On Charles Street, Brewer’s Art has become a favorite happy hour spot for workers in the area, and with good reason—there’s no better beer or garlic rosemary fries anywhere in the city, and you get to consume them on a comfy couch or perched in the window watching everyone else stuck in traffic. I’m happy to make a meal out of the beer and fries alone, with the occasional veggie pizza thrown in. The beer, of course, is their own brew and makes a trip to Brewer’s Art worthwhile in and of itself, but if you venture beyond the bar, you’ll find a very fine restaurant that we save for special occasions. The casual atmosphere of the bar disappears entirely—this is a low-lit, small table, quiet service, fine food restaurant. I love how it still looks like the gorgeous house it once was. The food has improved since they opened—on my first visit there shortly after they opened, I was disappointed with a very tough cut of veal, but since then I’ve had nothing but good experiences.