The newest bar to crop up in the Arena District is BBR, which is essentially a hybrid. It bills itself as part sports bar, part nightclub and part rock club.

The newest bar to crop up in the Arena District is BBR, which is essentially a hybrid. It bills itself as part sports bar, part nightclub and part rock club.

The rock part feels more like rawk, with bright, clean and swanky decor clad with large posters (Kid Rock, Slash, Kurt Cobain) and an attractive staff sporting faux-hawks and tattoos.

It doesn't feel like a basement dive bar where you might run into Josh Homme ripping through the litany of vices in Queens of the Stone Age's "Feel Good Hit of the Summer."

You also probably won't hear that track on one of BBR's 500-song house playlists, which range from Top 40 stuff like Dave Matthews and Bon Jovi to The Clash's "Rock the Casbah." The focus is more pop-rock than indie or hardcore.

The first thing you'll notice when you walk into the bar is the impressive white bar top on the large block-O bar, which is centered in the middle of the 5,000-square-foot space that formerly housed Tyfoon.

From nearly every seat you can watch a handful of flat-screen TVs. It's a sports fan's paradise.

But sports fans aren't the only crowd BBR courts. On Fridays and Saturdays, BBR turns into a nightclub at 11 p.m., when tables are moved to create a dance floor.

Beers include 20 drafts and bottles ($3-10) offering traditional domestics (Bud Light, Bud heavy, Coors Light, etc.), some imports and a couple of craft beers (Chimay, Great Lakes, CBC's Columbus Pale Ale).

Spirits range from wells ($3) to top shelf ($8), and BBR has a number of signature Rocktails ($8-9)and Rocktinis ($8-9) with kitschy names like the Kid Rocktail and the Red Zeppelin.

The weekday happy hour offers a number of specials, and Miller Lite drafts and Jim Beam shots are $3 all day, everyday.

Complementing the drinks is a kitchen that serves a truckload of upscale bar cuisine like gourmet burgers and a supercharged mac and cheese with bacon, chicken mushrooms and four types of cheese.

Pub staples such as wings (with a dozen sauce options, from sweet Thai chili to habanera) and sliders round out the menu.