Fast Eddie's Billiards and Archibald's

Sports Bar, Billiards Bar
Please note: Fast Eddie's Billiards and Archibald's is no longer a part of the Going Out Guide.

Editorial Review

One of the few sports bars downtown, Fanatics delivers pretty much what every red-blooded American male could ever ask for: cold, cheap beer; sports-filled TV screens; a whole floor of pool tables and plenty of tasty, fried appetizers. And if that's not enough, there's a bevy of beautiful ladies dancing naked in the basement. Yeah, that's right, an all-nude strip club called Archibald's is right down the stairs.

Located in a three-story brick townhouse tucked between the larger, blander offices of K Street, this bar stands alone. Further adding to its unique charm are the smatterings of old black-and-white posters from films like "The Hustler" and "Dirty Harry." And who couldn't have a laugh at the pictures outside of the restrooms, of chimpanzees trying to use a toilet?

Boasting a large menu, Fanatics serves up anything from pasta to a porterhouse, with the usual assortment of sandwiches, burgers, soups and salads in between, for a decent price -- most everything is under $10.

– Dwight Thompson