1. Sophia’s Thai Kitchen & Bar
129 E St.
2. Tie: Fraternity and sorority events
Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
3. de Vere’s Irish Pub
217 E. St
With its variety of drinks and numerous live bands, Sophia’s Thai Kitchen & Bar has been named the best place for entertainment, especially after an exhausting week of classes.
The restaurant has an adjacent bar and stage connected so its customers can have a chance to relax with their drinks and enjoy the occasional live band.
But, no need to pout for those who haven’t reached 21 yet. They can enjoy a cup of Sophia’s Thai Iced Tea, which has gathered a lot of praise from its customers for its creamy texture and free refills.
Sophia’s is also one of the region’s top indie music venues. Singer-songwriters such as Sean Hayes and Tyler Ramsey of Band of Horses have been one of the many acts that have graced Sophia’s stage throughout the years.
“It has a lively atmosphere. A lot of Davis students go there. Sophia’s attracts a good mix of college students,” said Daniel Quiroz, a senior political science major.
Kevin Yeung, a junior biological sciences major also agreed that many Davis students enjoy going to Sophia’s.
“The people there generate a lively experience,” Yeung said.
Fraternity and sorority events tied with the Mondavi Center for second place on this year’s list for evening entertainment. De Vere’s Irish Pub, with its popular trivia night, came in third.
— Michelle Ruan