One could be forgiven, upon first visit, for mistaking Leisure Public House for a well-appointed rec room to which you’ve been invited for a cocktail. The back patio, in summer, is a little Edenic bower complete with bocce pit, bedding plants and pingpong. Indoors: scads of board games, framed and matted pictures, sprigs of this and that. The bar practically swims in a well-lived, lefty-middle-class domesticity one does not typically associate with St. Johns. But they’ll still get you politely drunk there, no worries. Trivia night on Tuesday, however, is ridiculously standing-room only, so don’t show up unless you intend to play. MATTHEW KORFHAGE.
What to drink: Any of the rotating menu of microbrews, scrawled in chalk behind the bar.
Happy hour: $1 off tap and well drinks, $2 off pitchers, $2 bruschetta 4-6 pm Monday-Friday.
Entertainment: Movies Sunday, open-mic Monday, trivia Tuesday. Board games aplenty, bocce, pingpong, jukebox.