The Paddock Club, in the historic Paddock Arcade on the west side of Public Square in downtown Watertown, is open from 2pm to 2am Monday through Sundays. Since Taking Ownership of the Paddock Club in the fall of 2005, Robert Dalton has transformed this one-room bar into an upscale 5 room night club. He started with a dozen different martinis and now has a menu of 70 martinis and cosmopolitans, along with margaritas, mojitos and cock-tails.

He uses top shelf liquors and wines and has 30-plus bottled beers and eight drafter beers on tap. There are drink specials each day and in 2012 received four forks from WDT local food critic. There are seasonal drinks such as the Christmas Hopper and the Nuts and Berries Tini. In the fall, there are Pumpkin Spice and Apple Cider Martinis.

During happy hour, snacks are served in oversized martini glasses on the bar and tables. Fresh-made popcorn is always available. With 3 rooms available and extra tables set up in the Arcade for the overflow, the Paddock can accomodate a large crowd for a party or event. The original bar room has four televisions including a large flat screen. There is a window seat with pollows and several pub tables in the bar and middle room.

Lovely artwork, elegant mirrors, gorgeous Tiffany light fixtures and lamps, candle lights and working fireplace give every room a soothing glow. The last room added in June 2007 has a stage for bands, a large dance floor and sound activated light show. A window area has a raised floor with a living room set. An antique church pew provides additional seating against the wall facing the stage. In 2006, Mr. Dalton received the Downtown Business Association Business of the Year Award. In November of 2011, Mr. Dalton once again expanded and added a kitchen to accomodate food for his quests and class reunions, Christmas parties, bridal showers and more.