This quintessential dive bar, home to an infamous multinight garage-band festival called, appropriately, the Slabtown Bender, won't win any beauty contests. The orange exterior is the color of baby diarrhea, and the clientele is similarly grizzled. While best known for its intimate shows, we also enjoy Slabtown on a low-key Sunday afternoon, when the pingpong table is empty, the bartenders are not busy, and hot dogs are a quarter apiece. A quarter? Well, beer has been clinically proven to kill bacteria....
What to drink: PBP, $3.25 a pint.
Happy hour: 50 cents off draft pints and well drinks 4-7 pm daily.
Entertainment: Pingpong, jukebox, air hockey, pinball, live music.