Reminiscent of a European pub, Hopleaf excels in both an incredibly diverse array of drafts (local microbrews are side by side with Dutch saison and Italian fruit beer) and comfort food worth the predictably long wait. It’s a beacon of this family-friendly neighborhood and draws crowds accordingly.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: Something Belgian, especially if you’re getting the fries. (You’re getting the fries.)
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Come dinnertime, the place is jammed. Pace yourself with the appropriate ABV, depending on your wait.