Pendleton Heights was the most interesting for me. In some places it feels like it's struggling to become a new midtown, with a community garden (that has a padlock on its water pump), but in other area's it feels unapologetic for it's deteriorating state. It feels like most people are ok with scraping a living out of the area (almost quite literally in the areas where people have scraped their names into concrete), while others are desperately trying to improve it.
Yet it seems to be going through a little revitalization, it's on a cute little eclectic rise. With Local Pig and Pigwich leading the way in drawing people in for high quality local food. A couple other businesses in the area have the same feel.
Nick and I have yet to visit Knuckleheads, but I've been there once before. It's a fun po-dunk place where everyone seems to have a bud light and bob in there neck to the live jam music. It has a distinct blue collar feel, where a rich snobs would clearly not be welcome, but if you've still got dust on clothes from your hard day at work nobody gives a shit. You're here for good time, so is everybody else, so lets have a beer.