An unlikely hidden gem, the Northeast Social is known for serving one of the best half-pound beef burgers in town—with a nice price of $5 during happy hour—and a great hand-picked drinks list to match. With an incredible selection of art—most of which is owned by local patrons and created by some of the cities most notorious names—this is a spot void of any pretense. As a local’s go-to spot, the food is just as tasty as the conversations overheard. It’s also the atmosphere on the block that makes this restaurant so special; right off of University and 13th Ave, The Northeast Social calls well-known destinations like the Rogue Buddha Gallery, the Ritz Dolls Theatre and the 331 Club (which holds one of the best Trivia nights in the city) neighbors. You'll get a good dose of ritual here. A long-standing tradition is the communal toast towards the end of the night led by owners Joe Wagner and Sam Bonin who are often spotted delivering meals to tables. The entire staff gets behind the bar with a glass of sparkling wine and after the a bell sounds off, a collective "Social!" is shouted by everyone in the building, followed by the clicking of glasses all over the place—a sweet little ceremony worth taking the trip for.