It's dark in here, and it's tiny. Most bars have bathrooms bigger than this candlelit nook, where all conversations are shared over glasses of really good wine or imperial pints from the best two taps in town. On a busy night, M Bar might hold 20 people, but I like it best on those slow winter evenings when a few solo drinkers trade stories in the gloom. Last time, I learned what it's like to have Muhammad Ali fall on you on an escalator, and why New Jersey tomatoes are the nation's finest. There's no food, but you're welcome to bring your own. You may wind up sharing. BEN WATERHOUSE.
What to drink: Whatever Heater Allen is on tap.
Happy hour: $4 beer and wine 6-8 pm nightly.
Entertainment: Bartender Justin has some great travel stories.