109 W. Main St.
Charlottesville, Va.

This is the place that birthed the Dave Matthews Band (Dave himself used to bartend here), but don't hold that against the joint. Low-key, with a great beer selection, decent food, and a jam band-free jazz night on Wednesdays, Miller's is also home to an outdoor patio so peaceful on a summer's night that you might even be inspired to write your own violin-backed soft rock. [Website: millersdowntown.com]