Carytown/ Museum District
Upscale restaurant and bar; wine dinners, seasonal drinks and constantly changing menu keeping things fresh. 2601 W. Cary St., 562-0138.
BABE'S OF CARYTOWN
Gay- and lesbian-friendly bar with outdoor sand volleyball, poker, karaoke and some of Richmond's best hamburgers. Bigger and improved deck and patio bar. 3166 W. Cary St., 355-9330.
BANDITO'S BURRITO LOUNGE
Sing your heart out on Karaoke Wednesday and dance the night away Thursday-Saturday. Big-screen TVs for sports fans. 2905 Patterson Ave., 354-9999.
BIN 22 AT BETSY'S
Located inside a coffee shop; nice view from the patio. 3200 W. Cary St., 358-4501.
Live music six nights a week, quality food, great lo-fi vibe. 600 N. Sheppard St., 353-2500.
Hot food for a hot price; offering a wide selection of beer and wine. Now open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. 2922 Park Ave., 340-2920.
CAN CAN BRASSERIE
Genteel French brasserie offers the unexpected: Wednesday beer tastings 6 p.m.; significantly cheaper steak, mussels, soups and burgers at the bar during lunch; half-price drafts and oysters during weekdays and Saturday happy hours. Extended Sunday happy hour from 5 to 9 p.m. 3120 W. Cary St., 358-7274.
CARY STREET CAFA%
Known for its live music with the volume turned way up. Game junkies can also join the fun on Xbox 360 Thursday. 2631 W. Cary St., 353-7445.
THE CORNER CAFA%
Four booths and 12 bar seats make for a small, cozy environment; well-priced Sunday brunch and satisfying meals. 800 N. Cleveland St., 355-1954.
Charming environment and cheap pitchers; Internet jukebox plays tunes from the Web.
3109 W. Cary St., 213-0510.
Warm, rosy atmosphere that's popular with young professionals. International wine selection at an affordable price. 3433 Cary St., 353-2186.
Capturing the mood of Carytown; more than 23 margarita flavors. 3449 W. Cary St., 358-6262. Also: 7610 Left Flank Road in Mechanicsville, 730-7311.
NEW YORK DELI
Deli turned deli with drinks; DJs Tuesday-Thursday, Monday Mug Night gives you more than your fair share for a lower price. 2920 W. Cary St., 358-3354.
Pool tables coupled with cool decor featuring the work of local artists. Often, live music. 3306 W. Broad St., 359-7777.
$1 off bar drinks during happy hour. Now open Mondays. Live music on Thursday.
3123 W. Cary St., 726-1270.
Mixed crowd, special house drinks and wine by the glass. 11400 W. Huguenot Road, 379-9899.
MURPHY'S LAW BILLIARDS AND SPORTS PUB
Pool darts available for league play or for fun. Karaoke Wednesday. Patio. 6411 Chesterfield Meadows Drive in Chester, 796-9378. Also 13995 Raised Antler Circle in Midlothian, 739-0800.
VISIONS DANCE CLUB
Good for those 21 and older (sometimes way over), especially those inclined to line dancing and the '70s. Get your tango on on Sunday. In the Holiday Inn Select.
1021 Koger Center Blvd., 379-3800.
THE HILL CAFA%
There when you need it; distinctive wine list and televisions make for an alternative sports bar; nice and casual. Brunch on weekends, 2800 E. Broad St., 648-0360.
PATRICK HENRY'S PUB AND GRILL
Great music in close quarters; old-school Hollywood starlets grace the walls; patio open until 10 p.m. seven days a week. 2300 E. Broad St., 644-4242.
Popular spot for old-timers and newbies alike; live music Thursday-Saturday. 2706 E. Main St., 648-2120.
Luxury bar complete with spa and comfortable seating; first servings of all dishes available. 2222 E. Cary St., 648-3463.
BANK AND VAULT
Chic dAccor a la New York City; food is a mix of Asian, Cuban, Mediterranean and Southern cuisines. Newly opened club Vault offers Miami vibe with dancing and drinks. 1005 E. Main St., 648-3070.
Gay-friendly video venue with an upbeat environment, new patio and free wi-fi.
6 E. Grace St., 648-2040.
BEAUREGARD'S THAI ROOM
Unique drinks to go nicely with an order of pad Thai; outdoor patio. Rotating menu. 103 E. Cary St., 644-2328.
CAPITAL ALE HOUSE
Older crowd transitions into collegians as the night wears on; $1 burgers on Monday from 5 p.m. to midnight. Community chess Thursday, glass night Tuesday, wing night Wednesday. Live music on weekends at downtown location. 623 E. Main St., 780-2537. Also 13831 Village Place Drive in Midlothian, 780-2537, and 4024-A Cox Road in Innsbrook, 780-2537.
$2 draft Budweiser anytime at the Underdog, a small, new sports bar downstairs. Popular nighttime hot spot open until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 1316 E. Cary St., 343-3647.
The latest Giavos establishment is very rock 'n' roll, with creative cocktails named after hit songs. $4 rail drinks and $3 off the specialty martini list during happy hour (4-7 pm). 700 E. Broad St., 644-2637.
New management. Gay-oriented club with drag shows Wednesday-Sunday (except Friday) and Sunday drag brunch. 308 E. Grace St., 648-3957.
Self-described "music-lover's fantasyland" boasting several shows each week; venue contains seven full bars. 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900.
PENNY LANE PUB
The best place in Richmond since 1976 for British accents, fish and chips, and a pint of most anything. Surprisingly well-updated Web site promotes weekly events. 421 E. Franklin St., 780-1682.
Furniture store turned artsy-looking bar with pool tables, lounge areas and noted bartenders. 121 W. Broad St., 343-1909.
South Beach, Miami-style club filled with VIP treatment, celebrities. 17-19 W. Broad St., 649-3390.
TARRANT'S CAFA% Former pharmacy charms with its unpretentious atmosphere, hefty portions and new martini menu. West Broad Street at Foushee, 225-0035.
3RD STREET DINER
Late night feeding after too many drinks. Open 24 hours. 218 E. Main St. 788-4750.
Mixed crowd of old and young in the Jefferson Hotel; light-fare menu from just $5 tops off small-batch bourbons and seasonal microbrews. 101 W. Franklin St., 649-4672.
TROPICAL SOUL SEA & SOULFOOD CAFA%
A constant party: open-mic poetry Tuesday 8:30 — 12 p.m.; $1 wings Wednesday; old-school hip-hop and soul Saturday; reggae Friday until 2 a.m., ladies free before 11:30 p.m. 314 N. Second St., 771-1605.
BUBBA'SBurgers and drinks flowing freely at this little slice of America. 4000 Williamsburg Road, 236-3262.
CHECKERED FLAG RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
Karaoke on Wednesday and Thursday and live bands on Friday; charming racing dAccor. 4106 Williamsburg Road, 222-8322.
Bands on Thursday and Friday; horseshoe bar with a large dance floor; display with the names of those who died at the Battle of Midway. 7514 Lee David Road, 746-8630.
ALL STAR MARKET AND DELISmall market morphs into hip hangout at night. 111 N. Lombardy St., 342.5857.
New American cuisine served tapas-style, with weekly beer specials. 2619 W. Main St., 353-9709.
BAJA BEAN COMPANY
Sprawling patio; frat games abound: poker Monday, bags tournament Thursday, cheap pool Sunday; also, DJ on Tuesday, karaoke Friday and bands Saturday. 1520 W. Main St., 257-5445.
Popular spot with the locals, so much so that it's hard to get a table; great dessert cocktails; wine specials and daily menu changes. 2 N. Meadow St., 355-9919.
Great bar food, killer daily brunch and specials all the time including ladies' night and cheap date night (Monday and Wednesday, respectively). South Mulberry and Main streets, 353-1609.
New spot for Fan favorite, oak bar, large patio, sophisticated wine list and abundant parking. Still has splendid live music and welcoming staff. 1903 W. Cary St. 353-9280.
Rotating display wall featuring works by local artists; famous Bloody Mary bar on Sundays; Border Backyard barbecue on Thursday and Wednesday college night specials. 1501 W. Main St., 355-2907.
Brunch is a highlight, particularly the crab cake Benedict; cheap shots all day Thursday and beer ponies on the patio attract a fun-loving crowd. 325 N. Robinson St., 355-3701.
Some of the best local live music in Richmond; good conversations over cold beers. 1621 W Broad St., 353-4901.
COMMERCIAL TAPHOUSE AND GRILL
Richmonders of all ages meet in close quarters; large groups should expect a wait. 111 N. Robinson St., 359-6544.
Simple stop in the Fan with a beautiful renovated patio and an updated menu with great prices. 2525 Hanover Ave., 355-7008.
DAVIS & MAIN
American cuisine to die for in a building that dates back to 1910. Updates include live jazz on Tuesday and an upstairs art gallery rotating through for First Fridays. 2501 W. Main St., 353-6641.
Diner with decent food, lounge upstairs and excellent hidden back patio. Updated menu and DJ Wednesday through Sunday nights. 2229 W. Main St., 353-2424.
Reopened, renovated Main Street spot. $1 burgers Monday and Tuesday; Firefly Fridays bring in a younger set. Mimosas pitchers during weekend brunch always a hit. 2401 W. Main St., 308-8576.
Restaurant at the former Richie's and now Woodlake (see South Side). Inventive tapas; live music in abundance.1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224.
Great wine affordable by the bottle; limited but well-selected offerings of seafood and Italian specialties. 2043 W. Broad St., 355-8466.
Relaxed atmosphere and cheap beer draw a sundry crowd. Creative, seafood-infused menu is a new highlight. 2527 W. Main St., 358-4370.
HOME TEAM GRILL
After-work spot for sports fans in need of a television away from home. Great rotating beers on draft. 1630 W. Main St., 254-7360. Also: 11351 Nuckols Road, 967-9060; and 1795 South Creek One on in the South Creek Shopping Center, 897-9425.
Basement joint in the Fan. Vegetarian and vegan cuisine good enough to convert devout carnivores. Unique happy hours: organic wine and champagne. 917 W. Grace St., 213-0190.
Monday special includes jumbo $3 margaritas, 6-7 p.m., $1 hard tacos all day long. $1 PBR Wednesdays. Quick service and relaxed atmosphere. 328 W. Cary St., 525-4216.
MARTINI KITCHEN & BUBBLE BAR
Standing-room-only bar scene and three pages of the restaurant's menu devoted to martinis. 1911 W. Main St., 254-4904.
Deals for dates on Tuesday nights; loud music, varied menu. 301 N. Robinson St., 353-4453.
MULLIGAN'S SPORTS GRILLE
Large deck, ample televisions for sports fans; ping-pong and pool to bring out the athlete in us all. 1323 W. Main St., 353-8686.
NARA JAPANESE RESTAURANT
Chill by day, bangin' at night with an eclectic mix of live music and young crowd. 1309 W. Main St., 353-1315.
VCU hangout for Mexicana, salad and sandwiches. 1104 W. Main St., 342-7699.
Intimate setting with a varied menu from quesadillas to spaghetti; crowded at night. 2101 W. Main St., 358-0645.
Great addition to Richmond. Spanish foods and wines. Intimate feel with personable service and sophisticated ambiance. Late-night menu and new patio. 214 N. Lombardy St., 257-7940.
SIX BURNER RESTAURANT AND BAR
Regulars abound at this quintessential Fan bistro; roast duck comes highly recommended. Work from local artists on display. 1627 W. Main St., 353-4060.
STAR-LITE DINING & LOUNGE
Music every Sunday, patio made for people watching; crowd enjoys a party and bartenders do their best to provide one. 2600 W. Main St., 254-2667.
Events every night, from discount sushi to iPod DJing. Weather-based Pabst specials before 9 p.m. (pray for extreme heat or downpour). 2232 W. Main St., 358-7870.
STRAWBERRY STREET CAFA%
Unlikely combination of great, half-priced burgers on Monday and $10 bottles of wine make a great deal. 421 Strawberry St., 353-6860.
THREE MONKEYS BAR & GRILL
Bar goers in need of a little something can indulge in appetizers, the highlight of the menu. Patio dining. 2525 W. Main St., 204-2525.
BELLE VIE EUROPEAN BISTRO
Authentic European cuisine in a lively atmosphere. Wind-down Wednesday specials on wine and half-price martinis at the bar on Thursday. 1244 Alverser Plaza, 379-3338.
Regulars who are loyal and friendly; frequent karaoke. Specialty in late-night fried foods. 13312 Midlothian Turnpike, 794-3007.
Coffeehouse and wine bar; live jazz Thursday. 1282 Alverser Plaza, 897-4773. 13830 Village Place Drive, 378-4955.
EXTRA BILLY'S SMOKEHOUSE AND BREWERY
Beer and barbecue attract customers. Smallest brewery in Richmond. 1110 Alverser Drive, 379-8727.
SPORTSPAGE BAR & GRILL
Shrimp night on Sunday, televisions coming out of the woodwork. Daily deals on drinks. 14245 Midlothian Turnpike, 379-1844.
Kid brother to Osaka on River Road. Specialty martinis, beer, wine and sake go well with sushi combos for both novices and experts: First Base, Second Base and Double the Passion are some of the choices. 1228 Alverser Plaza, 897-9878.
Monroe Park Area
College students and locals gather for urban hip-hop. 534 N. Harrison St., 353-9670.
Bar best known for its sangria; other specialties include mojitos and margaritas; tapas-style food is a fusion of Mediterranean and Moroccan; vegetarian- and vegan-friendly. 900 W. Franklin St., 358-0868.
Punk rock, and proud of it. Come play Big Buck Safari, the arcade game. 727 W. Broad St., 344-3323.
Philly cheese steaks and frequent food and beer specials; a relaxed place to eat late with friends. Thirty-five cent wings at the Fan location on Monday and Sunday. 733 W. Cary St., 644-6676. 8908 Patterson Ave., 440-6656.
Frill-free diner serves its drinks in mini-pitchers. College nights Wednesday and Sunday. 1001 W. Grace St., 353-8204.
Formerly Hyperlink Cafe. Young professional and college crowd. Friday happy hour includes free salsa lessons. 814 W. Grace St., 649-3390.
DOT'S BACK INN
Charming, kitschy atmosphere; comfort food and cold beer. 4030 MacArthur Ave., 266-3167.
GLENN'S FRIENDS RESTAURANT & TAVERN
A good place to dance. Live music and jazz. Soul food. 1509 Chamberlayne Ave., 525-5912.
More cheerfully decorated than previous occupant, Zippy's. Good selection of beer and wine. Efficient staff. Patio dining available. Usually packed. 3336 N. Boulevard, 358-0064.
SHENANIGAN'S EATERY & PUB
Frequent live music in a friendly pub environment where regulars abound; yummy food. 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010.
SJ'S LAKESIDE TAVERN
Smoky lunch and dinner destination for American food. Live music. $5 lunch specials 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. 5406 Lakeside Ave., 264-3288.
STRONGHILL DINING COMPANY
Beautiful interior, excellent beers, friendly bartenders, fine food — a new classic. 1200 N. Boulevard, 359-0202.
YELLOW TAVERN AT VIRGINIA CROSSINGS RESORT
Good bar food with large portions. Play golf while you're at it. 1000 Virginia Center Parkway, 727-1400.
ALLEY KATZThe 9:30 Club of Richmond, with pizza available all night to save a trip later. 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816.
BLACKFIN RESTAURANT & SALOON.
Loud music, VIP section, place to go to be seen around Richmond. Dress to impress for whatever reason. 1001 Haxall Point, 643-3466.
BOTTOMS UP PIZZA
Giant, award-winning pizza slices promotes a New York vibe. Good beer. 17th and Cary streets, 644-4400.
THE CANAL CLUB
Music venue with local, regional and national acts; pool, free wireless, wide selection of beers. 1545 E. Cary St., 643-2582.
Couches and two fireplaces aid in unwinding. Weekly karaoke, dancing, poker. 119 N. 18th St., 788-8001.
DJ Williams with the Breaks on Thursday night. DJs Friday and Saturday, live music Thursday and Sunday. Renovated restaurant, with new banquet room upstairs. 1409 E. Cary St., 643-0911.
BDSM bar with industrial dAccor; themed nights include Fetish Friday and Sado Saturday. 117 N. 18th St., 343-3688.
GLOBEHOPPER COFFEHOUSE & LOUNGE
Free wi-fi — and blankets — on the porch. 2100 E. Main St., 523-8083.
Faux Cuba in the 1950s. Known for seafood; great for group dining. Deck upstairs. 16 N. 17th St., 780-2822.
HAVE A NICE DAY CAFA%
Party scene full of gyrating ladies. College night on Wednesday. Also known for bachelorette parties. 11 S. 18th St., 771-1700.
HONEY WHYTE'S ALL AMERICAN CAFA%
Great burgers and deals on drinks. Live music and comedy, 2116 E. Main St., 643-6022.
Millie's gets a slick-looking sibling in this Farmers' Market-area restaurant. With its bright space, wide-open bar and as eclectic a drink menu as its food menu, the little sister proves it belongs in the family.
THE MARS BAR
Where else can you find Milli Vanilli karaoke? Small dance floor perfect for rubbing leg warmers. 1980s bar with nightly events. 115 N. 18th St., 644-6277.
MCCORMACK'S IRISH PUB
Live music featuring a mix of alternative and Irish. Affordable food and drink. 12 N. 18th St., 648-1003.
Affordable wine and champagne selection, a la carte Sunday brunch; no official menu for mixed drinks — place an order and they'll try to accommodate. 2603 E. Main St., 643-5512.
RIVER CITY DINER
Jukeboxes abound in a kitschy '50s atmosphere with breakfast served all day, so any time can be the morning after. 7 N. 17th St., 644-9418.
ROSIE CONNOLLY'S PUB AND RESTAURANT
Great drink selection. Free Celtic music sessions every second and fourth Wednesday. 1548 E. Main St., 343-1063.
STOOL PIGEONS COOP & GRILL
Many rewards at this always-packed watering hole: an epic-length bar, tons of TVs, good drink specials and a lot of jalapenos on the menu.
Nontraditional Japanese fare with enticing drinks like "sexytini" and "pucker-up martini," among others. 1725 E. Main St., 643-6500.
TIKI BOB'S CANTINA
Ten-cent beef tacos and other specials on College Night on Tuesday. Other specials include no cover charge and half-price food on Thursday. Great for college and bachelorette parties. 110 N. 18th St., 644-9091.
Self-defined freak show with frequent live music. Nightly drink specials. Fried macaroni puts a spin on Mom's classic. 1727 E. Main St., 643-9233.
Excellent soups and sandwiches to soak up the alcohol in a sprawling, friendly spot. Late-night specials. 101 N. 18th St., 249-8831.
After-dinner Nightingale's Lounge in a charming old-South hotel. Classy leather-chaired seating. 1200 E. Cary St., 780-1300.
CHA CHA'S CANTINA
Margaritas, specialties and other fine drinks. Specials on food most nights, Friday is fiesta night and Saturday is DJ night. 1419 E. Cary St., 726-6296.
THE LUCKY BUDDHA
Eastern lounge setting with vibrant night life starting around 11 p.m. Available VIP area. Formerly the Lucky Lounge. 1421 E. Cary St., 648-5100.
RICHBRAU BREWING COMPANY & RESTAURANT
Upstairs dance club on Friday and Saturday. New high-tech game room and chef Mark Henry formerly from Baltimore's Oregon Grill. 1214 E. Cary St., 644-3018.
SAM MILLER'S WAREHOUSE
Straight out of the Northeast with a boisterous downstairs, quieter upstairs. Deals on drinks and food every day. Oyster bar. Known for crab cakes. 1210 E. Cary St., 644-5465.
SINA% IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT
Spacious environment with outdoor dining. Collegians make weekends noisy; popular with young professionals. Live music on weekends with no cover. 1327 E. Cary St., 649-7767.
Frequent events and live music combined with a classy atmosphere attract the young and old. Club open Thursday-Saturday until 2 a.m. Good drink selection.1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555.
CAFA% CATURRACoffeehouse and wine bar; live jazz Thursday. 1282 Alverser Plaza, 897-4773.
Second location of the Broad Street jazz spot. Inventive tapas; live music in abundance. 7016 Woodlake Commons Loop, 639-8099.
Friendly atmosphere and local cuisine. Come during the workday for a cup of coffee or on Wednesday for Hump Day, 5-9 p.m., for $3 bottled beers and $5 wine by the glass. Wine and beer dinners each month. 201 W. Seventh St., 527-2867.
THE FOREST RESTAURANT
Tight-packed sports bar with free wi-fi, daily specials and jukeboxes. Get there early and hit the bar after dinner. 5057 Forest Hill Ave., 233-1940.
LEGEND BREWING CO.
Weekly events including live music on Friday and Sunday. Large deck offers view of skyline. 321 W. Seventh St., 232-3446.
The Conestoga-wagon entrance is gone, but you still drink beer out of a mason jar under pictures of John Wayne. Karaoke on Friday and Saturday with enthusiastic regulars. 7017 Forest Hill Ave., 320-4276.
Fake wakes and sing-alongs make for a truly lively place; friendly Irish pub atmosphere with good prices. 4800 Forest Hill Ave., 233-1781.
PLAZA BOWL & DUCKPINS BOWLING
Live music on the weekends, DJ's and glow-in-the-dark bowling. 523 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799.
ROCK FALLS TAVERN
Darts and fresh pizza. Live music on weekends. New dart shop. 2813 Hathaway Road, 272-9470.
Weekly events including karaoke Friday and live music Saturday. Cheap American food; best known for seafood. 2805 Hathaway Road, 320-1218.
Live Music Thursday, reverse happy hour Sunday, Wednesday $5 for five beers. 11788 W. Broad St., 440-7301.
BARREL THIEF WINE SHOP & CAFE
Specializing in fine wine and cater events and wine tastings. Wine by the glass rotates frequently. 11747 West Broad St. in Short Pump, 364-0144; new location: 5805 Patterson Ave. at Libbie Avenue, 612-9232.
BREAKERS SPORTS GRILL
Arcade, darts, pool, lots of televisions. Rock and folk performed live most nights Tuesday-Sunday and a hopping singles scene. 101 Wadsworth Drive, 323-8034. Also: 9127 W. Broad St., 270-1461.
BUCKHEAD'S RESTAURANT & CHOPHOUSE
Dark wood, antlers, a massive wall of wine, thorough Scotch menu and truly lovely selection of meats invokes the inner Hemingway when you step up to the bar.
Coffeehouse and wine bar; live jazz Thursdays. 5811 Grove Ave., 285-0690.
Recently renovated space on the edge of Henrico County. Plasma-screen televisions, intimate booths, open-mic Monday. Specials every night. 7007 Three Chopt Road, 282-4232.
Family-style restaurant offers karaoke, poker, bands on Sundays draws an older crowd. 12385 Gayton Road, 754-1448.
DAVE & BUSTER'S
Chuck E. Cheese for adults. Happy hour with video games and a 60-minute power hour. 4001 Brownstone Blvd., 967-7399.
Family-friendly wine bar with 18 wines by the glass and many more by the bottle. Popular happy hour specials include half-price bottled beers, appetizers and rail drinks.
1308 Gaskins Road, 740-2525.
Frequent live performances pair with deals on beer and martinis. Gas-station setting. 10950 Nuckols Road, 934-0144.
Vietnamese karaoke. Extensive menu with flavors drawing from multiple cultures. Nice beer selection including Belgian varieties. 6004 W. Broad St., 288-8929.
Philly cheese steaks and frequent food and beer specials; a relaxed place to eat late with friends. 8908 Patterson Ave., 440-6656. Also 733 W. Cary St., 644-6676.
MOSAIC CAFA% AND CATERING
New bar. Specialty teas, mojitos and martinis. Sunday includes bloody firefly; a twist on the Long Island iced tea. 6229 River Road, 288-7482.
Visitors can counteract beer and wine with healthy wraps and entrees, many of them vegetarian. Tropical decor. 401 Libbie Ave., 285-3200.
PHILIP'S CONTINENTAL LOUNGE
Patio. University of Richmond hangout and West End favorite since the 1930s. Known for overflowing sandwiches and limeades. 5704 Grove Ave., 288-8687.
Nightly events including Kamikaze Karaoke, live music and Texas hold 'em competitions. Open seven days a week. Vintage televisions show sports. 3438 Pump Road, 364-9083.
RARE OLDE TIMES IRISH PUBLIC HOUSE
Performances or events every night. Also shuffleboard. It's Irish, so there will be whiskey. 10602 Patterson Ave., 750-1346.
Comfortable spot with an extensive wine selection and plenty of martinis. 10496 Ridgefield Parkway, 741-9900.
SHARKY'S BAR & BILLIARD
Outside patio. Live music on Wednesday. Pool, foosball, fish tanks and televisions. 4032-A Cox Road, 273-1888.
TAVERN AT TRIANGLE PARK
Family-friendly joint posts kids' art on the walls after they draw it in the restaurant. 7110 Patterson Ave., 282-8620.