Waddell's Neighborhood Pub & Grille


Make that score a bit lower if you're going for the food. Go for the beer selection, though, and Waddell's is pretty glorious.

I'm not too into strip mall eateries, but hat off to Waddell's for actually giving the feeling of being in a real sport bar with focus on ales. Basically this is what kicking boy Post St Ale House should be. More than 20 handles, often rotated, all pouring quality ales.

I tried Ninkasi's Believer -- one of two Ninkasis available on tap at the time -- and good it was during a World Cup game. And this is a good place to watch the World Cup. Waddell's feels like a mix of a British pub and American bar, and both come together well. Sit at the bar, a booth, or regular table, and you should always have one of their many widescreens in view. All while drinking good beer.

The food isn't quite as awesome. My spicy chicken sandwich wasn't particularly spicy and the pasta salad was drenched in its dressing. Not cool. I wouldn't go here for the food alone, though I'm sure the appetizers would go well with the ales.

Waddell's, then, is a great place for a beer. Go there for that.