If row after row of beer doesn't suffice, which it very likely will, head over to the Biercafé for food from the Italian Market food cart and 16 rotating taps.
My Midwestern roots give me a soft spot for any bar that has meat raffles, Old Style, rice crispy treats and sausage.
Mississippi Avenue has no shortage of alcohol flowing from the many restaurants and bars, but until now it was missing a bottle shop. Although not massive, Bridgetown fills that void with a carefully curated selection.
Sip on hand-craft spirits such as the aptly-named Rain Puddle Vodka while staring down the ginormous distilling equipment. Grab a passport book ($20) for free tasting at other distilleries around town, including New Deal.
Grab some bottles for the road a.k.a. "road pops," or stay and sip on a wit, cider, or ale. The selection here is one of the best for hard-to-find and rare brews in bottle form.
The wine selection out weighs the bottled beer but growlers are also available. Order a snack and park it here on a Saturday afternoon.
Get a waft of the ribs and Meat Piles, even driving by this bottle shop with a tap list that changes daily, sometimes by the hour.