Despite the Double Barrel's moniker and its broad selection of canned swill (tallboys of Pabst, Rainier, Oly, Hamm's and High Life are served alongside a decent tap list and quirky house cocktails), this isn't a place for shotgunning. When the owners of Gold Dust Meridian and Club 21 took hold of the bar at Division's five corners—forever ending the succession of nondescript karaoke 'n' despair joints too long a quiet fart amid Southeast's Restaurant Row—they transformed the premises into a burly, burnished, cheekily imagineered luxe saloon splitting the difference between Victorian men's club and bear-trapper's lounge. With vintage shuffleboard, a central fireplace and a small forest of reclaimed wood, the effect is rather like the monthly happy-hour concerts from Pete Krebs' new old-country band: an elegant nod to the past rendered with such outsized charm that authenticity seems beside the point.
Happy hour: 2-7 pm Monday-Friday, all day Sunday. $1 off wells and wine, 50 cents off drafts, $5 food specials.
Entertainment: Rear patio, sidewalk tables, pinball.