6440 SW Capitol Highway, 402-1999, sasquatchbrewery.com. 3-11 pm Monday-Thursday, noon-midnight Friday-Saturday, noon-9 pm Sunday.

When Sasquatch Brewing opened in Hillsdale, it was truly out in the woods, surrounded by very few good places to eat and drink. The neighborhood's offerings now are more robust, but the cozy, wooded pub still garners the same welcome sigh as always. While drinking various 4-ounce tasters from a tray in the shape of a giant foot, it is impossible to miss the great clarity with which all its beers finish. The paler ales are dry and focused, and heavier beers such as the Bertha Brown Ale lean on their malt just right, not to mention it's one of the only nonstout nitro pours in town worth drinking. Food is better than most pubs in town, and Sasquatch is still the only place I've ever seen deep-fried kimchee pickles.

Happy hour: 3-5 pm and 9 pm-close daily. Food specials, $3.50 beer of the day, $4 wine. 

Entertainment: Patio.