When you're a rock star, you can do whatever you want. Whatever you want. Apparently rock bars can do the same, as evidenced by The Rockhouse.
Recently opened in the old Deja Vu space, The Rockhouse (2624 N. Lincoln) is a no cover, live music club that takes the same liberties the rock star might with his dressing room, starting with an all-female, tattooed-and-pierced staff, a flaming skull smoke machine, rock memorabilia (old black-and-whites from Metro shows, etc), and walls clad in flames & purple diamonds drawn up by a local tat artist who'll also be inking up patrons on Tuesday nights.
Drink-wise, they're doling out 12 tap beers, including their own Rockhouse Stout, along w/ skull-bottle vodka created by Dan Aykroyd (seriously), and a "Shot Wall of Fame" where patrons who take down a quintet of machine-dispensed spirits earn themselves eternal glory, plus an inglorious free cab ride home.
When bands aren't rocking they've got other forms of entertainment, from the classic (Pac-Man, two pool tables), to the modern (Xbox and Wii hooked up to 50-inch flatscreens), to the fratastic, with beer pong up on the stage, allowing everyone a clear view of your heartbreaking drubbing via your stepdad.
Food-wise they're keeping it streamlined, with house-made frozen pizzas and chocolate covered frozen bananas, which you're free to do anything you want with. Anything you want.
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