Major Hoopple's Riverbed Café 1930 Columbus Road, 216-575-0483.
Perched on the far western edge of the Flats, grittily cheerful Major Hoopple's is a favorite bar among older blue-collar workers and younger social climbers alike. Its charms are obvious: good food, a low-key vibe, and great blues. But it has an added perk more common to overpriced restaurants than low-rent taverns: a view to kill for. A window behind the bar reveals a downtown skyline so glittering, so romantic, you'd think you were dreaming. Or maybe just drunk.