The Ginger Man
Do yourself a favor and skip the fratty crowds at Brian O'Neill's and save Little Woodrow's for watching the game. To enjoy a few leisurely beers with friends, go directly to The Ginger Man, which is located in a cozy converted house with corners perfect for friendly banter or intense debate. Beer lovers come here for the 75+ ales on tap, darts, and the wonderfully chill back patio (itself as big as the inside bar) with oversize picnic tables for gathering a group or making new friends.
Despite its extensive beer selection, you'll want to opt for a local draft beer if you want to support privately-owned businesses, since this is still a corporate bar. But that offers imbibers the advantage of enjoying a draft Fin du Monde or Blanche de Bruxelles that you might not find anywhere else in the city.