All-City is one of my favorite newer-ish companies out of Minneapolis, a great city for bikes. Their Space Horse offering is a sleek stallion you can take pretty much anywhere and do pretty much anything with. As a cyclist who live in the city and can't afford a plethora of awesome bikes, but fancies himself a good tour every now and then, you can't find a bike much better than the Space Horse.
You can throw fenders, front racks, back racks, and some pretty fat tires on this thing. And, like a traditional touring bike with semi-horizontal dropouts, you can always strip this bad boy down and ride it fixed or as a single speed.