Food & Drink

The craziest opening since Prohibition

Replacing a big, crappy club isn't easy -- you totally need those things when you're about to play 18! Filling the former Spin place with something significantly more grown-up: The Pourhouse.The Pourhouse retains Spin's 12000sqft but changes pretty much everything else, blending a Prohibition theme (moonshine barrels everywhere, jail cell bathrooms, a bookcase that opens to a hallway leading to a "Hooch Room") with a modern sports/ party bar, replete with a stage for DJs and live acts, graffiti murals, 20-plus TVs, and a 24ft HD projection screen that makes for "the best viewing experience for sports in the Upper Midwest". Eats include jalapeño peach & sweet chili/ ghost pepper wings (plus a 12-wing challenge w/ "suicide sauce", and no milk allowed); massive sammies like the "Warren Sapp Burger" (topped w/ a fried egg, hash browns & molasses-glazed pepper bacon); and most insanely, a build-your-own 2ft hot dog. Six bars serve beers galore (from Surly Bender to Brooklyn Summer) alongside cheekily named, party-hearty cocktails like the "Sh*t Show Margarita", which mixes one part tequila and strawberry schnapps with two parts The Big Bang Theory.Secret bookcase hooch-rooms not secret enough for you? Then check out the hidden patio in their enclosed side alley/ garage, complete with outdoor seating and games like cornhole, Jacob's Ladder, and a German nail-driving pastime called "Hammerschlagen", aka what you'd have to be to enjoy time at a club full of 18yr-olds.