COMMENT OF THE DAY: AND THE NEXT NEW HOT SPOT WILL BE UNCLE JOE’S CLUB ON HILLCROFT “. . . My problem is that it is getting harder and harder to find places that are ‘unbeautiful.’ I want a bar, not a drinking experience. It’s not a hard formula: old building + inexpensive spirits – interior design planning = bar. I guess I’ll just have to stick to Uncle Joe’s and stay away from downtown altogether from now on.” [Brad, commenting on Leon’s Lounge Takes a Turnover Break]
There are tons of places. Just get the hell out of Midtown and Downtown and you’ll find them!!!!
kjb, this is one of the rare times when you and I are in total agreement. Toast!
Shamrock Inn on Gessner. Fun dive!
Jimmie’s Ice House – the original White Oak Watering Hole.
I am dying to know more about this Uncle Joe’s Club, since I live about five minutes south of there. I’d never heard of it, and neither had Yelp. They seem to know about all the dive bars! What’s the story??
Warren’s, which is downtown (on Market Square), is EXACTLY the bar you describe as your ideal. Been around for decades, cozy, unpretentious, and cheap ($4 a drink). Also, the strongest pour you will find anywhere in the city. Seriously, if you drop more than $20 in there, call a cab.
Does anyone on here remember Uncle Joe’s when it used to be Gabs in the early 1980’s?