Winston Churchill was famous for the high standards he applied to alcohol, quipping, "Liquor is quicker, but get me a single malt scotch with moon rocks in it! I'm the English president!" Be like Ol' Winnie with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of tapas and drinks at Time Lounge in Norfolk.
Time Lounge's drink slingers furnish chalices with a wide selection of libations, and tapas-crafting cooks whip up a full menu of small-portioned finger foods and entrees, all within a tri-level nightclub emanating the sounds of live DJs and musical acts. Muffle atonal stomach squeals on the dance floor with a starter of battered onion rings ($1.95) or Wings for John, served at custom levels of spiciness ($5.75). Heartier spreads include 10-inch brick-oven pizzas ($5–$8), pastas ($6.50), and seafood snacks, such as spicy-tuna bites ($7.50). The steak Oscar flaunts jumbo-lump crab meat and asparagus sporting a frock of béarnaise sauce ($11), and the Florida-mango chicken trips the light fantastic with sautéed peppers and mangos ($8). Before showing up in gorilla costumes or polyester birthday suits, carefully calibrate your apparel to meet the "casual class" dress code, which prohibits flip-flops, ball caps, and tank tops.
Sit back and unwind in one of the bar's leather seats or gather a posse of Rummikub players at the dimly lit tables in the lounge. Time Lounge regales fly-by-night patrons with various theme nights throughout the week, including College Night each Monday and an international open-mic night featuring The Fuzz Band each Wednesday.
271 Granby St.
Norfolk, Virginia 23510