It’s a McMenamins, so you know the formula—solid beers plus decent bar food in a funky converted space, in this case a former elementary school redone in mosaics and murals throughout its halls. But the beauty of this spot, which also offers overnight accommodations, is that you’ve got multiple bars to choose from, depending on your mood and your company. Want a convivial spot for a family gathering? That’s the courtyard bar and restaurant. A more intimate, candlelit spot to take a date? Try the Honors Bar. For the cigar-smoking set, there’s the Detention Bar; and for the pool-playing, the Boiler Room. HENRY STERN.
What to drink: Hammerhead or a Ruby.
Happy hour: $3.25 well drinks and pints of McMenamins brews, $2.75 domestics 3-6 pm and 10 pm-midnight daily.
Entertainment: Movies, pool, TV, music.