10-17

Went out to this new sports bar called 10-17 tonight with a couple of friends. Small crowd tonight (not much sports going on I guess). Nice place, although I think it suffers a bit from poor location. It's tucked away in the Quadrangle Shopping Center next to the Piggly Wiggly on Skylark Drive (across from Citadel Mall).

Big comfy sofas in the front of the room, large spacious tables to gather around in the rest of the place. There are about 4 or 5 big flat screen TVs lining the walls to watch and dartboards and a shuffleboard to play on too. Plenty of board games to play while you're sipping a few brews or chowing down on some food. The menu is a mixture of standard bar grub and a few German dishes. Since Max & Moritz over in Mt P closed down earlier this year, 10-17's become about the only place I can think of where you can get decent German food. The two people from Germany that I was there with tonight didn't seem to object to the food, so I guess it must have been pretty decent by their standards. Prices are pretty reasonable too with most things in the $6-10 range.

Best of all, the whole place is smoke-free, so you can go there and spend a few hours hanging out without smelling like an ash tray when you leave.

Overall, it's kind of like the Map Room but with sports instead of music. A nice comfy place to go hang out with friends after work.