706 Washington Avenue
What is it? An unpretentious neighborhood hang with a good balance of high and low brow; house-infused cocktails and craft beers meet mini frozen pizza and the house’s $3 “706 Economy line.”
Why we love it: Pinball! Fun daily specials and events, like $3 bloodies and sangria on Sundays, pick-your-special Friday nights, and Wednesday night trivia (winner gets a $50 bar tab).
Who to bring: Pinball wizards you may know, your most easygoing pals, a crush you want to spend some casual one-on-one time with.
What to order: One of the revolving craft beers on tap, like the Sierra Nevada Torpedo ($6), or the “Brooklyn cocktail” made with jalapeno-infused bourbon, sweet vermouth and bitters ($9).
Fun fact: The backdrop that reads ‘Other beers just aren’t Lucky’ in large print is taken from a 60’s era billboard for vintage Lucky Lager Brewing Company…but in this case, of course, the ‘lucky’ refers to the beers you’ll drink at 706.—Kate Mooney