Bahn mi burger, anyone? That's just one of the creative concoctions at this fun, noisy, casual pub that serves up surprisingly sophisticated food alongside the craft beers. It also offers a full slate of Mexican specialties and such changing specials as chimmichurri skirt steak and a watermelon salad that comes with grilled Mexican cheese (it's yummy). Best of all? If you just want something simple, you can get that: brunch is served every day until 3pm, and excellent, ground-in-house-burgers are always on the menu.

Right next door is the Bear Claw Theaterpub which shows second run movies in a highly civilized setting: next to every pair of seats is a table, so you can order the food, wine and beer from the grill and have dinner and a movie....all at the same time!