The Archive Room
Planted on the corner of Grand View and Olde Wadsworth, The Archive Room—with its illuminated sign shining out from the building’s brick façade—practically beckons passersby inside. Within the eatery's comfortable confines, platefuls of home-cooked comfort fare, such as baked chicken and dumplings, and classic Irish pub favorites, such as bangers and mash, populate tables in an atmosphere that tips its hat to yesteryear with its collection of old Life magazine covers. Amidst the flicker of a dozen big-screen TVs and a homey fireplace, barkeeps pour drafts of Batch 19 and Guinness, overfill chalices with whites and reds, and concoct cocktails from a slew of top-shelf liquors. The pub also entices crowds and animate lampposts to wander in from the outdoor patio with rousing weekly events such as poker night, live Irish music, trivia contests, and weekend brunch.