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post #46 of 67
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The Store, Chicago IL

I always seem to end up there after hours with friends who work in some of the nicer restaurants in the area. cant say its made an impression on me good or bad.

For me in chicago, my money is on the maproom. fantastic beer selection thats heavily rotated... and its surprisingly inexpensive.
post #47 of 67
Baltimore - The Rendezvouz Lounge (aka "The 'Vouz") Glorious dive that's cheaper than dirt cheap, half the walls are kicked in, patrons' dogs roam around off the leash... Always a good time. Pittsburgh - Duke's (closed) Cheap, surreal, crazy clientele, pizza could be ordered from the pizza shop nextdoor through this little hole in the wall (literally), the bartender looked like The Rock... One night I walked in and the entire bar of bikers and weirdos was silently watching Lord of the Rings on the TV. Even the women's bathroom was completely vandalized. Great jukebox. Demolished and gone now.
post #48 of 67
Bartender making ice for us at my favorite bar:
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post #49 of 67
Are lounges allowed on this list?
Raines Law Room, nyc
Pour house, Vancouver
Ichikura, Beijing - japanese ran scotch bar in BJ, which I assume is the story behind impolyt's bar but in seoul?
post #50 of 67
As others have said, Miller's Pub is neat. They do a damn fine Reuben. Plymouth is pretty cool, simply for the view, but it's really just a floating Applebees. I used to like this place in the South Loop called Manhattan's, but I guess I just stopped going there and then it lost it's magic.

On the West Side of Chicago, I really liked Mr. Brown's Lounge, this new Jamaican-Reggae bar that took over the old space of a Ukrainian restaurant. Archie's, the original old man bar, is the dive bar of all dive bars. All in all, though, my favorite was High Dive. It's awfully trendy, but I had a lot of fun there hanging out with my friends, and that's what it's really all about.
post #51 of 67
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Ichikura, Beijing - japanese ran scotch bar in BJ, which I assume is the story behind impolyt's bar but in seoul?

Pretty much, exactly? Concept needs more milking but it's a great thing they're doing and I think they make something off it, at least off cocktails they make.
post #52 of 67
Oh my god. I forgot about Skylark. How the hell did I do that? It's on south Halsted in a rough neighborhood of Chicago but it's the best. It looks like the basement of an old Catholic school, the jukebox only has folk music and old country. No televisions. Two dollar PBR pints. It's super kitschy and very poorly lit. Three dollars for a big basket of tater tots. Five if you want the dipping sauces. The food is all around pretty good two.
post #53 of 67
Two faves both in the Fairmont Empress

Bengal Lounge:



The Library (sadly used for tea service now...I used to drink a lot of scotch here...)

post #54 of 67
Hello all,

Thanks for this great question/ thread. (so hard to choose one single answer.).

My favorite bar, is a small bar in Northern Spain called "La Catedral"...or "The Cathedral". It is owned and operated by two women, (A couple I think). They serve wine and beer, along with a few appetizers. The wine list is written on a chalk board. There are for or five tables inside, and 3 outside. Sometimes, the owners climb through a large window to serve you...(it is a conveniant way to go in and out, without walking around all the tables.

The Bar is just one of several restaurants in a plaza in a small town in spain, where the main attraction is the cathedral.

I really like many of the bar's... in plaza's in europe...because you can sit and watch people walk across the plaza...and if you see someone you know walking past.....you can get up from your seat, take your wine glass, and go and greet them.

I used to sit in a chair at the aforementioned bar, staring at the cathedral towers, listening to european bankers blame the US for their banking problems, and watch italian and british tourists walk around taking pictures.

here is the cathedral that it is under

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedr...lvador,_Oviedo.



-peace.
post #55 of 67
there's only one right answer for me. Snake and Jakes in New Orleans. It's a dump. it was a dive when i started going there many years ago, now it's a certifiable dump. And I love it there because of it.

You can still smoke inside and they still serve Schlitz. CHEAP. They have shit liquor and cheap-ass beer and you're at the bartender's mercy as far as music goes, but the atmosphere is tops.

post #56 of 67
how would an oriental guy fare in there, dave?
post #57 of 67
you'd be fine. without question. the neighborhood around it is WAY more dangerous than the bar itself.
post #58 of 67
fuck yeah uptown..
post #59 of 67
The Riverfront - Leon County, FL. An absolute blast in its heyday. A great mixture of college kids, rednecks, fishermen, lumberjacks, etc... Had a hiphop side and a country side. Great house band. Four people died there in three years, though, so people stopped going.

O'Maddy's in St. Pete - another great mix of people - bikers, dykes, law students, Eckerd College kids, Russians, hoodrats, and mullet fisherman.

The Sip & Dip in Great Falls, MT. A tiki bar in Montana. Has a mermaid.

Bird's in Tallahassee. Best burger in town. Cheap oysters.
post #60 of 67
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there's only one right answer for me. Snake and Jakes in New Orleans. It's a dump. it was a dive when i started going there many years ago, now it's a certifiable dump. And I love it there because of it. You can still smoke inside and they still serve Schlitz. CHEAP. They have shit liquor and cheap-ass beer and you're at the bartender's mercy as far as music goes, but the atmosphere is tops.
Isn't Snake and Jakes the bar where they will serve you for free if you're naked? Still, quite far down on my list of favorite New Orleans bars. Way too close to Tulane. Mimi's, Circle Bar, Napoleon House, Pal's, Saturn Bar, Mother in Law Lounge (still open?), Molly's..... What a great drinking town.
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