Neighborhood veterans and area college students flock to this dive bar, with its cheap beer, shuffleboard and several pool tables, like a kid to a comfort blanket. And for good reason. The Black Cat has been serving up frosty pints and stiff pours since before most WW readers were born. In the summer, Black Cat's back patio turns into a bring-your-own-barbecue space where horseshoe junkies can sling shoes, knock back a few beers and soak up the sun.
What to drink: Beer.
Happy hour: 50 cents off beer, $1.50 Hamm's and PBR with a student ID on Tuesday's college night; 4-6 pm Monday-Friday.
Entertainment: Shuffleboard, pool, jukebox, horseshoes.