Flanked with a Skelton head over the doorway, the Vortex is not your average bar and grill. (That should be your first clue, anyway.) The ecletic decorations add to that idea, but the service is something that deserves warning. The idea is that they will be nice to you if you are nice to them. They won't kiss your a^% just because you happen to show up.
They have a fantastic liquor selection, several pages worth. I've been known to deliberate over a drink there longer than the meal. Their menu is standard bar & grill fare, but pretty good. I would highly recommend their veggie burgers if you're into that sort of thing, it's cry-worthy it's so good!