Wild East Brewing Co.
The big, wood-paneled tap room at Wild East gets plenty of light, but it still feels like the cozy basement where that one kid with the “cool parents” would pass around a six-pack of Coors. The huge U-shaped bar at the center serves stouts, lagers, and IPAs that beer nerds approve of, along with some of those over-the-top sours that have become staples of most breweries in recent years. Claim a booth with some close friends, grab a board game, and share a pizza from around the corner. (You’re allowed to bring in outside food.)