212 Draper Rd NW
Blacksburg, VA 24060 USA
This place has a great atmosphere (except for the smoking), and has a great beer selection. They're carrying the brand-new Shooting Creek local brews among others.
The food is about as good as possible… This is one of those places that would have micro-green salads and free range meat if it were on the west coast, but being stuck in Appalachia rather limits what's available and affordable.
Definitely a grad student and postdoc hangout. Relaxed and fun.