Where: 211 Elm St
Why: In 1973, when three brothers turned their garage into a game room housing some of America’s first Foosball tables, they didn’t take into account how much everyone else would love Foosball. Once that became apparent, they opened up to the public, and Winner’s Circle was born. Over 40 years, they’ve continued to expand to meet their patrons’ needs, adding an atrium, skybox, and more… all from the bones of that garage.
Awesome Fact: If you want a tall glass of healthiness, the Winner’s Circle has a 450-member running club.
Where: 804 Chestnut St Ste D
San Marcos, TX
Why: Right across the street from Texas State University (aka "Texas Methodist University" if you're a Friday Night Lights fan), all you need to know about Treff's relationship with its customers can be summed up by this masterful tweet: "It's okay, your kind is welcome here". So it makes sense that the nearly 20yr-old joint is the San Marcos outpost for "Geeks Who Drink", a national organization of hardcore pub quizzers whose own motto is, "Join the revolution, wiseass".
Awesome Fact: Their Bloody Mary includes more produce than a supermarket.