The Shipwreck Tavern is dark and wood-paneled, with a balcony. There's an emblem on the wall: a yellow shield emblazoned with an axe, like a coat of arms. In fact, if you remove the nets stapled to the balcony and the porthole mirrors, the Shipwreck seems more like a medieval meadery than a pirate bar. But they get a pass: The jukebox is bad-ass and the beer selection damn good. Rainier tall boys are $3.50, as are domestic pints like Rolling Rock, Budweiser, or Bud Light. Fancier beers like Rogue Dead Guy, Manny's or Pilsner Urquell are only $4.50. The Shipwreck is the perfect place to have a couple beers before you go out to slay Grendel. Beowulf was, after all, a Viking.