Coming off a recent remodel, this Alberta Street bar is all about the fair-weather days: half of its space is dedicated to patio seating. Compared with some of the more outlandish bars on Alberta, the Alleyway is spartan. The interior is designed to fit the maximum number of people, get them drunk and send them out to the patio. The mandatory art-covered walls aren't enough to keep your eyes off the towering bar, and the stiff drinks, surprisingly good food and specials will keep people from caring about where they sit.
What to drink: PBR, $2.50.
Happy hour: $3-5 food, $2.75 well drinks, $3 microbrews 3-6 pm and 10 pm-midnight daily.
Entertainment: Pinball, dog- and cat-friendly patio.