Good locally sourced bar food.
The bar's a repurposed shuffleboard top. The mantle above holds a bowling pen; an oil painting of a late regular who was a fixture for 40 years; a Busch bottle filled with, among other things, the ashes of a dead man and pubic hair from four women. It's hard to say exactly how old the floors and walls are since the building's burned three times in the last 30-odd years. Inside the stall in the men's bathroom is graffiti that reads "Fort Sumter was an inside job." Out the back door is a fenced-in area for the smokers who used to billow inside. Onstage is someone you've never heard of. Or someone whose songs you know all the words to. It doesn't matter.
• $1.50 domestic beer, $2.50 wells
Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, 4pm-7pm
Colorful dive bar with a strong following. With local, regional and national acts of all types, but especially blues, country/bluegrass and rock. Cover is usually no more than $5. Tuesday, the door charge is typically donations only. Times vary. 21 and up. No smoking.
Stift Station's favorite dive bar has a handful of dinner offerings, and maybe two of them are veg. The curry fries are great, but the vegan Philly cheesesteak will keep you coming back.