Don's Top Picks
Note that we regularly update what constitutes a top pick so places can be relegated from the list if their beer range dips or there are other significant changes.
Cash-only bar with generous beer patio. Like San Francisco's Toronado, this is something of a love-it-or-hate-it place, but the beer selection is usually first-rate. No kitchen, but take-out from neighboring Gordito's or occasional food trucks parked in front is always acceptable. Just don't climb over the fence!
Downtown bar noted for good wide-ranging and imaginative selection on tap. Companion Upper Lip bar is a very short walk and up a flight of stairs.