A must-visit for out-of-towners and a perennial favorite among locals, Belmont Station is both a fantastic beer bar, with 24 tap selections, and a carry-out shop, with 1,200 bottles to choose from. This means the bottle shop becomes very dangerous near closing time after you've had a few beers at the bar. Staff doesn't mince words about their preferences, making it a wonderful place to ask advice on new brews—and amid countless tap takeovers and long-standing relationships with local brewers, you'll always find something here that isn't anywhere else. The bar stays busy with frequent tastings and annual events like its weeklong sour beer festival, Puckerfest. Food comes from the Monk's Deli cheesesteak cart, which is the best Delaware cheesesteak in town.

Entertainment: A nice little patio in back, and sidewalk tables in front.

4500 SE Stark St., 503-232-8538, belmont-station.com.