Located on Hennepin Avenue in the middle of the theater district, Rock Bottom Brewery is a popular happy-hour spot for both the after-work crowd and the pre-theater crowd. Getting a seat on Friday evening is next to impossible, but there are plenty of pool tables to hang around in back, and the servers will track you down wherever you decide to plant your feet. For drinkers, the main draw is the beer, micro-brewed onsite in varying levels of transparency and heft. All are more interesting than the suds on tap at most places in town, and the eats you can order with them (it’s also a full-service restaurant) are tasty as well, with no skimping on portions. The décor is standard-issue corporate brew-pub, but the atmosphere is friendly, and if you’re headed to the State, Orpheum, or Pantages theaters, the location couldn’t be more convenient.