2. Publick House: This pub specializes in cuisine à la bière — essentially cooking with and pairing food with beer. Try the mussels steamed in a variety of beer-based broths. And, obviously, you'll need to wash it all down with some tasty Belgian beers. 1648 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-277-2880.
(Zara Tzanev for the Boston Globe)