"Bar-Bar," as the locals call it, is both neighborhood dive bar and destination hip spot. But don't expect to see sawdust on the floor. Large, supper club-style semi-circle booths and wide, comfortable barstools give this joint class. Most regulars seem to prefer their beer served in the can, although there's a healthy selection of drafts available on tap and the well drinks are often stiff. Remember to pump a few tunes through the eclectic jukebox (Pixies, Aerosmith, and Hank Williams in just a few flips!) and shoot a few rounds of pool in the back. Come back often enough and the bartender might start calling you by name.
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