Food & Drink

Locals

Living the club life is great for a while, until you realize they weren't talking about the one that gives you a new collectible plate every month, with shipping already included, and you have to wear tight pants. For a bar from a similarly fed up dude, hit Locals.

Just now open, Locals is a super-casual "sports bar with great food", with a 40-foot bar, exposed-brick walls, and a monstrous L-shaped banquette, all from a guy who's opened a slew of nightclubs in Europe and used to manage Villa, but has taken it down a notch for Locals, 'cause a man can only sleep with so many models before yearning to feed fat guys. The menu's composed of all-fresh pub grub, with nothing frozen and most stuff organic and locally-sourced; mouth-watering options include Halibut fish 'n chips w/ homemade tartar sauce & fries, the "Cheesy Burger" (stuffed w/ mozzarella and topped with sauteed onions and mushrooms), and a fried chili cheese dog, which Randy Jackson would be more than happy to tell you is a fried chili cheese dog, dog. As far as drinks, there's a full bar, with eight usual suspect bottled beers as well as a specialty-drink menu with concoctions like the Bacardi Coco/Amaretto/pineapple juice "Pineapple Upside Down Cake", the "Mexican Mojito" (Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice, mint leaves, sugar, and seltzer), and the Island, which features Seven Tiki spiced rum, sour, apple juice, simple syrup, and is sure to make Ewan McGregor & Scarlett Johansson run around aimlessly.

As far as sporting goes, they've got five flatscreens (but'll have 10 by next week), and are soon going to have a pool table, dartboards, karaoke night, and signed-merch giveaways during big games -- something living the club life got you accustomed to, since the Franklin Mint has the artist sign them thangs.