Putting my feelings about this place into words is tough. Some people meditate, some people jog, I go to Sawmill. Imperial stouts, unfiltered hefeweizens, IPA's on nitrogen, must I go on? In short, they have a solid beer selection provided by a knowledgable staff. You can get burgers with crabmeat and bearnaise sauce, or avocado and bacon, or just good ol' american cheese, but great burgers, great appetizers, lots of TVs, all of these things pale in comparison to the atmosphere provided by the regulars, the beer selection, and the amazing staff. I would name my first child Sawmill, if my wife would let me. Nothing in Raleigh in this price range and this class comes close. There is no posturing, and no desperation. Just good simple fun.\r
Oh, and p.s., if you sit at the bar, there just might be people smoking there.
Pros: Beer, Parking, Location, Staff