What is it? The heart of the business district is not where you’d expect to find an underground heavy metal after-hours pizza parlour, but Frankie’s doesn’t much go in for the expected. Chow down on a slice, knock back a beer and catch a live gig at this dive bar-cum-gig venue.
Why go? The front room feels like a pizza parlour from a movie set, but it’s more Ninja Turtles than Sopranos. There are postcards and old photos tacked to the walls; red and white tablecloths and candles in bottles; and they sure can bake the heck out of a pepperoni pizza. They’re open until 3am, seven nights a week, which means Mondays can redeem themselves with a set from the famous house band, a frozen Margarita and a tin of Pistonhead lager. Tuesdays is for karaoke, which is followed by two nights of live gigs at the heart of the working week. Fridays and Saturdays hit peak party, but there’s no rest for the wicked on Sundays – just more live bands.
Don't miss: Tucked away in the band room's back corner is Frankie's legendary collection of pinball machines. Drop a few coins and see if you can beat the high score.