Best Of: Nightlife

Inlander readers' favorite spots to catch the big game, grab the mic or hit the dancefloor

click to enlarge nYne - YOUNG KWAK
Young Kwak

Best Dance Club


No club in Spokane is as dedicated to having its patrons enjoy complete social freedom as nYne. It features a fully functional version of every kind of positive club experience you could want, from the stand-and-chat bar on its west end, to its lounge seating, to its dive-bar pricing (which is a steal, to be honest). The crown jewel of the space, however, is a dance floor likely bigger than any other in town, and certainly the only one I've ever worked up the courage on which to throw down. (JORDAN SATTERFIELD)

2nd PLACE: Impulse 3rd PLACE: Stray NORTH IDAHO'S BEST: Mik's

Best Casino

Northern Quest Resort & Casino

I've lived in places where you can stick a couple of keno and video poker machines in the corner of a dive bar and call it a "casino." Clearly our readers are a classier lot, preferring the big-time feel of Northern Quest as their favorite gaming destination. Between its sprawling floor full of table games, oceans of slots, poker tables and separate areas for smokers and non-smokers to play happily, there's anything an experienced player or beginner could want, including lessons, a luxurious hotel nearby and plenty of dining spots when you want to take a pause in the action. (DAN NAILEN)

2nd PLACE: Coeur d'Alene Casino; 3rd PLACE: Aces Casino

Best Trivia Night

1st Place: Press

2nd Place: The Backyard Public House

3rd Place: Iron Goat Taproom

North Idaho's Best: Moose Lounge

BEST Karaoke

1st Place: Monterey Café

2nd Place: Star Lounge

3rd Place: nYne

North Idaho's Best: The Iron Horse

click to enlarge Epic is one massive sports bar. - YOUNG KWAK
Young Kwak
Epic is one massive sports bar.

Best Sports Bar


Quality sports bars must have, at a minimum, great food and an abundance of excellent TV screens. EPIC at Northern Quest certainly fits the bill, starting with a menu that serves stellar grub from breakfast until the last whistle of the night games. And the monster-sized TV screen — 30 feet by 10 feet — makes Seahawks games (among others) seem almost as good as sitting at the Clink itself.

2nd PLACE: The Swinging Doors;

3rd PLACE: 24 Taps;


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