Best Reason Not to Blow Up the Flats

The River's Edge

When the barmaid tells you they serve most every kind of beer, what she means is "regular," "lite," and that Dutch one. Such are the simple pleasures of the River's Edge, the Flats bastion of classic rock and big honking draft beers, which has refused to change with the times. While the rest of the East Bank reverted from a vibrant party place to the post-industrial wasteland whence it sprang, the River's Edge weathered the changes with unflagging dignity -- and the same decor and crowd. Which, along with those wonderful big damn beers, makes it worthy of anyone's respect.