The Mariner hosts a variety of musical acts, but the every-other-Sunday acid jazz jam remains the must-hear attraction. Led by Kim Stone — the former Spyro Gyra and the Rippingtons bassist whose current band, A New Brain for Arnie, released an impressive debut album last November — the improvisational musicianship can get positively transcendent.
Happy hour: Monday-Friday, 5-7 p.m.
The goods: 50 cents off all drinks
Best value: "Our microbrews."
Regarded as a major Manitou music venue, the Mariner's a good bet for a pint and anything from a po-boy to a burger, pizza or homemade soups. Wednesday is half-off pizza day; Monday, half-off burger day. The Reuben with a secret "captain's sauce" is a go-for item.