America loves its novelty items — from novelty t-shirts to office supplies, the options are endless. There are even plenty of novelty restaurants you can visit when the mood — and the hunger — strikes.
From coast to coast, these colorfully themed restaurants and wild watering holes offer up heaping helpings of quirkiness, alongside some truly creative meals and libations. Here’s what to order at each and how to save money on delicious eats across the U.S.
Alabama — Rattlesnake Saloon
The Foster family has owned the plot of land in Tuscumbia, Ala., that Rattlesnake Saloon rests on for over 100 years, but it wasn’t until 2009 that Danny and William Gordon Foster constructed a bar to complement their historic lodge. Rattlesnake Saloon resides under a striking rocky outcropping, complete with dramatic waterfalls framing its swinging doors.
Its authentic Old West styling puts you in the mood for a gunfight, but keep your six shooters at home and opt for The Duke, a $10 Black Aangus burger topped with bacon and “snake eyes” (also known as jalapeno slices).
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Alaska — Aurora Ice Museum
You might not think of martinis when you think of museums, but the Aurora Ice Museum does things a little differently. This year-round destination features more than 1,000 tons of ice and snow, shaped into eye-catching, neon-lit sculptures, which you can tour for $15. Kick in another $15, and you can top your tour off with an appletini served in a martini glass carved from pure ice. Whether shaken or stirred, it’s definitely ice-cold. Alaska is just one of many winter wonderlands that’s worth your money to visit.
Arizona — The Duce
The Duce in Phoenix embraces all things retro. While the theme is mostly Prohibition Era — complete with a jazz-themed bar and drugstore soda fountain modeled after early 1900s Chicago — the outdoor food camper, yard games and high-school gym all evoke the early ’60s. Sidle up to the camper and order a PBR boiled peel-n-shrimp served in a jar for $12 to really get into the backyard vibe. Just don’t forget to pair it with a summery Duce Lemonade, featuring house-made ‘ade, organic vodka and strawberry garnish.
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Arkansas — Flying Fish
Remember Big Mouth Billy Bass, that motion-activated singing fish from the early 2000s? Well, the Flying Fish restaurants in Little Rock and Bentonville sure do. Not only do they bring the Texas-style seafood — we recommend trying the catfish, shrimp, oysters, slaw and hushpuppies together in the $20.99 Hog Wallow Fry — but they’re also probably the only restaurants in the world to boast Billy Bass Adoption Walls, decked out in dozens of crooning electronic fish. In fact, if you donate a Billy, you get a free basket of catfish.
California — Opaque
Leave it to California to go high concept with its theme restaurants. You’ll need reservations to visit this Los Angeles pop-up, which offers a full-on “Dining in the Dark” experience. For two hours, you’ll be in a pitch-black environment, helped along by blind or visually impaired staff, as you focus fully on experiencing the taste and aroma of your menu.
The experience costs $99 and includes your choice of appetizer, entree and dessert from options like seared Atlantic salmon, sun-dried tomato pesto rigatoni and mango panna cotta.
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Colorado — The Airplane Restaurant
The Airplane Restaurant in Colorado Springs is exactly what it sounds like — a restaurant inside an airplane. In fact, you’ll be dining in a grounded Boeing KC-97, one of the largest piston aircraft ever manufactured by the company. The inside of the restaurant feels like a retro diner complete with a 1950s-style bar, so keep things simple with a corned beef Rueben von Crashed sandwich on rye for $10.99. But don’t take off until you’ve had a Canadian Bomber, made with Southern Comfort, Yukon Jack, apricot brandy and citrus juice, for $7.99.
Connecticut — Dinners at the Farm
At the Barberry Hill Farm in Madison or the White Gate Farm in East Lyme, you’ll have a unique view of the food you’re eating as it grows fresh in the fields. At $125 for dinner and drinks, the price is steep, but it’s for a good cause. Every year, Dinners at the Farm donates $20,000 to local schools and farms. The menu is just as spontaneous as it is fresh, but past years’ meals have included zucchini and onion risotto with lemon thyme and blossoms, followed by caramelized peaches stuffed with ricotta and almonds for dessert.
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Delaware — Oddity Bar
Wilmington’s Oddity Bar dubs itself “the area’s most uniquely entertaining bar and live event venue where creativity and diversity thrives.” Game nights with Cards Against Humanity and Oddball Bingo keep the good times rolling, but this craft-beer-focused dive has a rough-and-tumble vintage tone that comes alive every Thursday for Rockabilly Nights, featuring live music for a cover charge of just $5.
Florida — Murder Mystery Dinner Train
No need to take one of the most beautiful train rides in the world when you can just hop on the Murder Mystery Train in Fort Myers. Costing about $80 per person, this “unique dining experience” packs a live murder mystery show, appetizers, entrees and dessert into a 3.5-hour train ride across the Caloosahatchee River. Entrees vary, but some staples include the Private Eye Prime Rib with rosemary au jus and the Super Sleuth Salmon with a ginger teriyaki glaze. Though drinks aren’t included in the ticket price, it’s hard to pass up the Amaretto sour-esque Assassin’s Deed for $7.50.
Georgia — Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium
This Atlanta classic is an altar to kitsch, featuring black velvet paintings (including the holy trifecta of Elvis, Martin Luther King and Jesus). Known to the locals as just plain “Church,” this pop art temple keeps it real with $4 PBR tall boys and $3 bottles of Miller Light. When it comes to letting your inner weirdness out, Louisa’s truly is the Champagne of Bars.
Hawaii — Rainbow Drive-In
Next time you’re in Honolulu, skip the luau in favor of something unexpected. Around for more than 50 years and serving what it calls the “cheapest and best” plate lunches in Hawaii, the Rainbow Drive-In feels like a mid-century time capsule from the American Midwest.
That doesn’t mean Rainbow is without Hawaiian flare, though. Try the Mix Plate featuring BBQ beef, boneless chicken, two scoops of rice, slaw and some local ono fish for just $9.75.
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Idaho — Bacon
At Bacon, the food is the theme, and that food is — wait for it — bacon. In fact, five kinds of bacon, including chile-sugar Berryhill, Spicy Hot, herb-infused Kurobuta, sweet Candied and Maple Rosemary grace the menu. You can sample all of them with Bacon Shots for $10, or go hog wild with bacon biscuit sandwiches, bacon lasagna with chevre bechamel or bacon meatballs. Pair your meal with a signature Bacon Bloody Mary, which you can sip for $5 during Bacon Later hours from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Need more bacon in your life? Consider these crazy bacon-themed items costing less than $30.
Illinois — Chicago Sweatlodge
Okay, maybe “food” and “sweatlodge” aren’t concepts that go hand-in-hand, but the Chicago Sweatlodge somehow pulls it off by offering both European and American comfort dishes after your sauna time, pool plunge or massage session. The entry fee for the saunas and pools is $32, and you can nosh on sausage with cheddar pierogies for $13.95 without changing out of your robe.
Indiana — The Rathskeller
The Rathskeller pitches itself as “Bavarian flair in Downtown Indy,” and that description couldn’t be more accurate. Take one step inside the 19th-century, Athenaeum-style building, and you’ll be transported to Deutschland. More than 60 beers fill out the menu and spill into the outdoor Biergarten, so it’s probably a good idea to pair your marinated, currant-tinged Sauerbraten ($24.95) with a frothy, mellow Erdinger Hefe Weissbier brew.
Iowa — Zombie Burger
Boasting five Iowa locations, Zombie Burger can’t protect you from the zombie apocalypse, but it can fill your belly with its (sometimes spiked) shakes and burgers made with a house-style, three-cut beef blend. Among the “post-apocalyptic-chic” menu items is the $7.49 Dead Moines burger, featuring gouda, prosciutto, ham and truffle mayo.
Alternatively, accept your undead fate and go out happy with a Zombie Joe shake, featuring vanilla ice cream and Jet Fuel coffee syrup for $5.25, or $8.25 spiked.
Kansas — Hillsdale Bank Bar B.Q.
Sure, a barbecue joint isn’t the craziest choice for a themed restaurant in Kansas, but this particular restaurant is housed in a historic bank building that dates back to 1906. And if that’s not enough to make you feel like you’re about to head out on a heist worthy of Dillinger, you can opt to sit in the authentic, attached railroad caboose for a more Jesse James vibe.
Theme or no theme, you can’t go wrong with a Final Four sandwich, heaped with quadruple meat and award-winning barbecue sauce for $5.95. If you’re inspired to cook more at home, learn how Emeril Lagasse and Other Chefs prepare expensive cuts of meat.
Kentucky — Suplex Tacos
You might be in Ashland, Ky., but forget about fried chicken and mint juleps, because the theme at Suplex Tacos is just too good to pass up. Salsa prepared from scratch, breakfast burritos and juicy carne asada are always great, but they’re even more delicious when served up by masked luchadores.
Try the $4.79 El Heavyweight Breakfast Burrito crammed with chorizo, sour cream, beans, cheese, eggs, salsa fresca and french fries.
Louisiana — Carousel Bar & Lounge
Plenty of bar themes aim to capture a sense of fun, but few go so far as the Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleon in New Orleans. As the name implies, this 25-seat bar is a straight-up revolving merry-go-round, decked out with all the lights, sounds and circus animals you’d expect. Don’t get too dizzy as you sip on a classic, 1800s-inspired Pimm’s Cup cocktail with Pimm’s No. 1, strawberry, cucumber, lemon juice and simple syrup for $12.
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Maine — Palace Diner
Dating back to 1927 and residing in one of the two remaining Pollard train cars in the U.S., Palace Diner might as well be a fully operational time machine. Reopened and revitalized in 2014, the Palace keeps things classic with its Palais Royale double burger and fries for $14 or the whole breast of fried chicken with cabbage slaw and jalapenos for $16. For lighter days, catch up with a friend over Brown Butter Banana Bread and a cup of Joe for an old-fashioned total of $6.50.
Maryland — Seacrets
Lest we forget that Maryland has a hopping beach scene, Ocean City is the self-proclaimed Jamaica of the United States. At Seacrets, that throwback beachy theme is as loud as the live music — played on the beach, pier and tiki stages. A pound of mussels steamed and served with garlic wine butter comes fresh from Prince Edward Island for $9.99 at the raw bar. Wash the meal down with a rum-drenched, guava-infused Seacrets Sunset.
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Massachusetts — Fife and Drum
Prison-themed restaurants might not top your list of places to visit, but this one is well worth the trip. At the Northeastern Correctional Center in West Concord, Mass., a fully fledged culinary program preps inmates for re-entry into productive society, and diners get to reap some rewards along the way, too. A few days a week at this minimum-security prison, you can feast on everything from cranberry-and-apple-stuffed chicken breast to blueberry peach tartlet.
Michigan — Bavarian Inn
Fried chicken definitely didn’t originate in Bavaria, but the restaurant at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth, Mich., might make you believe otherwise. Nestled among 13 acres of riverfront, wooden bridges, horse-drawn carriages and a German-inspired Glockenspiel, the inn evokes old-school European style, but the dining is a Euro-American fusion. You can’t leave without trying the famous Frankenmuth Chicken, served family-style with an all-you-can-eat buffet for $23.99 per person.
Minnesota — Betty Danger’s Country Club
Tucked away in the Northeast Arts District of Minneapolis, Betty Danger’s Country Club has a theme all its own. Amid uber-kitschy trappings, Betty’s serves up handcrafted cocktails and Tex-Mex eats. Top off Bunny’s signature recipe guacamole and beef and pepper Danger Dillas with a Dartmouth Margarita, featuring Reposado tequila, Fresno peppers and fresh cucumber for $10.
Mississippi — The Apothecary at Brent’s Drugs
In Jackson, step back into a simpler time of friendly pharmacists and prescriptions made by hand with a mortar and pestle at the Apothecary. Instead of a soda fountain, you’ll find a bar bursting with inventive craft cocktails like the Pink Phosphorescent, featuring gin, grapefruit and old-school acid phosphate (a soda fountain staple) for $10. The next morning, sober up with these cheap hangover cures.
If you have a serious sweet tooth, try the $13 Vanilla Argentina float, which infuses sugar-cane Coke with rum, Fernet-Branca and vanilla ice cream.
Missouri — Beatnik Bob’s Broken Record Cafe
Despite its title, St. Louis’ City Museum is more of a manic playground than a collection of dry exhibits. Brilliantly cobbled together by Bob Cassilly and 20 other artisans, the City Museum’s frenetic found-object collection even boasts two abandoned planes.
Located in the Museum of Mirth, Mystery and Mayhem area (which should give you some idea of what to expect at the restaurant), Beatnik Bob’s Broken Record Cafe offers music, coffee and drinks amid eclectic decor. Admission to the City Museum is $12, and drink specials at Bob’s start at $5.
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Montana — Sip ‘n Dip Lounge
When it comes to picking a theme and running with it, Sip ‘n Dip Lounge at the O’Haire Motor Inn doesn’t mess around. Sip ‘n Dip doesn’t just dip its toes into the mid-century tiki vibe; it dives in head-first, offering up live mermaids (and other divers) swimming in the tank behind the bar.
You might even catch a fish lady on the ground at the Mermaid Brunch with Blue Mermosas for $18.95, or you can enjoy well drinks at a very mid-century price of $2 during happy hour.
Nebraska — Brother Sebastian’s Steak House and Winery
You might be in Omaha in 2017, but Brother Sebastian’s is sure to make you feel like you’re dining in an old-world California monastery, right down to the red bricks, stained glass and rows of antique books. Waiters in full monk dress dish out USDA Choice Angus steaks at the place MSN named one of the top 50 steakhouses in the U.S. in 2015. Get a taste without breaking the bank by sampling the French dip sandwich with au jus made from Sebastian’s prime rib for $10.95. Later, learn how to cook a perfect steak at home without the restaurant price tag.
Nevada — Heart Attack Grill
Like Las Vegas itself, the Heart Attack Grill is known for unadulterated outrageousness. As a “patient,” you’ll order your “prescription” from a “nurse” who will publicly spank you if you don’t finish your meal. And finishing might be a problem, as the menu includes the Quadruple Bypass Burger — named the world’s most calorific burger by Guinness — along with Butterfat Milkshakes, Flatliner Fries and even no-filter Lucky Strike cigarettes.
Burgers range from about $8 to $20, depending on whether you opt for one or eight patties. If you survive the experience, head down to the Strip and walk off some calories. Make sure to learn the Vegas vacation secrets only insiders know, first.
New Hampshire — Chunky’s Cinema
With four locations throughout New Hampshire, Chunky’s takes the concept of “dinner and a movie” to new heights. As you sit back in your leather recliner to watch the latest releases, treat yourself to a few brews and some indulgent pub food. Punny, movie-based titles are the name of the game here; our favorite menu items are the bacon and chicken Shaun of the Flatbread Pizza ($10.99), the You’ve Got Kale veggie burger with sun-dried tomato aioli spread ($9.99) and the BBQ Jurassic Pork Tacos with cilantro-lime coleslaw ($9.99).
New Jersey — Martell’s Tiki Bar
You can’t compile a list of themed bars without including a good old-fashioned tiki bar, even if that tiki bar is inexplicably located in New Jersey. At Point Pleasant Beach, Martell’s Tiki Bar not only brings the ocean views and live music, but it also does what tiki bars do best: stack the menu with super boozy, mega-sweet tropical drinks. The Banana Monkey, for example, mixes Kahlua with banana liqueur and sweet cream for just $7.25.
New Mexico — The Love Apple
The Love Apple of Taos, N.M., keeps its theme simple and wholesome by focusing on local and organic home cooking. The fact that all this artisan dining happens in an authentic Catholic chapel from the 1800s pushes things over the edge, however. The menu is ever-changing, but past dishes include homemade baked tamales with Oaxacan-style mole for $17 and truffle oil-drizzled grilled asparagus with locally farmed oyster mushrooms for $12.
New York — Ninja
New York City isn’t really known for its ninjas — unless you sneak into Haruo Yazaki’s restaurant on Hudson Street. Among the dark corners and hanging lanterns of feudal-era Japan, black-clad ninjas serve up modern Japanese food with a full-on interactive performance at your table (if you’re lucky, you might even catch a ninja magician lurking around the premises). Our food ninjas recommend the Mango Salmon Roll with avocado rice paper, mango chili and eel sauce for $15.
North Carolina — Tiger Mountain Thirst Parlour
Why go to a bar when you can visit a thirst parlor? That’s the question Tiger Mountain in Asheville, N.C., seeks to answer. An excess of vintage decor, 1960s artwork and red-hued chintz lamps make this neighborhood staple feel like it belongs in a David Lynch movie, but plenty of live local bands keep the vibe from getting too creepy. The drinks are cheap, and the atmosphere is comfortably divey. To drink like a local, try a Pickleback and chase your shot of whiskey with cold pickle juice.
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North Dakota — Space Aliens Grill & Bar
No, you’re not in Roswell; you’re in Fargo (or Bismarck), N.D., at Space Aliens Grill & Bar. An overriding sci-fi theme of flying saucers and extraterrestrials encompasses Space Aliens’ combination of games and guilty pleasure bites. Apparently, aliens really like pub food, so be like E.T. and nab some tangy deep-fried pickle slices for $7.99, or go family-style on a pork, ham and pickle Cuban pizza for $4 more.
Ohio — 16-Bit
The combined thirst for booze and nostalgia is quickly making barcades an urban fixture, but nobody brings the deals or the selection quite like 16-Bit in Cincinnati. This nerdy paradise rocks more than 50 arcade games, ranging from classics like Donkey Kong and Ms. Pac-Man to wonderfully absurd cult classics like Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker. And all games are free as long as you’re drinking.
Check out pop-culture cocktails like the Slim Jim-garnished Macho Man or the Carrie Fisher with Bacardi and purple rock candy.
Oklahoma — The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show
With its colorful selection of casinos and sequin-covered live shows, Oklahoma is kind of like the Vegas of the plains. It makes a weird sort of sense, then, that the Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show of Oklahoma City offers the classic combo of an interactive murder mystery play and restaurant dining. Tickets run about $60 and include hors-d’oeuvres, a seasonal salad, a chicken, veggie or fish entree and cheesecake for dessert.
Oregon — The Lovecraft
You totally didn’t know that you wanted to have drinks with Cthulhu until now. Luckily, this gothic Portland bar is happy to oblige. When DJs and live bands are filling the space with industrial and metal music, you can take a break from the usual cocktail menu and indulge in an assortment of teas for just $3 per pot. If all that existential terror has you feeling peckish, the spicy $7 Hail Chic’n Seitan on a Ciabatta roll is worth it for the pun alone.
Pennsylvania — The Catacombs
Speaking of Lovecraft, he’d probably feel right at home at the Catacombs Restaurant a few stories below the surface of Bube’s Brewery in Mount Joy, Pa. The entrees are as cool as the candlelit setting, including favorites like pasta sherry cream over linguine for $23 or Belgian beer-braised short ribs for $31. If you’d rather feast on adrenaline, the Catacombs also hosts live escape room events with tickets starting at $24.99.
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Rhode Island — Ogie’s Trailer Park
At Ogie’s Trailer Park in Providence, it’s always summertime, and the party’s always rambling on. Outside, barbecue eats are served from a vintage camper facade facing a patio of groovy lawn furniture; inside, tiki style meets lounge decor for an entirely different vibe. At Granny Boo’s trailer, soak up your cocktails with char-grilled bratwurst and horseradish cream for $8 or munch on a grilled PB&J with marshmallow fluff and flambe banana for the same price. Come back for all-day Bloody Marys, $2 bottomless coffee and jalapeno cheddar grits at Trailer Park Brunch every Sunday. Brunch is great at Ogie’s, just like it is at these extravagant brunch offerings in every state.
South Carolina — Circa 1886
If you’re a “Gone with the Wind” fan, Circa 1886 in Charleston has you covered. The plantation-style setting is fancy window dressing for a foodie-approved menu, which was responsible for 1886 taking the 13th spot in the Best Fine Dining Restaurants category for TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards. On the rotating seasonal menu, you might find authentic, Southern-inspired main courses such as cornmeal crusted lamb loin with spinach bechamel for $32 or the Broken Arrow Antelope with smoked blackberry sauce and vanilla bourbon baked beans for $35.
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South Dakota — Sickies Garage
Sickies Garage keeps the vibe homey and the deals rolling. You’ll feel like you’re watching your buddies take an engine apart while sipping brews in the garage at this automotive-themed burger joint with locations throughout South Dakota. The menu excels at burgers, brews and shakes, and every Tuesday is Trivia Night.
Tennessee — Greenhouse Bar
Anyone who’s had a picnic knows that food always tastes better outside, and anyone who’s been to Nashville’s Greenhouse Bar knows that the same is true for cocktails. Located in an actual, functioning greenhouse, this bar collects many of its concoctions’ fresh ingredients on site. For $11, take in the clean air and choose from a menu of house cocktails like the Greenhouse Old Fashioned or Tipsy Tea, a distinctly Southern blend of house-made mint fruit tea and Tito’s vodka.
Texas — Harvey Washbangers
A community staple in the university town of College Station, Texas, Harvey Washbangers is the only place in the world where doing laundry is fun. That’s because while 80 high-efficiency machines are taking care of your socks, you’ll be taking care of some unashamedly indulgent burgers and dogs. The self-explanatory jalapeno cream cheeseburger can be had for $8.69, but the ‘Merika dawg — packed with bacon, charred scallion cream cheese and grilled jalapenos for $9.49 — will have you staying for a second wash cycle.
Utah — The Yurt at Solitude
Plop down $135, and you’re in for an excursion that’s part Indiana Jones-style adventure, part fine-dining experience. After strapping on your snowshoes and trekking through a mile of sparkling snow and lantern-lit forest, you’ll come to a solitary Mongolian yurt manned by local chefs prepping a four-course dinner. It all goes down at Solitude Mountain Resort in Solitude, Utah.
Vermont: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Shop
Vermont is known for three things: Bernie Sanders, maple syrup and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. We can’t make any promises about the first two, but if you can manage to get to Rutland or Manchester, we can promise you gobs of good ice cream.
As a bonus, the Rutland location is the place where the eponymous duo first scooped up their frozen treats. If you don’t get your fill with famous flavors like Chunky Monkey and Cherry Garcia, take home an ice cream cake from $19.95. If you really fall in love with Ben & Jerry’s, open up a franchise in your hometown.
Virginia — GWARbar
Richmond’s GWARbar takes the title of the weirdest bar theme on this list, hands down. A tribute to the over-the-top metal band whose members dress like demons and spray gore all over the stage, GWARbar has the karaoke, game nights and ESPN of your local sports bar mixed with horror film screenings and the occasional fake blood on the wall. The menu is all about creative comfort food, with selections like the $9 duck confit Chicken McDuckets with GWARBQ sauce and Buffalo Poutine with duck, pork or seitan for $10 leading the pack.
Washington — Bors Hede Inne
The Bors Hede Inne likes to throw it back. Like way, way back to the 14th century. Part of the Camlann Medieval Village — which has a $5 admission price — Bors Hede is the perfect respite from all those candle-making, blacksmithing and archery demonstrations. Sip on mead for $5.52 per glass, or decipher ye olde English menu with motoun camelyne and saumon en tens de nois as part of your two-course meal for $18.42. Hint: That means roast lamb in cameline sauce and salmon with hazelnut sauce.
Washington, DC — Church and State
Not one to be left out of the fun, the nation’s capital represents in the themed bar bracket with a distinctly D.C.-style craft cocktail bar. The “church” bit refers to the pews you’ll sit in and the stained glass trimmings that make this venue feel like a confessional booth. The “state” proudly references the fact that every bottle on the menu comes from the United States or its territories. Go all-American with an Old Fashioned featuring Four Roses bourbon for $11.
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West Virginia — Hillbilly Hot Dogs
Hillbilly Hot Dogs makes the idea of munching on brats in a redneck junkyard sound pretty appealing. Okay, so it’s not really a junkyard — it’s just a cartoonishly rendered version of the deep, honky-tonkin’ South complete with a fully legal Weenie Weddin’ Chapel.
If you’d rather just snack on a hotdog, Chuck’s Junkyard Dog goes all out with the regular fixings, plus coleslaw, sauerkraut, nacho cheese, jalapenos and barbecue sauce. That’s a lot of dog for $3.59, but you’ve got about two dozen more varieties to choose from if you don’t want to put a ring on it just yet.
Wisconsin — SafeHouse
Lot of themed bars and restaurants make you feel like you’re in a certain place or era, but Milwaukee’s SafeHouse makes you feel like you’re a different person. And that person just so happens to be a suave, James Bond-level secret agent.
First, you’ll have to figure out the bar’s secret location. And before you can enter, you’ll need to know the password, so check out the website for a hint. Once you infiltrate the premises, you can stay awake for the mission with a Spy Jolt spiked coffee — sneakily hidden under a waffle — for $10. If you’re more of a femme fatale, you might prefer a Stiletto with raspberry vodka, champagne and raspberries for $7.
Wyoming — Million Dollar Cowboy Bar
Wyoming does cowboys well, and like your pop always said, if you’re good at something, never do it for free. So, let’s indulge the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole by dropping $13 on its Rocky Mountain oysters, a local delicacy.
You’re going to need the energy as you boot-scoot among the knotted pine decor, Western memorabilia and animal mounts while sipping on spirits from a barstool topped with an actual leather horse saddle. And if you’re really having a million-dollar night, a country legend might just take the stage that’s belonged to icons like Tanya Tucker and Willie Nelson.