The Rail Pub
On the edges of City Market, the Rail is in an old building that played a role in the city’s more sordid history—it was a brothel and a low-rent boardinghouse at the turn of the 20th century. It’s now a neighborhood pub, filled to the brim with an eclectic collection of paraphernalia like marathon bibs and street signs. The bar snacks are basic, with beer-friendly pairings like pickles and peanuts. Come for free wings on Fridays during happy hour and karaoke after 10 p.m. The Rail Pub’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities are a must if you’re in town at that time of year.