5716 SE 92nd Ave., 971-339-2374, zoiglhaus.com. 11 am-10 pm daily.
Lents needs this place. The deep Southeast 'hood's most famous landmark is the New Copper Penny, a 30,000-square-foot nightlife complex that had a staggering 136 police calls in a two-year period ending in March 2014, when the club had its most recent shooting. The city has plowed 100 million of your tax dollars into improving this blue-collar business district, and so far this is the best result we've seen from that investment. In keeping with Lentil custom, the space is huge—10,500 square feet for the main floor, which can accommodate 270 people. In Germany, the Zoiglhaus is a regional tradition where community stakeholders come together to brew in a shared system. Pints brewmaster Alan Taylor will make all the beer here by himself. So far, it's all brewed in Old Town, but Taylor hopes to open the brewery here as this guide goes to press. This is a spot to keep a close eye on in the months to come.
Drink This: Taylor makes great lagers and hefeweissbier.