I'm sure I'm going to get ribbed for my semi-kind review of the Pratt Street Ale House, which recently replaced the Wharf Rat. Here's an excerpt:
The renovations turned the charming Wharf Rat into the streamlined Pratt Street Ale House. Plenty of character was lost in the process, but I think the Ale House will appeal to a much wider audience....
I already got an e-mail from one reader, who said:
You were kind in your review – the place could be in an airport in Des Moines, Iowa and no one would know the difference. At least the beers are still available – but the hand pumps were gone when I stopped in.