The best after-work bars have something for everyone—a strong beer list, well-made cocktails and wines by the glass. The Gage offers all of these, as well as great bar snacks. Order Scotch eggs, PBR-battered fried pickles and wild boar poutine to soak up the booze and ensure you won’t be hungover for work the next day.
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