With the timbered exterior, sprawling castlelike layout, and full suit of armor that greets you upon entry at Capitol Hill's Canterbury Ale and Eats, it's not a stretch to feel as though you've slain dragons or crossed a spike-filled moat just to get through the door. Once safely inside the gates, reap the rewards, for the feudal destination provides more than just an ideal locale for fantasy games. Stocked with shuffleboard, foosball, pool tables, televisions, and one of the best jukeboxes in town, it's a spot where jocks, hipsters, and D&D lovers alike can find common ground. For those times when "the droghte of March hath perced to the roote," folks—fans of Chaucer or not—will find satiation in some of the stiffest drinks the Hill has to offer. Bountiful beverages hold court alongside hearty menu items from scrambles to sandwiches, making this medieval joint a crown jewel. AJA PECKNOLD
Canterbury Ale and Eats 534 15th Ave. E., 206-322-3130.