This neighborhood standby has something going on just about every night. On the main floor, two bocce courts and a library nook with couches and fireplace are popular hangouts; downstairs, there are smart comedy shows featuring Daily Show and Saturday Night Live regulars, eclectic talks, or DJs spinning. The outdoor patio is open in good weather. The menu of perfectly tasty burgers, sandwiches, and bar snacks (the beer cheese is a highlight) means the patrons tend to settle in for the evening. Events are either free or have a modest cover ($5 to $20).