Suki's represents the best of so many drinking worlds. Like the seediest juke joints in these United States, it's plopped under a low-rent, side-of-the-freeway motel—in this case, a Travelodge off the 405, parking lot included. And it keeps up appearances once you get inside. The lighting is soft and muddy. The horseshoe-style bar is dressed in red formica and soft vinyl bumpers. The bar sprawls into alcoves dotted with cracked-vinyl booths. But best of all? The food's decent-looking. And so's the beer selection. Cheap tallboys vie for space with a delightful list of local microbrews. There's even some of the best karaoke in town! DENIS C. THERIAULT
Suki's Bar & Grill
2401 SW 4th Ave.,
Hours: Mon 10am-1:30am, Tues-Fri 10am-2:30am, Sat 9am-2:30am, Sun 9am-1:30am
Breakfast/Brunch, Patio/Outdoor Seating, To Go, Wi-Fi, Wine/Beer, Lunch, Late-Night Dining, Karaoke, Cheap Eats, Cocktails, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
American, Burgers, Pub Grub
Happy Hour, Cocktails, Cheap Eats, Breakfast/Brunch, Good for Groups, Karaoke, Lunch, Late-Night Dining, Patio/Outdoor Seating, To Go, Wine/Beer, Wi-Fi
Mon-Fri 4-8 pm ($3 well drinks, microbrews and wine, $2-5 food).