[BEER] There are pubs and then there are beer meccas, and Sarah Pederson's diminutive love note to Midwestern schmaltz and global craft-beer achievement is the latter. Grab a bottle to go, or sip a pint at the bar's bottle-cap-topped tables. The knowledgeable staff gently advises newcomers who've been struck dumb by the selection of nearly 150 beers in a pair of vintage fridge cases that flank the entrance to the tavern—from Caldera in a can to a $22 Italian Belgian strong draft named Shangrila.
Grocery list: Oud Beersel Oude Kriek and Anderson Valley Boont Amber.