A combination bar and restaurant straddles the line between food and drink, just as painting a portrait of your sleeping neighbor straddles the line between art and harassment. Get the best of two worlds with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of multicultural fare and drinks, valid Sunday through Thursday, or $20 worth of fare and drinks on Friday or Saturday at The Venue in Walker. A $10 cover charge applies to guests age 18–20 on Friday and Saturday nights (not covered by this Groupon), though guests age 21+ get in free.
Equal parts bar, nightclub, and restaurant, The Venue pleases patrons of all tastes with a menu that mixes subcontinental cuisine with classic American bar fare to create an international spread of tasty tongue pleasers. Diners can spice their palates with Indian classics such as the chicken tandoori, marinated in yogurt, garlic, and ginger and served fresh from the grill ($10.99), or let their taste buds whistle a patriotic tune with native noshables such as chicken wings, which are slathered in either spicy or mild sauces to match the taster's temperament (10 for $5.99, 20 for $11.99). Barbecue-pork pizza ($12.99 for 12”) puts traditional sandwich flavors into a conveniently frisbeeable format, and quarter-pound Angus hamburgers ($6.99) keep hands too busy to cast shadow puppets on the deserted domes of bald strangers.
Like a caterpillar metamorphosing into a beautiful swan, The Venue transforms into an 18-and-older nightclub at 9 p.m. sharp. Exciting events are featured each night of the week, with such diverse diversions as Tuesday karaoke and Thursday trivia.
At The Venue, part restaurant and part nightclub, chefs whip up platters of Indian cuisine alongside classic American pub grub, Mexican specialties, and Italian fare. Culinary excursions around the world kick off with Indian appetizers such as the aloo tikki potato patties speckled with ginger and garlic, then venture across land and sea and some people’s vacation houses toward Italian-centric entrees of lasagna and the hawaiian pizza’s ham, pineapple, and bacon. The bar slings craft beer and house wine to pair with savory flavors or rinse delectable crumbs from hands.
After hours, The Venue transforms into a dance club illuminated by black lights and fluorescent hues. High-top seating and three VIP areas fill the space, and a full bar area fuels the party with well drinks, shots, and cocktails. Drink specials populate the bar each night, as do droves of dancers dressed according to The Venue’s frequent themes.