The Vortex Café and Yard is part of the the Vortex performing arts space. This café, a secluded hangout, is one where you can sit back and work on your laptop while you sip on that cold pint. The patio area is much preferred with its comfortable seating and is also open to rentals and private parties. Regular events held here include musical performances, classes and much more. On the food and drinks front, the menu offers a modest selection of beer, spirits and sandwiches. Make sure you catch their happy hours.