The Waiting Room is a rock'n'roll joint done right, with wit and wisdom to spare. The bartenders and the patrons are some of the friendliest, down-to-earth people you can hope to meet, and the drinks and signature shots are fantastic. The Waiting Room carries excellent micro-brews, import and domestic beers, and TJ's pizza. It's also got a pool table, a darts league that meets on Wednesdays and a lovely patio out back. Every Thursday there's Beer League, a beer-tasting club that welcomes aficionados to sample international brews. Make sure to check out the beautiful hardwood counter -- it was fashioned from historic pocket doors.