I had heard a lot about this place, but it always got bypassed because people wanted to go to the nearby Fox & Hounds. This was my first time here. Our group of 5 walked in and we pretty much had a choice of where to sit. There were people there, but there were always another set of couches, another table up on the elevated part of the bar, or another booth available. Went and got the drinks (my Vodka Tonic was $5 but was VERY stiff). The bartender looked like he stepped out of an Abercrombie ad (Jeff), but the difference between him and the ""Hollywood"" type bartenders is that he was EXTREMELY friendly and was telling me what nights I should check out. This seems like it's a very locals bar (the local drunk girl was yelling at some other patron ""f*&$ you"" to which he yelled the same thing right back). Definite comraderie (a la Cheers). When ordering drinks next to the girl, she engaged in conversation, immediately pulling myself, the neophyte, into the mix of the local crowd. There was no feeling of ""what are you doing here?!"" The jukebox was one of those digital ones that was set at a great conversation level (not too loud, but not too soft). The mix of music was everything from Kanye to Gin Blossoms to Green Day (basically something for everyone).
Pros: Great bartenders, great atmosphere, not crowded, but enough people that it doesn't feel empty.
Cons: Parking, no food served