Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am-1am, Sat 3pm-1am
This longtime neighborhood pub sports everything a dive-bar aficionado requires: strong drinks, cheap happy hour specials ($3 wells!), an easy balance of hipsters and old-timers, "sports" on the big screen—when I was there, MMA was being featured instead of the Winter Olympics... priorities and all—satisfying pub grub and pizza slices, '80s music on the jukebox, AND FREE POOL. You can either plop down alongside the curved bar, or cram your pals into any of the spacious booths that sprawl throughout the establishment. Don't forget to drink and laugh heartily. Crackerjack's was dropped from the heavens for exactly this. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
A big, casual neighborhood spot that serves tasty pizza and sandwiches. A great place for a liquid lunch, if you're so inclined, or a mellow spot to meet your friends for happy hour. Plus free pool! What could be better?
Payment Type: Visa, MC, AMEX
Happy Hour Info: Daily 4pm-7pm 1 drink minimum, $1.50 Bud Light, $2.50 hamburger slider or garlic cheese bread, $3 pulled pork slider, veggie plate, Irish nachos, or antipasto.