From the looks of the sign outside, one would think Morrison Hotel would be a classy, throwback nod to old Portland, the type of place Don Draper would stop in to get an old fashioned. But with a jukebox turned to the classic alternative station (think Sonic Youth, the Smiths and Blur’s “Beetlebum”) and a fantastic beer selection that includes things you’ve never heard of in a bottle, the Morrison Hotel reminds me more of an English pub, only with the Boston Red Sox on the tube instead of Man United. Show up early for happy hour and a game to avoid the douchebag overflow from Grand Central on Saturday nights. MICHAEL MANNHEIMER.
What to drink: With more than 100 beer options, pick something you’ve never heard of.
Happy hour: $3 beers, $5.50 food 4-7 pm daily.
Entertainment: Pinball, darts, video poker, jukebox, Red Sox games.