The downtown Gingerman Pub, configured into neat little conversation dens, serves more than 150 types of beer — with more than 80 on tap. Clientele ranges from frat boys to the artistic elite and connoisseurs who know a good beer when they drink one. The jukebox jams, the darts fly, and pool pops along throughout the night. Food is the sort meant to soak up all those pints, such as heavy, spicy, crusty empanadas.

304 W. 4th St.