The Fainting Goat

Eric Gruneisen
Yes, there really is such a thing: A myotonic goat is known as a "fainting goat" because its muscles stiffen when it's surprised, and the animal occasionally falls over. The drinks at this neighborhood joint are stiff enough that a few regulars have been known to do the same, but it's better known as a great casual hangout in an old building that's held great casual hangouts for decades. New ownership took over last year, but the atmosphere is unchanged: This is still a comfortable joint where you can grab a beer and a quick snack, or watch a game solo or with a dozen of your new best friends. For more intimate evenings, the secluded rooftop patio has a lovely view of the mountains.

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