Yeah, I know what you mean. But I've been to a few bars that have awesome food. if you guys play Renny, and I think you're planning to, and want a bite to eat afterwards, you gotta go to McKoy's. It's a (air)"biker"(/air)bar that has awesome food. I mean awesome. And it's pretty damn close to Renny.
It ain't a hole in the wall, really. Just a good place to drink good beer. They've got a really good selection. The one thing is their food. It ain't so good. But they've got good beer, and Whisk(e)y, too.
I'm much more of a "find a place I like and stick to it guy". Generally speaking, if I say "the bar" these days, I'm talking about Freeman's Pub, which is about 3 blocks from the house. It's cool, the only time they ever ask what I want to drink is if they ever (rarely) run out of what I usually drink. They just bring me good tasty beer when I walk in.