, keeps glasses and personal troughs brimming with vineyard staples, including a house wine ($5.75), and a full martini bar stirs up candy-themed cocktails including german chocolate cake and cotton candy ($8+).
Abuzz until 3 a.m. daily, Chase Club enthralls patrons between sips with eight high-definition widescreen TVs, including a 92-inch projection screen. Golden Tee Golf and Silver Strike Bowling games foster virtual competition while dartboards act as tangible battlegrounds. Apprentice crooners belt out hits on Karaoke Thursdays and professional comedians deliver jokes for free or bad news for an additional fee on the second Saturday of each month. Daily happy hours and specials fuel frequent themed bashes, where partygoers undulate to a DJ-spun soundtrack.