by Jennifer Olvera - 3381 Reviews - 45 List
You've been working long hours. The old lady has an inexplicable no-shoes-on policy when entering your collective pad. Even your dog isn't acting like man's best friend. And your single friends? You hardly see them anymore. The truth is, you need a night on the town like nobody's business. So, get your drink and eat on at these manly destinations--no girls allowed.
Updated: August 27, 2010
Amid clubby, wood-paneled surrounds, slurp massive, icy martinis in the lounge. Then, make your way to the boisterous, high-energy dining room--a fave with celebs and athletes--where colossal lobster tail and fork-tender prime steaks set a guys-only tone.
Among the most stylish and scene-y meateries in town, this luminous space--anchored by a central bar--is a sight to behold. Belly up for $9 bites such as rock shrimp and steak sliders, while observing the eye candy all around. Afterward, assuage your inner high roller with whiskey sauced, Kobe flat-iron steak and crisp, caloric duck fat fries.
Head to the Viagra Triangle--people-watching is all the entertainment you need. Whether you're in the mood for a huge, juicy burger or hearty penne Bolognese, the grub at this Sinatra-worthy spot provides the requisite sustenance before tipping some back.
Dress to impress when hitting this contemporary Japanese stunner, where the splashy, industrial-chic dining room turns out spendy specialty rolls, pristine sashimi and seven-spice Wagyu rib-eye. When you've had your fill, head downstairs; low-lit and located along the river, it's where the city's lovelies like to lounge.
Try your hand at craps--while searching for your lady luck, if only for a night--at this Northwest Indiana riverboat casino. When you've had enough of roulette or need a break from blackjack, catch a show. Going to go all-out? Plan ahead and book a room (or two).
If your buddies are of the brewski persuasion, there is no better place to tie one on. Cask selections--perhaps Black Imperial IPA or hex Nut Brown Ale--appeal to true connoisseurs, while the tweaked pub grub and fresh-tapped drafts are perfect for Everyday Joe.