Don't let the Marxist name fool you. Lawrences Bourgeois Pig is far from a refuge for philosophy-spewing beatniks. Instead, the place combines the atmosphere of a European bistro with the comfort of a small-town watering hole. The crowd is a laid-back blend of artists, students and townies, making it a great place to grab a beer or coffee -- and camp out with your laptop (using the free Wi-Fi). And if you're looking for a stiff drink, the Pig offers a host of specialty cocktails with house-infused liquors, along with affordable wine and brews. The interior is intimate, with works by local artists on the walls. Patio seating in the front and the back accommodates smoking while offering a working-class view of Massachusetts Street foot traffic.