The Whining Pig has amassed a mini-empire of craft beer and wine bars across the Valley. But we're partial to stopping into the downtown location for a brew before catching a concert or game. Chalkboard-painted walls, funky lights, and the voluminous list of hundreds of craft beers and wines available for purchase all add to the appeal. There are also board and card games within easy reach and a bar made entirely of pennies. If you're feeling peckish, check the freshest chalk for a list of the food specials. The gourmet grilled cheeses, stuffed with the likes of fig spread, pesto, and goat cheese, are real winners.