The neon cold beer sign high above Rockville’s last remaining
roadhouse is a beacon for thirsty travelers looking for something livelier
(and grittier) than the many chains lining the Pike. No-frills is an
understatement: The beer is basic, the wine is boxed, and $1.50 buys a
large bag of Utz pretzels, should you work up an appetite over pinball or
pool. Saturday nights can bring a younger party crowd, but weekdays lean
toward the regulars—many of whom were born, like the bar, in the 1950s.
Insider tip: The tavern sells six-packs of beer to go as well as singles
for $1.50. Open daily.