East Lake View was a craft beer flyover zone until this brewpub hit the scene last June with a juicy wheat ale flagship, Shark Meets Hipster, that is as tasty as it is clever. Word to the wise: Despite promising beer-geek attributes— growler-to-go service, guest tap takeovers, savvy brewing collaborations with brands such as Intelligentsia—this eager newcomer seems to focus more on being a restaurant than a bar. And an average one at that.

Who’s there: Beer fans of all ages (facial hair optional)

What to order: The six-sample beer flight; veer toward the hoppy stuff