CHEERS: This place is serious about beer.

JEERS: The scene might be too upscale for a "pub."

Brideport Brewing Co. bills its Ale House on Hawthorne as "a brew pub worth dressing up for." There's no PBR or greasy French fries to be seen: Here you'll get a daily featured cask-conditioned ale ($2.75 for 20 ounces) and a cup of flavorful clam chowder ($2.50). Take your parents to BridgePort for a late lunch of Northwest fare made from scratch with local organic ingredients. The contemporary decor seems out of place on young and edgy Hawthorne, but everyone has to grow up sometime. While you're at it, check out BridgePort's huge, remodeled Pearl District pub, which reopened last February after a year under construction. HAPPY HOUR, FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS.