When you and your friends are heading to a show at Underground Arts, but need to eat before a night of dancing, Roy Pitz Barrel House - an enormous brew pub just down the street - is here for you. The colorful mural-covered space is full of communal tables, high tops, and bar stools and can handle just about any size party with room to spare. All of the upscale bar food they serve is good, but the burger and fried brussels sprouts are where you should start.
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Prohibition Tap Room
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Elixr’s huge coffee roastery in Callowhill is a great place to get work done, especially after doing one of their “coffee omakases.”
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