Twenty- to 30-somethings crowd into this postmodern space for bar cuisine, daily drink specials and people-watching.. In Short A sleek, industrial interior complete with exposed pipes and Cream City brick, Lava adds to the trendy North Avenue bar scene. Most noteworthy is the second-story outdoor balcony, which provides excellent street views and people-watching. The diverse menu caters to a variety of tastes and appetites; look for roasted garlic-rubbed chicken, Black Angus filet mignon and caramel-apple pie. Traditional bar fare, like wings and nachos, is also available.