Pogo’s, a nondescript dive known only for very cold beer, has been made over with a sort of retro tacky theme, with sparkly vinyl upholstery, globe lights and velvet paintings of a skeletal Elvis and Pancho Villa. The beer is good, at $4 a pint, there are $1 Jell-O shots all the time and the menu consists of fried finger foods—tots, poppers, stix and the like. The ladies behind the bar are uncommonly cheerful, the music is great and the bar never closes early. It’s exactly the bar Pogo’s should have been. BEN WATERHOUSE.
What to drink: Hopworks Abominable Winter Ale.
Happy hour: $1.50 beers, $3.50 microbrews, $2.50 well drinks 3-6 pm Monday-Friday; $1.50 beers, $3.50 Bloody Marys and White Russians 11 am-6 pm Saturday-Sunday.
Entertainment: TV, Family Guy pinball, trivia Wednesdays.