SweetWater Brewing Company

SweetWater kicked off the local artisan brewery movement in 1997 and has single-handedly put the Southeast on the map for beer lovers. Eight bucks gets you a souvenir glass and six five-ounce pours of seasonal brews and standbys such as 420 and IPA. (Designated drivers can get a free plastic cup for six one-ounce pours.) Live music from April to October and a good-looking crowd enhance the feeling of goodwill that sets in around pour number four. Hello, weekend.