The Ship has the BEST free peanuts on Thursday nights -- and most of the fun lies in tossing your empty shells on the floor. :) If you have trouble finding parking, you can usually find space at the USBank on Capitol Hwy. The bartenders are great -- the owner is from Chicago, so the bar is adorned with Cubs fanfare. Note: for Cubs fans, you can see every game at The Ship! The atmosphere is always great for a place to chill after work (very, very casual). If you don't care for their food (only the turkey club was good), then head across the street to Pizza Schmizza and eat your slice on the Patio Schmattio! Truly a great neighborhood bar that I will continue to visit on a weekly basis!
Pros: laid-back atmosphere, free peanuts!, good cheap beer
Cons: not trendy or upscale, parking can be tight