Pub in Commercial Drive

A longtime Drive fixture, this darkly-lit neighborhood bar is a perfect rainy-day hunker spot if you want to head to the wood-lined back room for beer specials and comfort pub grub. But in summer it becomes a different beast with its jam-packed and ever-popular patio plus open front windows.

Brunch is also popular here: the $10 traditional breakfast is arguably the best hair-of-the-dog recovery solution in the area.