This is the first installment of the Source Weekly's new "Lounge Lizard" column in which our intrepid writers set out in search of a nearly lost art form: The Classic Cocktail Lounge. Trust us, they are here among the microbreweries, sports bars and dance clubs. You just have to look to find them. Know a place that serves a good drink to customers seated in upholstered leather with candles on the tables? Drop us a line and we'll check it out. Cheers.
Gone are the days of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin swilling whiskey at a bar from noon until
The bar food, too, evokes Rat Pack-era favorites, with chicken fettuccini ($7.25), French onion soup ($2.95/cup) and calamari ($7.25) highlighting the menu. And it's not a gimmick - these dishes are what chef/owner Kayo Oakley does best. And with happy hour items topping off at $5.95, you can channel Sinatra without breaking the bank.
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The Marilyn Room at Kayo's Dinner House
413 NE Third Street Mon-Sat, 4 - 11 p.m.