And even in prime months, you generally know what to expect from your local sports dive, and you're fine with that.
Prepare to be surprised by Coffee Table Lounge, a surreal new genre-defier that's now open in Eagle Rock.
Upon entrance, your eyes will take a moment to adjust to the surroundings—purple walls, red stools and oversized blue booths with tubular backs resembling goalpost covers. Towering over it all, in addition to a couple of regulation flat-screens, is an 8-by-12-foot screen to remind you that you are, in fact, here to see the game. But not before you inspect the glass-doored coolers behind the bar—the place used to be a liquor store—to select from over 100unique beers like Brother Thelonius and Moylan's Kilt Lifter.
If purple-encased sport-fandom makes you hungry (and how could it not), try a pair of Tuscan-Style Tacos with some Parmesan and Basil Fries. Come summer, you'll be able to escape to a hidden, walled-in rear patio at the end of the hall shared with Coffee Table Bistro next door.
Because sunlight and sports bars can go together.