Apologies for treading on the Daily Heights' turf, but I couldn't resist mentioning a thoroughly enjoyable bar that's just opened tonight on Washington and Park. The place was so new that you could smell the fresh paint and sheetrock, and the bartender told me they'd "opened an hour ago" at 10:50 pm. There's a big three-sided bar up front and a few tables to the side, with more seating up some stairs in the back. They don't have a sign up yet, but the place will be called "Washington Commons" as soon as they do.
The new joint offers a wide selection of beers on tap, with an emphasis on the Belgian and Belgian-inspired varieties, including the world's silliest beer, Kwak (note the serving glass, which gives the impression that your draught might turn you into Mr. Hyde). The beers were $5, which may be an opening-night special, but seemed reasonable enough for the fancy stuff they were serving. I don't know if they intend to keep it, but the minimalist, unfinished decor works nicely for the space.
In sum, go grab a beer at Washington Commons this weekend.