Beer director Greg Engert put together a diverse lineup of 50 draft beers broken into seven flavor categories, predominantly but not exclusively Belgian. If they don't come from Belgium, though, they're generally Belgian style. Then there are 300 by the bottle and a nearly-as-impressive wine list. It all goes well with the hearty Flemish countryside fare from executive chef Peter Smith. The two-level space features a dark, cozy downstairs bar and dining room, with a wooden-adorned beer hall vibe upstairs.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: Beer is the attraction here, of course. Order a few small draft pours until you find your wheelhouse, whether it's a 10 percent ABV beast like a roasty Brasserie Caracole Nostradamus or a lighter blond classic like De Ranke XX Bitter.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Can't find this place? There's actually a small alleyway leading off the street you'll need to walk down, with the Sovereign awaiting you at its back end.