The Beacon

Local crooner John Molina, frontman of Krueger, is the face of this new bar, where his band plays live sets three times a night, six nights a week (Sunday is their day of rest). If you need a fix of rousing live music to take your mind off work, this is a decent spot in a rather bar-scarce part of town. Unwind with classic light Italian bites like fresh margherita pizza ($16) and prosciutto with rockmelon ($16), or more dessert-y treats like risotto with almonds and strawberries ($20). This being a bit of a boy’s club, expect to see many, many pints of beer on a typical night, although the bar specializes in fruity martinis.