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  • The Country Place Bar & Grill

    3618 E. Columbia Ave. Spokane - North

    509-484-6707

    Looking for a random, boozy romp off the beaten path? Jackpot. This is a cute-looking house-turned-bar in the middle of a dirt parking lot in the East Hillyard industrial area. Check out the plethora of dog pictures and isms adorning the walls. Then avail yourself of digital bowling, a candy dispenser, pool and one giant-ass TV. (BT)
  • Crickets Restaurant & Oyster Bar

    424 E. Sherman Ave. Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls

    208-765-1990

    Cricket’s has stood the test of time on Coeur d’Alene’s mercurial Sherman Avenue. Maybe it’s because Cricket’s is the only game in town for oysters. Or maybe it’s their vast menu that spans from build-your-own pizzas to steaks and sandwiches. Or maybe it’s their prime people-watching location, right smack on the avenue. Whatever it is, it’s working. (July 2013)
  • Cruisers

    6105 W. Seltice Way Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls

    208-773-4706

    Drinking and driving don't mix, but you don't have to do either to have a blast at Cruiser's, which is more than just a biker bar. But if you do drink, they have a full bar and plenty of chow to keep your motor runnin' all night long. (Try their cheeseburgers.) Watch your step, though, in the summer, when bikers ride through the bar. (CS)
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  • Cum Inn

    18221 E. Corbin Rd. Spokane Valley

    509-924-6762

    Premature jocularity may lead one to write off Cum Inn for its name alone, but those that give it a shot (instead of pulling out) will find loads of charm inside. Small, clean and comfortably lit, it feels like having a drink at the home of a well-stocked friend, with tidy clutter behind the bar, picnic fare munchies and cheap beer ($1.75 PBR!!!). (CD)
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  • Curley's

    26433 W. Hwy. 53, Hauser Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls

    208-773-5816, 208-777-6896

    One of the few North Idaho honky-tonks where you can still buy cheap beer, play some pool and do the weekend white-man's-overbite to classic rock (if you can stand cigarette smoke). The ranch pizza and pitcher of red beer is a perfect combo. The decor is still cowboy collectibles inside and a "frontier museum" outside, with saloon stylings, waterwheels and old cars. (January 2013)
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  • Dave's Bar & Grill

    12124 E. Sprague Spokane Valley

    509-926-9640

    With wood-panel walls and old diner chairs, this place isn’t fancified, but the food is good, portions are large, and prices are dirt-cheap. (JF)
  • Downriver Grill

    3315 W. Northwest Blvd. Spokane - North

    509-323-1600

    Since its inception in 2003, Downriver Grill has gained a hard-core following of foodie regulars. Whether you want to go comfort food (butternut squash mac and cheese gratin $15), Italian (puttanesca, $15), gluten-free (shrimp bisque, $5), or vegan (coriander-crusted tofu, $16), there’s a little something to keep you coming back. (July 2013)
  • Dragon Garden

    4824 E. Sprague Ave. Spokane Valley

    509-533-9001

    Without a doubt the brightest Asian restaurant lounge we’ve ever been in, Dragon Garden is huge and has a gorgeous, panoramic view of East Sprague. The interior feels a bit spartan, especially when everyone else has left the bar (bartender included), though the indoor-outdoor carpet is well maintained and gives the feel of a Ramada mezzanine. (LB)
  • Eichardt's

    212 Cedar St. Sandpoint

    208-263-4005

    One of Sandpoint’s best spots for live music and good beer, Eichardt’s has a steady stream of musicians playing blues, honky-tonk or jam band fare, while the taps are updated constantly with new micro and craft brews. The clientele is decidedly athletic — mountain bikers, skiers, snowboarders and other such adventurers — so don’t expect chili fries and football. (July 2013)
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  • El Que

    141 S. Cannon St. Spokane - Downtown

    509-624-5412

    Don't be fooled by the crosses, Catholic saint candles and sometimes-creepy pictures of the Virgin Mary, because this is a tequila bar. The intimate brick nook, attached to the back of The Elk in Browne’s Addition, serves hand-held Mexican food, Mexican beer and unique bottles of liquor. Enjoy a tall boy Pabst Blue Ribbon or a shot of ghost-pepper tequila. (July 2013)
  • The Elk Public House

    1931 W. Pacific Ave. Spokane - Downtown

    509-363-1973

    While many restaurants and bars toss the words “pub” or “public house” after their names, The Elk lives up to the spirit of the pub by serving as much as a gathering point for the Browne’s Addition neighborhood as it is an eatery. That’s not to say the food isn’t special, because it certainly is. The menu includes sandwiches, burgers and salads, but if you’ve ever tasted The Elk’s marinated pork soft tacos, that will likely become your go-to menu item. (July 2013)
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  • Europa

    125 S. Wall St. Spokane - Downtown

    509-455-4051

    Nice enough to take a date or Mom, Europa is a good option for dinner or splitting a bottle of wine and ordering one of their appetizers (from calamari to hummus and spinach-artichoke dip). If it’s pizza you’re looking for, take a look at Europa’s 13 different Tuscan-style pies. The wine list is long, varied and features something for every oenophile. (July 2013)
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  • Fast Eddie's

    1 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane - Downtown

    509-455-8752

    Loud, sometimes sticky and almost always busy, Fast Eddie's has a reputation as a college bar and a meat market, which is often true. Spacious and comfortable, Fast Eddie’s is sure to be a weekend favorite for the bar-hopping crowd. Keep an eye on their drink specials, too, for bargain sipping. (July 2013)
  • Fizzie Mulligans

    331 W. Hastings Ave Spokane - North

    509-466-5354

    This expansive bar transforms depending on the night: Sometimes it draws college kids from Whitworth and at other times a bunch of cowboys with large hats. You never know. Regardless, it’s popular. In fact, we know of one Inlander staffer who, frustrated with the wait to get inside, jumped the steel fence surrounding the outdoor patio. (Bad idea, by the way.) Try the broasted chicken for lunch (a house favorite), or pop in at night for entertainment, drink specials and quality bar food. Specials are always changing and menu choices are pleasingly varied. (JF)
  • Fort Ground Grill

    705 W. River Ave. Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls

    208-664-6186

    It’s steak and Americana at this full bar and grill on the campus of North Idaho College. Enjoy a hearty breakfast or a juicy cheesesteak at Ft. Ground’s outdoor seating and watch college life go by. (July 2011)
  • The Garden Lounge

    313 S. Main St. Moscow/Pullman

    208-882-8513

    The Garden Lounge is a maze of stairs and platforms with both wide-open tables and smaller nooks. In essence, it’s the perfect place for both groups and those looking for a quiet place to kick back and enjoy the delicious cocktails “Mom” — manager Deanna Robbins — whips up. (July 2013)
  • Goodtymes Bar & Grill

    9214 E. Mission Ave. Spokane Valley

    509-928-1070

    If you’re in the Valley and not going to the unbelievably hot lounge at Mirabeau Park Hotel, this is your next-best bet. Plenty of space to dance, and the fish tanks magically transform into a mood-inducer after a few shots off the cheap wells. (TLM)
  • Hi-Neighbor Tavern

    2201 N. Monroe Spokane - North

    509-325-9079

    It looks like a pleasant dive bar from the outside, but smells like taxi cab air-freshener and bleach inside. Everything else about the Hi-Neighbor is standard dive bar fare: cheap beer (cash only, mind you), a large beef jerky selection, buckets of pull tabs, sports on TV, pool tables and a team of leering regulars. Yeesh. (LS)
  • Hills' Restaurant & Lounge

    401 W. Main Spokane - Downtown

    509-747-3946

    While the food at Hills’ is often simple, it’s prepared with such care and fresh ingredients that we can’t stop thinking about it. The bar is also notable — their tap selection is usually unusual, and they have surprising reserves of port and scotch. Owner Steve Hill can recommend a hard-to-find beer or whip up a specialty cocktail, if that’s more your speed. (July 2013)
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  • The Hub Tavern

    2926 N. Monroe St. Spokane - Downtown

    509-326-7447

    Think beer signs, NASCAR, pull tabs, friendly staff and a flannel-wearing, slur-prone boozehound in the corner. This small, neighborhood watering hole doesn't have a happy hour. It doesn't need to: You can buy $2 cans of Busch any time, and it's enough to draw a devoted crowd of hard drinkers. It's beer/wine only. Be sure to bring cash. (JF)
  • Ichabod's East

    12116 E. Sprague Ave. Spokane Valley

    509-922-8801

    A divey bar that attracts a loyal clientele of young Spokane Valley residents. Ichabod’s has pool, pull tabs and bartenders who sling cheap drinks. There always seems to be something on special, too. In the past, this Valley standard has been known for hosting metal shows, but that’s dropped off a bit as of late. (February 2012)

  • Iron Horse (Coeur d'Alene)

    407 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls

    208-667-7314

    If having a good time is on your bucket list, then Iron Horse Bar and Grill’s Chris Ursich is your ambassador to fun. In 30 seconds or less, he’ll whip up the bar’s famous (or is it infamous?) 48-ounce Derailer: three kinds of rum, two kinds of soda, orange and pineapple juice, sour mix and as many straws as you need to share with friends. Besides Derailers, this longtime Sherman Avenue bar serves up a few smaller “bucket” drinks like the 24-ounce Catalina. (July 2013)
  • Italia Trattoria

    144 S. Cannon St. Spokane - Downtown

    509-459-6000

    Nestled into the heart of Browne’s Addition, Italia Trattoria is a home-cooked hit from former Luna chef Anna Vogel. With a focus on natural and sustainable ingredients, the menu features handmade pastas, braised pork shoulder and seasonal vegetables spiced and grilled to perfection. No one is doing Italian quite like this. (July 2013)
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  • Italian Kitchen

    113 N. Bernard St. Spokane - Downtown

    509-363-1210

    Terra-cotta floor tiles, etched glass, heavy draperies, dark wood and kitschy Italiana set the mood for traditional Italian-American favorites. For lunch, the meatball sandwich is delightful. For dinner, check out gnocchi, lasagna and ravioli, plus steaks, chicken and seafood. And don’t forget the dark, high-ceilinged, old-wood bar next door. (July 2013)
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