711 SW Ankeny St., 226-2508. 5-10 pm Monday, 4 pm-midnight Tuesday-Wednesday, 4 pm-1 am Thursday, 5 pm-1 am Friday-Saturday.
[MONDAY BOO-WERY] Tugboat isn't for beer sniffers. Ask for
a flight of samples in this dark little bar, and the bartender may just
point across the alley to Bailey's. Tugboat's clientele mainly is
regulars, not tourists, and on Mondays they cheer whenever someone comes
in the door and "boo" when someone leaves. At one point last year, a
Tugboat bartender was in the habit of bringing his corgi, Oliver
Cromwell, who did tricks and closed the door on command. Here, the most
popular beer is the Chernobyl Stout a double Russian imperial stout that
clocks in around 13 percent ABV and continues to be the stiffest
regular brew made in the city.
DRINK THIS: Tugboat's brewing operation is tiny and often runs out out of house beers, but look for the molasses-thick Chernobyl Stout.