This is what Americans want British pubs to look like, complain visitors from the UK. And it’s true—the well-worn antique furniture and gorgeously rustic interior are way too classy for a real pub (the charming old building is actually the former office of a church). No matter: sitting in a rocking chair by the fire on a winter night at The Black Lab—well, that’s as cozy as it gets. The menu offers an amazing selection of British pub fare including bangers and mash and “sole in its coffin” (fish in a box made of pastry), and the cheddar cheese and ale soup is a cold-weather must. There’s a beautiful private dining room downstairs and a stellar jazz club, Cezanne, upstairs. Just look for the London-style red telephone box on the corner of Montrose and West Main.