The Founding Fathers held their initial meetings in a neighborhood tavern, which explains why the Declaration of Independence's first draft had a long, rambling subsection devoted to how powdered wigs are a natural icebreaker. Revolt against the tyranny of boredom with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of draft beers and drinks at Sporty's Westside Pub.
Sporty's Westside Pub, a classic bar complete with three shimmering pool tables and burbling fountains of draft beer, provides a libation-fueled oasis seven days a week. During happy hour, held every weekday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., domestic bottles ($2) slide into hands and draft beers such as Pabst, Yuengling, and Keystone ($1.50+) meet sippers' lips. Pitchers of Woodchuck Cider ($7) water groups of friends, and the bar's $1 shots incite bubbly conversations about which of the pool tables would be the easiest to nap atop.