It’s hard not to feel like an inadequate newb when you walk into Bailey’s Taproom, Portland’s beer-only mecca for no-bullshit hopheads. Bailey’s regulars know IBUs, ESBs and IPAs better than Lindsay Lohan knows rehab. But so long as you order assertively, and pretend to know what you’re talking about, you’ll be fine. Bailey’s doesn’t serve food, but you can call the Mexican restaurant across the street (Santeria, 956-7624) and have mind-blowing Mexican food brought to you at the bar. WHITNEY HAWKE.
What to drink: Hair of the Dog Fred on tap.
Entertainment: Board games.