willy t flyers
I agree with all of this. Some decent food is nice.Excellent thread. Lots of good suggestions so far.
Obviously, good beer is important.
I like food too. Your food menu need not be overwhelming - just having some apps and a few decent things for lunch is usually ok with me. If you can't do food, at least do snacks. One place I liked had pint glasses of goldfish crackers for a few bucks, and a few other snacks. Then they started making decent sandwiches and salads..
I'll second having a few basics always on hand, and have some beers across the entire ABV scale too. I hate when there are 14 beers, and only two are under 6.9%. Someone else mentioned not being "out" of too many items. I agree. If my second choice is "oh, sorry, we're out of that too", I'm usually not happy with the place.
I like places that let you pick your own flight on a card or chalkboard - that's always cool.