This neighborhood bar runs a brisk business despite its workers' curt demeanor.
Catering to the unpretentious, it offers games like pool and darts, as well as a popular beer garden. Dated and dilapidated, ambiance is not the focus at this establishment, but in the warmer months, boisterous crowds enjoy outdoor service.
Although diminutive, the Jefferson Park space accommodates bargain-hungry locals, offering daily grab-bag-style buckets of domestic beers for $10. With varying happy hour deals, including discounts on Miller and Old Style, Ham Tree Inn will please those with simple tastes.
The bar's menu is basic - think classic pub food - and friendly inquiries are met with derision, but maybe that's part of the venue's charm.
Centerstage Reviewer: Sarah Terez Rosenblum