Laurie's Lounge: very quiet
If you are looking for a quiet place where you can sit and contemplate your navel and have a couple of drinks, then this is the place. A simple neighborhood bar and grill (mostly bar at night) which doesn't look like much from the outside but is peaceful and comfortable inside.
No loud music, no rowdy crowds, just a friendly bar tender who will chat about anything.
They even have an old puck-bowling game if you get bored. The other people in the place are just mostly local regulars.
The perfect place to unwind after a long day of travel.
They do have a very small dining area that is open from 4pm-7pm. And you can get finger foods at the bar (including sandwiches).
Sorry to report that when we drove by Laurie's the other day it now is permanently closed. We knew the owner was ill and it seems the family has abondoned the business.
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The Penny Arcade: TPA... The Penny Arcade... place to be
Live Bands every night (three or more nightly), since the 1970's.
Mostly local talent but with a few headliners thrown in to keep people coming back.
The venue has changed over the years: started as a place to do what is now known as karaoke and local wanna-bes; then there was a period of family oriented bands; now it is kickin' groups for the early twenties crowd.
They have a forty-foot bar (so get your I.D. handy 'cause they WILL check). Great stage and lighting and sound system (where are my ear plugs?). They have large monitors so you can see everthing from anywhere in the place.
Dress Code: Go casual.... no ties allowed!
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