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Tell us about your favorite watering hole
« on: January 11, 2014, 09:07:37 PM »
Something Chris posted on another thread got me to think that we all must have a go to place to go chill and hang out with friends.

What's yours? 

For me and Sheri, we alternate between two.

Finnigan's Wake Irish Pub.  I love this place, they have a whiskey list and you can even do a flight.

http://finniganswake.net

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First Street Draught House.  This is an excellent local place.  It's small, has a ton of beers on tap, and has the best burgers in town.

http://www.firststreetdraughthouse.com

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Re: Tell us, what's your go to place for a few drinks?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 09:10:07 PM »
Storg meets.

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Re: Tell us, what's your go to place for a few drinks?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 09:10:44 PM »
For pedestrian outings to just grab a drink, our new fave is one of the several "Famous" taverns around. $3 for any drink. They don't serve food, but you're welcome to bring your own in, and we have.

http://www.famoustaverns.com/

For a little more upscale with food, it's got to be either Eclipse Bistro ( http://www.eclipsebistro.com/ ) or Jessop's Tavern in Old New Castle ( http://www.jessops-tavern.com/ ).

For close to home bar-restaurant, it's Crabby Dick's. Love that place. ( http://crabby-dicks.com/ )

For *REALLY* good beer and cheap food, no contest - Victory brewery restaurant ( http://www.victorybeer.com/brewpub/ )
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Re: Tell us, what's your go to place for a few drinks?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 09:13:34 PM »
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Re: Tell us, what's your go to place for a few drinks?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 09:16:33 PM »


I have no friends locally.   ;D

Basically, these are places Sheri and I together.  We too have few friends outside of ST...
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Re: Tell us, what's your go to place for a few drinks?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 09:21:16 PM »
I only drink alcholic beverages at multiple day motorcycle meets, rallies or functions where I have a hotel room at the event.
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Re: Tell us, what's your go to place for a few drinks?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2014, 09:46:59 PM »
My girlfriends and I like Whiskers Pub at the Nittany Lion Inn on campus. We usually "pre-game" there prior to dinner at Cafe Laura (the student-run restaurant, also on campus).

Another favorite spot for me and my gal pals is Mad Mex, especially on Mondays when "Big Azz" (22 oz.) margaritas are $5 all night. Those nights typically require me getting picked up at the end of the evening, LOL.
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Re: Tell us, what's your go to place for a few drinks?
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2014, 11:39:49 PM »
My girlfriends and I like Whiskers Pub at the Nittany Lion Inn on campus.

Yeah, one of the few places you can go near downtown without stepping in student vomit. I was kind of partial to Otto's, myself.

Those nights typically require me getting picked up at the end of the evening, LOL.

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Re: Tell us, what's your go to place for a few drinks?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2014, 12:25:59 AM »

Finnigan's Wake Irish Pub.  I love this place, they have a whiskey list and you can even do a flight.



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My local favorite is Two Stones Pub. 25 taps that turn over often including a cask. A great staff that knows beer and food that ranges from pretty good to unusual and outstanding. The fried chicken livers with red beet ketchup are fantastic.

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Re: Tell us, what's your go to place for a few drinks?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2014, 04:02:52 AM »
Sturbridge Coffee House
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Re: Tell us, what's your go to place for a few drinks?
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2014, 05:50:32 AM »
My local favorite is Two Stones Pub. 25 taps that turn over often including a cask. A great staff that knows beer and food that ranges from pretty good to unusual and outstanding. The fried chicken livers with red beet ketchup are fantastic.


I really should have put 2 Stones on my list, as I love going there and will be living <5 minutes from the Naaman's Road location after I move at the end of March. Like... almost walking distance, certainly bicycle distance.

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Re: Tell us, what's your go to place for a few drinks?
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2014, 08:07:23 AM »
Our favorite place to walk to is Mrs. P and Me about a half mile from our place.  It's an old house converted to a bar.  Standard pub fare, decent prices and they offer what we refer to as The Purgatory Room.  That's the back room of the house where they seat all the folks with small children.  It's fantastic!  If you're kid is acting up, everyone else around is either a) understanding and sympathetic or b) gloating because their kid is being good. :lol:

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If we feel like going a little higher-end, we hit Sakura, which does great Japanese.  It's also in walking distance, which is why we'll go there of a Friday instead of Tsukasa of Tokyo (Yoshi's place).
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Re: Tell us, what's your go to place for a few drinks?
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2014, 09:55:33 AM »
I go down to the corner and pound a few Mad Dog 20/20's with this guy.

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Re: Tell us, what's your go to place for a few drinks?
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2014, 10:51:01 AM »
Spending quite a few weekends in bars for work, my favorite place is the bar in my basement. I'm hosting two rehearsals today and making stew. Plus my son gets to sit and get served kiddie cocktails. :lol:

Clean bathrooms, good selection, good people, good music, and I'm not driving. If something's amiss, nobody to blame but me. Doors always open to the ST crowd.
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Re: Tell us, what's your go to place for a few drinks?
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2014, 11:08:28 AM »
We haven't done that in years. We used to hang out at the Thirsty boot, in Knowlton.
It's a watering hole (dive) where we used to party at, every friday night on the way into the Eastern Townships.
All the ski bums from the area would be there. I've made great friends there.

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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2014, 12:04:29 PM »
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Very Nice!

If the Mother in Law ever moves out, I'm going to have a bar in my basement.  The's the ultimate for an introvert like me!   :smiley_thumb:
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Re: Tell us, what's your go to place for a few drinks?
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2014, 05:17:18 PM »
If I stop for a drink after work it's the local biker bar. I stop Sunday afternoons on the way home from riding as well. If the wife and I go out it's the hotel bar, Minerva's, closest to home. Frequent both enough to usually have someone to talk to. Other than that an occasional beer downtown at the ale house.
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« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2014, 05:46:11 PM »
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I LOVE that joint!
We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2014, 06:16:42 PM »

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I LOVE that joint!


Well stop in and have a drink!  Your bartender misses you.
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Re: Tell us, what's your go to place for a few drinks?
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2014, 06:56:22 PM »
I LOVE that joint!

I can hear you saying that in my head when I read it. :bigok:
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Re: Tell us, what's your go to place for a few drinks?
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2014, 07:14:50 PM »
Long ago it was The Dubliner. http://www.dallasdubliner.com/

I don't get out much anymore. DWI conviction will do that to you.  ;)
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Re: Tell us, what's your go to place for a few drinks?
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2014, 08:32:29 PM »
home,  since i don't drink. just to give you an idea..  the same 6 pk of Bud Plat is in the fridge from my Father-in-law for the past 6 months. at least. every time he comes over, he forgets he left beer here and brings more beer. On top of the fridge is an almost full bottle of Crown Royal that we've had for at least a year or two.  :)
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Re: Tell us, what's your go to place for a few drinks?
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2014, 11:27:00 PM »
I just head to the kitchen.  I brew my own beer at home and rarely go out to drink.  Does staying home and drinking homebrew make me a recluse?
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I LOVE that joint!

Well stop in and have a drink!  Your bartender misses you.


I need to do that very thing! I have a couple of things to drop off . . . . .

I can hear you saying that in my head when I read it. :bigok:


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We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2014, 04:00:34 PM »
Track 7 Brewing Company.  It opened a couple of years ago in an old warehouse about 5 minutes from my front door. Excellent beer. BYOF or visit one of the food trucks that park out front.  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2014, 02:03:58 PM »
O'Possum's Irish Pub - Irish food and beer. Also a large selection of bourbon
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« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2014, 06:41:31 PM »
Many years ago I used to frequent The Dubliner on Greenville. Without a doubt, the best Guinness you will ever see poured. They also have Murphy's.  :drool: I also learned to appreciate Bushmills there. Sunday afternoons were an absolute hoot. The Dubliner had all the Euro-trash bikes and The Blue Goose across the street had the Hardley crowd. I'm very fortunate to have survived those times. Haven't been there in years.

Sadly, the scooter trash seems to have taken over.  :willy:
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