There are plenty of sports bars in a town that bleeds orange and blue (and purple, black, blue, gold and/or burgundy when convenient). But alas, many of the options are milquetoast. The Spot eschews such perilous vanilla territory by function of location and size. It’s a consummate neighborhood joint, and the squeezed-in vibe leaves no other option than to make friends with the folks to your right and left. It’s like Cheers but smaller, and, as the flagship of the Little Pub Company’s lineup, has kept its status as a drinkers’ favorite for more than 25 years.
- Price: $$
- Hours: Monday-Thursday 12 p.m.-12 a.m.; Friday & Saturday 12 p.m.-2 a.m.
- Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
- Alcohol: Full bar
- Reservations: Not accepted
- Parking: On-street
- Use restaurant website to order/pay