Grab a board game and sip a brew while listening to live tunes at this East Bay watering hole.. In Short Antique lamps spread a dim light over shiny, wood-paneled walls and round tables. There's a fireplace, pool table and six dart lanes in the back. Classical and jazz music plays over the loudspeakers; on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, there's free live music. Cheese plates and inexpensive, unlimited popcorn are available. It's more a place for good conversation than drunken revelry.