It was the night before Thanksgiving, which historically calls for a cold one with familiar faces at your local pub.
Fox News Digital staff revealed their best choices at restaurants and pubs in the neighborhood that they can drop by when it’s time to head home for the holidays.
From Wisconsin to Tennessee, Florida and beyond, here are the ponds where “everyone knows” our names.
East Troy House – East Troy, Wisconsin
East Troy House was established in 1836 and is said to be Wisconsin’s oldest inn. The restaurant offers a wide variety of brews, a fish fry Friday at. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., and apparently has a “haunted history.”
Old Neighborhood Pub – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Old Neighborhood Pub is a place for solid food and spirits. The pub’s “Wings Wednesday” seems to be popular with regulars.
Flying Squirrel – Chattanooga, Tennessee
“Great food, great atmosphere,” says one of Fox News’ lifestyle reporters. The Flying Squirrel describes itself as a bar / restaurant in the neighborhood with “a killer weekend brunch.”
Crackers Bar & Grill – Crystal River, Florida
The bar outside Crackers Bar & Grill features live music and is located on the water in a “super small town in Florida.” The menu’s specials range from oysters to mussels, fried spicy snapper and gator sausage.
O’Malley’s on Main – Seal Beach, California
O’Malleys on Main Street is an “authentic Irish pub” serving traditional Irish favorites and American comfort food. A Fox News editor describes his mood: “Lovely people, great drinks, good time and everyone knows where to meet without having to coordinate.”
UP on the Roof – Greenville, South Carolina
Stop by this rooftop terrace in Greenville to enjoy stunning views with a handmade cocktail or craft beer in hand.
Granville Moore’s – Washington, DC
This “cozy” Belgian bar has excellent mussels and ales plus a friendly staff.
George’s – Iowa City, Iowa
George’s is known for its cheeseburgers, hot nuts and good happy hours, according to the site’s Facebook page.
Cleo’s Brown Beam Tavern – Appleton, Wisconsin
Hit Cleo’s Brown Beam for winter-themed cocktails and decorations that get you in the holiday spirit.
The Violet Hour – Chicago, Illinois
Enjoy a pre-ban cocktail in style at The Violet Hour – located in Windy City, in the heart of Wicker Park.
Vanguard Wine Bar – New York City
Vanguard is a wine bar serving small plates in a relaxed atmosphere.
The 35er – Pasadena, California
Go into The 35er to watch the game and have a drink. A DJ spins every Friday and Saturday at this hometown pub.
The Heidelberg – Columbia, Missouri
Townies has been frequenting “The Berg” since 1963. The place, known for its fried pork loin and German potato salad, also has happy hour and BOGO app offerings Monday through Friday.
Shannon’s Bayshore – Long Beach, California
The friendly bar Shannon’s Bayshore offers a great atmosphere, drinks and a jukebox to play tunes.
Whistlers Inn – Cinnaminson, New Jersey
Whistlers Inn has a small town atmosphere with a popular bar scene. Enjoy the award-winning grill menu or watch the big game over a few cold pints.
The Reel – East Rockaway, New York
This waterfront community offers live music, a seafood menu and great cocktails.