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:: Best of 2010 - #51-100 Top Bars in the USA

Location: Multiple Locations  New York  NY  usa  10003
Event Date: 1/17/2011
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image#51 - Ash Street Saloon - Portland, OR - Killer rock bar with great live music seven nights a week, really good bar food, a nice selection of cheap beers and drinks, and crowds that appreciate their music as much as anybody.
#52 - The Daily Pint - Santa Monica, CA - Great scotch, whiskey and beer selections are reasons to check out The Daily Pint. The friendly crowds and great bar games are reasons to stay all night (they have shuffleboard, pool tables, foosball).
#53 - Pure Nightclub - Las Vegas, NV - Once the undisputed king of Vegas nightclubs, Pure is still holding up as one of the world's greatest. This mega-club has some of Vegas's hottest crowds and best entertainment week in and week out.
#54 - Avenue - New York, NY - Avenue is one of the city's finest clubs/lounges from the sexy, upscale décor to the fantastic music playing in every room, to the professional doormen and servers, and the hottest club crowd in the NYC. Avenue truly defines class.
#55 - Green Mill Cocktail Lounge - Chicago, IL - Classic jazz lounge with beautiful décor and a rich history that includes a candlelit picture of Al Capone behind the bar. This is a place where you go to enjoy music and cocktails. Not talking (it's not allowed actually).
#56 - Bleacher Bar - Boston, MA - Located right in the heart of Fenway Park, literally, Bleacher Bar has a lot of great beers on tap, lots of TVs, delicious food, and the best environment you can get for a Red Sox game without actually being in the stands. (Bleacher Bar is actually located beneath the center field bleachers)
#57 - Ghostbar - Las Vegas, NV - It has been one of the best bar's in Vegas for as long as we can remember and it is again this year. Located at the top of The Palms Casino, the views, décor, and crowd are second-to-none in Sin City. If you have never been to Vegas, Ghostbar should be one of your first stops.
#58 - Mac's Club Deuce Bar & Grill - Miami Beach, FL - The best dive bar in Miami Beach is also one of the best bars in all of Miami Beach. Mac's has that real, neighborhood feel that most of the high-end nightlife spots lack in the area. Pool tables, jukebox, cheaper drinks, and real people getting real wasted -- truly a gem.
#59 - Blind Tiger Ale House - New York, NY - Killer beer bar that hosts beers from across the country and the world on their rotating taps, and in bottles. It is always packed at Blind Tiger and it is obviously why -- reasonable prices, GREAT beer, clean/sleek décor, and very good food.
#60 - Sports Column - Denver, CO - The premier sports bar in Denver has an incredible amount of TVs, the best sports crowds in the city, a history unlike any other sports spot in Denver, and is only a few steps from Coors Field. The rooftop patio, multiple bar games, and daily drink specials only add to our love for the SC.
#61 - Heroes Bar & Grill - Fullerton, CA - Fun bar with a HUGE selection of tap beers that are served in 32 ounce mugs, lots of flat screen TVs, free peanuts that are shelled right on the floor, a cool outside patio, and some of Fullerton's most fun crowds.
#62 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle is a divey, neighborhood bar that specializes in live music every night of the week. Drinks are cheap and cover is very reasonable. They have a pool table, photo booth, and video games, but the real attraction here is the great live music and cheap drinks in a fun, little bar.
#63 - Bob & Barbara's - Philadelphia, PA - classic Philly rock n roll, dive joint that offers patrons the best drink special in the city: $3 for a Pabst Blue Ribbon + a shot of Jim Beam. Think of badass bartenders, a rockin jukebox, cheap beer, and occasional live jazz and you have Bob and Barbara's.
#64 - The Rathskellar - State College Pa - College bar that has been helping Penn Staters get smashed for as long as we can remember. Divey. Loud. Dirty. No Food. Live Music. Cash Only. Basically, college.
#65 - McGillin's Olde Ale House - Philadelphia, PA - Oldest drinking establishment in all of Philadelphia that specializes in great beer and food, local crowds and a killer jukebox in a bar that brings patrons back in time. Great events throughout the year really put them over the top.
#66 - The Abbey - Hollywood, CA - Super popular gay bar and lounge with good music, great food and drinks, and some of the best lounge crowds in the area -- HUGE place that is more of a club-lounge with a bar's vibe
#67 - Bar Anticipation - Lake Como, NJ - Wild shore bar that is the place to be on most summer nights, whether it is to see a great band on a Saturday night or to come out for their famous "reverse happy hour" on a weeknight. Bar A is truly a Jersey Shore gem.
#68 - Horse Brass Pub - Portland, OR - Traditional English-style pub that serves delicious English/American food and some of the world's finest pints. The beer selection is memorable and the staff makes you feel like you are family.
#69 - Pat O'Brien's Bar -- New Orleans, LA - Pat O'Briens is the home of "the hurricane" drink that has become synonymous with New Orleans. This entertainment complex includes a piano bar, a huge outside patio with a beautiful fountain, and a main bar decorated with hanging beer steins and photos of some New Orleans favorite characters.
#70 - The Wit Hotel Rooftop - Chicago, IL - Once you get off the elevator you immediately notice their chic, modern decor and the incredible view of Chicago from the huge outside rooftop lounge. They have fireplaces and heat lamps outside so the party never stops on top of The Wit, even in the middle of winter!
#71 - Govnr's Park - Denver, CO - Sleek, modern tavern and lounge with a huge outside patio, cheap drinks and specials nightly, 30 giant TVs, top-notch food, and a venue that is both beautiful and classy yet still laid-back and fun.
#72 - Scholz Garten - Austin -- TX - This German beer bar and outside biergarten is a one of a kind pitstop off the UT campus. Excellent beer and energetic, fun crowds are what make Scholz Garten so unique. Great spot for UT sporting events also -- decent TV spread and lots of proud UT fans to celebrate the game with.
#73 -- The Tilted Kilt - Scottsdale, AZ -- Hot bartenders in kilts serving beer, wings, and burgers in a bar with tons of TV's and great music...."Yes please". The tilted kilt franchise is expanding across the US and this location is one of the best!
#74 - Tiki-Ti Cocktail Lounge - Los Angeles CA - Tiki inspired dive bar with great tropical drinks, laid back patrons, and a totally different feeling than any other place in the area. If you want to get whisked away to another place, head to Tiki-Ti.....make sure to bring cash though. No credit cards.
#75 - Golden Gopher - Los Angeles, CA - Very cool lounge and bar that is a nice changeup from standing in lines, dropping names, etc. The drink prices are affordable, the décor is sleek and comfortable, there is a nice smoking patio, and they have a photo booth....which is always a bonus.
#76 -- Good Night Irene's Brew Pub -- Wildwood, NJ - Irene's specializes in beer. Great, seasonal beer that always changes. The food menu is amazing for bar food (thanks to the wood-burning over), the servers are knowledgeable and very friendly, they have TONS of TVs, a great jukbox, and daily specials and live entertainment that always have the scene jamming year-round.
#77 - The Edison - Los Angeles, CA - Classy jazz and blues lounge housed in a huge building with beautiful décor that celebrates the blending of science, art, and industry. They make strong drinks, including Absinthe cocktails, feature great live entertainment (burlesque shows), delicious food, and some of the most fun crowds in LA. The Edison is a "must-see" kind of place.
#78 - Rockhouse Bar & Nightclub - Las Vegas, NV - we don't know what it is about Rockhouse, but the community can't get enough. Maybe it is the cheap drinks and shots, amazing street location, loud music, or the hot chicks bartending that make this bar-nightclub so popular. Whatever it is, don't stop doing it Rockhouse!
#79 - BAR - New Haven, CT - Patrons flock to bar for their micro-brew beers, brick oven pizzas, free pool, live music, great DJs, and the game on all the big screens. Perhaps the best thing about BAR is the diversity from room to room - brewpub, bar, and club all under one roof!
#80 - Stout NYC - New York, NY - This wonderful Irish Pub is located right next to Penn Station/MSG and has everything any good bar needs: great beer on tap, excellent food, tons of TVs, fun and friendly crowds, and DJs on weekends. This is no corner bar though - Stout is very big and spans several different rooms, while keeping the comfortable feeling of a small pub.
#81 - Zeppelin Hall & Biergarten - Jersey City, NJ - "An authentic European style Biergarten, which is a huge restaurant with both indoor and outdoor spaces where hundreds of guests gather under the trees and stars to drink beer, eat and socialize. Biergartens have been an important part of the social lives of Europeans for hundreds of years." Now there is a great one right in Jersey City, USA.
#82 - Death & Co - New York, NY - One of the finest lounges in the city that celebrates life's simple pleasures with fine wine, exquisitely crafted cocktails, beautifully prepared food, and impeccable sipping spirits.
#83 - The Republic - San Francisco, CA - This upscale sports bar has the great beer selection that you expect from a watering hole in San Fran, but also has incredible food, lots of TVs, and some of the rowdiest sports crowds you will find in the area. Make sure to check out their bottomless Mimosa's!
#84 - The Slidebar Rock-n-Roll Cafe - Fullerton, CA - One of the most happening spots in Downtown Fullerton. Known for its music and Sunday brunch, this place is great. Expect a line on the weekends.
#85 - ChurchKey - Washington, DC - Incredible gastropub and lounge specializing in amazing craft beer -- lots of TVs and TONS of taps. The food is absolutely incredible, the bar itself is gorgeous, and it sits on top of one of the city's finest cocktail lounges for all you martini lovers (Birch & Barley).
#86 - Bar One: Beer & Wine Parlour: Hollywood, CA - Happy hour until 9PM - wine and beer only but it is CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP. Incredible drink specials every night that would make you think you were on your old college campus -- not in North Hollywood.
#87 - Toronado, San Diego CA - the 2nd beer bar from the Toronado family may even be as good as the San Francisco original (but that is just not possible). 50+ taps, 100's of bottles, servers with unlimited beer knowledge. The Toronado franchise knows that we love beer, and they make sure not to disappoint.
#88 - McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon @ Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA - Located right at Citizens Bank Park, there is no sports bar that brings you closer to the action without actually being there. When the Phillies play, or any Philly sports teams for that matter, this bar packs em in. They have TONS of TVs, an outside patio and bar, hot beer/shot girls, decent bar food, and DJs/Live Acts.
#89 - Good Time Charley's - Ann Arbor MI - Rockin' college bar with an extensive cocktail/shot menu that is sure to put even the most dedicated drinker on their back. They serve giant fishbowl drinks, have a nice outside patio, and above average bar food. Good Time Charley's is definitely a landmark.
#90 - The Trailer Park Lounge - New York, NY - There is a trailer in the middle of New York City, and it must be checked out immediately. This trailer is decorated ludicrously, its menu consists of burgers, sandwiches, chili, and tater tots (to name a few specialties), and the scene inside is jumping.
#91 - The Albatross Pub - Berkeley CA - Fun college pub with tons of board games, pool, darts, trivia, free popcorn, occasional live music, and an excellent selection of beers and spirits.
#92 - Dirty Bill's - Austin, TX - Dirty Bill's is a 6th street staple that is grungy, divey and just flat out awesome. They host some great live bands all week and are known as one of the better places to get ripped in Austin.
#93 - Zeitgeist San Francisco, CA - Edgy dive-bar with kick-ass drinks and food and perhaps the best beer garden in all of San Fran. The bartenders can be rude and short, but that is how real people act….no fakeness here. The outside patio is what separates Zeitgeist from all the other great bars in the area that have great food and beer/drinks.
#94 - Gypsy Bar - Boston, MA - Sleek bar/lounge with high-style décor and luxurious amenities. Gypsy brings all the great music, dance space, and hot crowds from the club and intertwines them perfectly with an upscale bar.
#95 - Rockit Bar & Grill - Chicago, IL - Modern American bar with incredible burgers, fries and bloody marys……and good music, lots of TV's, and fun crowds. The décor is sleek, modern, and remarkable…designed by Nate Berkus of the Oprah Winfrey show.
#96 - McGovern's Tavern - Newark, NJ - McGovern's is what every neighborhood bar should be: friendly, affordable, and of course fun. Their food is great for bar food (burgers, wings, fries, etc) and the crowds are mixed between locals and Rutgers/NJIT students. This bar has been in this location for a long time and with their loyal following and great service it probably is not going anywhere anytime soon.
#97 - Good Dog Bar & Restaurant - Philadelphia, PA - users could not get enough of Philadephia bars this year, and Good Dog was one of them. Craft beer, great jukebox and some of the best bar food EVER (Burgers, Mac N Cheese, Cheesesteak Empanadas…featured on "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives") in a small, multi-floored neighborhood bar.
#98 - LIV Nightclub at Fontainebleau - Ultra-exclusive lounge and high-energy nightclub that brings together the hottest, best dressed crowds in Miami Beach and the hottest DJs, celebs, and guest appearances imaginable. LIV is 30,000 sq ft of outrageous luxury crammed into a club.
#99 - The Globe - Athens, GA - One of the finest pubs in the country, The Globe is a landmark in Athens for professors, students, beer/wine/scotch lovers, and anyone who just really likes a good bar. Food is good for bar food, and the drink selection is out of this world.
#100 - Red Square - Las Vegas, NV - This elegant, Red Russian-inspired bar, lounge, and restaurant provides patrons with a luxurious ambiance and fine dining while sipping some of the world's best vodkas (frozen, infusions, martinis, and Russian-inspired cocktails).
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