Make it a point to try Counterpoint in San Diego's Golden Hill neighborhood. This self-described urban tavern is a laid back place to gather with friends and enjoy innovative American cuisine. A seasonal menu is inspired by artisanal and craft goods from beer to cheese. There are always several small plates on the menu, and its fun to order a selection of finger food and share. Some popular items are the pain frites, fried bread spears with a rosemary gorgonzola cheese sauce, and the bacon wrapped dates with a spicy chocolate sauce. IPA lovers will enjoy the craft beer selection, and there are over 20 by the glass wine options. The nondescript location holds a trendy space with a laid back art gallery vibe. Seating can be tight on Friday and Saturday, making it a great weeknight hang out.