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Hi-Life

  • Cuisine: Diner, Eclectic/Global
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Official Website

hi-life.com

Prices

$13.95-$19.95

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Kids' Menu
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Profile

With a full page of the menu devoted to cocktail specials, it’s that clear liquid sustenance shares equal billing here with solid fare. The East Side venue opened in 2007 as the sister location to Hi-Life Bar & Grill across the park; an adjacent lounge, outfitted in red and black vinyl booths and sporting a retro aquarium/hostess’s station, nods to Swingers-style imbibing. With big band music pumping throughout, the mood carries over into the similarly decorated dining room. The kitchen’s best dishes are shareable bar-food starters, like a truly grande platter of cheddar-dripping nachos, baskets of deep-fried popcorn shrimp, and smoked bacon-flecked Idaho potato skins. Scattershot mains, from burgers to pad Thai, aim to please all, with mixed results. Burgers are bland, and Maryland crab cakes fishy, but a refreshing Slammin’ Salmon roll with lemon and cilantro hits the spot. En route to dinner or after-hours, High Life’s vibe lives up to its expertly mixed martinis and satisfying snacks, but smart diners sup elsewhere.

Everyday deals

Both locations offer daily drink specials and early bird deals on popular dinner entrees.

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