4501 NE Fremont St., 287-0625, 11-2 am daily.

The old bulb-lined yellow plastic sign hanging above McPeet's channels run-down joints like the Space Room and the Alibi. Head inside this Beaumont Village tavern, though, and you'll find it has a more contemporary vibe. Somewhere between a sports bar and a neighborhood hangout, McPeet's offers a deep selection of local beer and is the kind of friendly place where the bartender will buy you an extra shot if you're around a long while, or if your team loses badly enough. Come summer, the front patio is the center of the neighborhood. MARTIN CIZMAR.

Happy Hour: 4-7 pm daily. $1.50 off appetizers and 75 cents off any drink Thursday and Friday. $3 pints Monday. $1.50 pints of PBR all day Wednesday.
Entertainment: Sports, patio.