Drunk After Work: The Anthill Pub
The Hours: 4-7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
The Deal: $1 off pints; $3 off pitchers.
The Sauce: Excellent. The Anthill Pub has a strict "no swill" policy, which means you won't find domestic, mass-produced pisswater like Coors Light or PBR on tap here. What you will find is craft beers, heavy on the American. The barkeeps are beer geeks themselves, not just suds jockeys, so ask for recommendations. There are some wines available, but no hard liquor.
The Verdict: Political science and particle physics are all very well, this is the kind of education that will save America. Great beer, cheap, in an unpretentious environment. Music every now and then, trivia nights, and tucked away tables if you want a little privacy. Parking is an expensive proposition, but think of it as a cover charge (and don't even think about parking at Trader Joe's and walking across the bridge). Had there been a pub like this where we went to school, we might have drunk less Natty Light and Grain Belt Primo. Anthill Pub, we salute you!
The Grade: A.