Eli Cannon's Tap Room sits right on Main Street in a three-story brick building. The bar and dining area -- which are very dark, even on a sunny afternoon -- are crowded with funky paraphernalia: old tin signs, an accordion, and so forth.
Out back, though, there's a brick patio with lots of tables, so that's where my brother and I had a late-afternoon lunch. The food menu is good and the beer list even better: There are 33 ales and lagers on tap.
We both had Widmer Brothers X-114 Rotator IPAs (ain't that a mouthful), a darn good India Pale Ale with moderate bitterness and a nice citrus bite. At 6.2 percent alcohol by volume, it was the perfect beverage not only for the bright, hot afternoon but for washing down my excellent Coolio Burger -- a veggie burger with cucumbers and roasted red peppers slathered in artichoke dip and served on a ciabatta roll, with a side of cajun-style onion rings ($9).