Clogging the right ventricle of the heart of Old Town’s bar nexus, Berbati’s is best known for its music venue wing, the Pan. But don’t stay away when there isn’t a show. Although this all-purpose hangout bustles Friday and Saturday nights with club-bound weekend warriors, the Greek-family-owned, long-running cornerstone of Portland nightlife is an equally fitting place to catch a projection-screened midweek ballgame or grab a quiet beer and cheap gyro around the tastefully lit, art-adorned bar.
What to drink: A neat digestif of ouzo, $5, to wash down that tasty lamb gyro.
Happy hour: $3 well drinks and microbrews 4-7 pm daily.
Entertainment: TV, pool, pinball, jukebox, First Thursday art.