It's every record-store nerd's wet dream: a place where you can shop for vinyl and get drunk at the same time! And though the added alcohol might lead to some unwanted purchases, this new bar also might be the best spot to grab a quick pint and bite on Belmont. Hall of Records is exactly what it sounds like—a boutique record store, stocked with soul and funk rarities and standards, with a DJ who spins Sade's "King of Sorrow" while you decide which of the five microbrews on tap to order. The bar is open during the day, but it's best experienced at night—that way, no one can glare at you when you decide spending your last buck on the Top Gun soundtrack is the best idea ever. MICHAEL MANNHEIMER.
What to drink: Oakshire Overcast Espresso Stout.
Happy hour: $1 off draft beer and most wine, $2 PBR tallboys, cheap food 4-7 pm Monday-Friday and all day Sunday.
Entertainment: Shopping, DJs.