Best Of 2004

Best Bar Hound: Rover, at Dot & Beanie's

At the end of a long night of boozing, Dot & Beanie's rustic, old-world dive bar is the perfect stop -- namely, because Rover, the bar hound, will scare you sober. A sinewy, excitable Doberman, Rover greets you at the door and instantly separates the men from the men-who-have-a-problem-with-scary-ass-looking-dogs-inspecting-the-family-jewels. After getting the once-over, you're definitely ready for a beer -- and a fresh pair of chinos.