Music & Nightlife - Staff Picks
Published: July 18, 2012
While the food is excellent at any hour of the day, here we celebrate Pom Moongauklang's latest venture for its accessibility to the overserved. Not only is Tako Cheena conveniently located in the Mills Avenue show corridor, bookended by Will's, Wally's and Uncle Lou's, it also stays open until 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday, meaning you can shovel something down to soak up the beer before you weave your way home. Better, the Latin-Asian tacos are cheap, so your fourthmeal won't cut into your drinking budget. Best, Pom and her partner, Edgardo Guzman, serve up junk food that's anything but junky – fresh vegetables, house-made sauces, and spicy slow-cooked and marinated proteins that won't exacerbate your hangover in the morning.
Best bar nights
The Falcon Bar and Gallery
819 East Washington St.
Tired of the same predictable events, same karaoke nights, same DJs spinning the same old stuff every weekend? Think of the Falcon Bar as the antidote to the scene fatigue you're feeling. When this little corner bar/gallery opened in 2011, it threw all the rules about how to "do" bar nights out the window – anything goes at the Falcon Bar, from PBR-inspired art shows to parties celebrating the release of the Taco Bell Doritos Locos taco to a raucous showing of Ricky Powell's World Famous Slideshow to darkwave music nights where Joy Division, not Deadmau5, is on heavy rotation. Even when there's nothing specific going on, we find ourselves gravitating to the Falcon Bar because even on a dull night, it just feels like the kind of place where something good could happen at any moment. ■