The restaurant: Tap 42, 1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; tap42.com. A true gastropub, Tap 42 elevates bar food to a refined level without pretension, and its craft beer selection is among the very best in South Florida.
The table: 22. This six-top is perfect for a pre-theater dinner or post-dinner nosh with craft beer. It’s an ideal perch because of its view of the dining room, bar and patio.
Nearby theater: The Vanguard, 1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale.
Playing next week: “The Book of Liz,” by Amy and David Sedaris, opens Friday and runs through June 28; $35 ($40 opening), vanguardarts.org.