One of the few places to drink along Northwest 23rd Avenue where it's easy to park and you can wear anything you want, the Old Lompoc is a casual brewpub with a lived-in feel and zero pretensions. Also, the beer, brewed on-site, is fantastic. It's hard to beat the Sockeye Cream Stout on a windy winter day, although competition from the surrounding taps is stiff. Best of all, you can see the many TVs from any seat in the house, but the sound never drowns out civilized conversation. BECKY OHLSEN.
What to drink: LSD (Lompoc Strong Draft).
Happy hour: $2.50 pints all day Monday, $3 bloody Marys Sunday, $3.25 pints and $1 off cocktails 3-6 pm and 10 pm-close Tuesday- Friday.
Entertainment: Trivia 7:30 pm Tuesdays, darts, TV, patio.