You know a place is good when the specials board lists the soup of the day as "tequila." However, the real discounts are seen in a popular happy hour that runs 3-6 pm with $4 beer, $5 well drinks, $6 wine, and half-off appetizers. The same deals run during any NFL or Golden Knights game. Open 24 hours a day, Al's Garage doesn't have a cool roll-up door, but is an engaging circular room, wrapped in large television screens that play music videos when a game isn't on. The menu has all-day breakfast, some interesting cocktails (like the Irish Exit, combining Irish whiskey, vanilla liqueur, Frangelico, and Guinness in a beer glass), and plenty of food, including sliders with grass-fed beef patties, an overloaded sampler plate of appetizers, and Thursday's $19 sirloin and shrimp dinner. Finish it off with the Dickel Pickle—a house shot of whiskey, pickle juice, and Tabasco.
How to book: Just walk in and grab a seat. If the bar is full, try John Cutter Tavern, a slightly more formal restaurant next door that's under the same ownership and more about steaks than sports.