Known for millennia as a place to go before the show, the Well is situated smack dab in the center of the Old Town entertainment zone. Previously nonsmoking until 3 pm, Ankeny’s is now smoke-free until 9:30 pm—an awkward policy, since it smells like a smoking bar, but your smoker friends won’t go in. Suburban day-trippers, beware: Frightening post-punk twentysomethings and bike messengers often crowd the outdoor seating areas (when weather permits), sloshing PBRs ($2.50).
Perfect Patrons: Punks, bike messengers, wandering downtowners and tourists from wherever. (JH)
HAPPY HOUR 4-7 PM MONDAY-FRIDAY: $3 DRAFT PINTS.
FREE WI-FI, FOOD SPECIALS, TELEVISION.