In a town where bars come and go and those that last often lack a defined personality, the 35-year-old Horse Brass knows exactly what it is: an English pub, down to the bangers and mash ($6.95), darts and 53 mostly awesome brews on tap. There used to be two types of customers here: smokers and chain smokers. The 2009 smoking ban devastated regulars (“They all died,” says a bartender), but new devotees of owner Don Younger’s legendary commitment to good beer claimed their seats. NIGEL JAQUISS.
What to drink: Younger’s Special Bitter, brewed by Rogue in honor of the owner’s deceased co-founder and brother.
Happy hour: They all are.
Entertainment: Darts, mate. Also, lots of Euro soccer, depending on the time of year or tournament schedules.