The Pourhouse has the best aspects of a dive bar, but the recent renovations have given it a new sheen. It's a laid back place with cheap drinks (and you have to be a real jerk not to get your buy-back), a nicely varied jukebox, a pool table (and pool league team, and a softball team), a pinball machine, and a whole cast of "regulars" that you can join pretty quickly if the place takes your fancy. A rotating display of local artwork adorns the walls (stop in and talk to the bartender if you'd like to show yours), and there's a back room for bands (drop off a demo if you'd like to play there), Sunday night movie screenings (often horror films) or just lounging on the sofas to talk to friends. Stop in once and the bartender will be friendly and chat with you, stop in again and he or she will probably remember what you drink (all of them are top notch).
Recent addition: Free hot dog with any drink.