5 joints for drinking like a local
1) The Anderson
From the owners of Broken Shaker, this place lacks the tourist-y vibe that BS now has. Maybe it just hasn’t been discovered yet. But it has the same great mixology and similarly interesting eats, such as the Korean vegetable pancake with kale and Chef’s kimchee. Also, live music.
2) The Abbey Brewing Co.
If you’re into The Grateful Dead, craft beer – and not much else – The Abbey is your place. Brewmaster Raymond Rigazio opened here in 1995; the locals who weren’t models and celebs gave thanks; and the brewpub’s history and future were written simultaneously. Open 1 pm to 5 am every day.
3) Tap 79 Brews and Burgers
A square of a bar with a smattering of tables inside and out, this storefront attracts those in the know. Here’s the intel: a smart menu with an emphasis on burgers; a global collection of wines and beer; and bartenders who recognize your face and pour you one as you walk in the door.
4) The Spillover by Lokal Local Seafood Cider & Mead Bar
For downtown dwellers and those in environs south, this ultra-cool concept, owned by Matt Kusher and company, is something different indeed. The fresh-caught seafood is one draw; the selection of cider and mead, which you can order solo or as flights, is another. Dine and drink inside, outside or at the bar.
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