Saturday, December 31, 2016

All the Bars We Walked into During 2016

Here are all the bars we visited this year, in alphabetical order. Any good ones we missed?

Alabama The Collins Bar (where Dean made a bartender miserable), Birmingham
Alaska Mecca Bar (where Mindy was shocked by a drink's name), Fairbanks
Arizona The Shelter (which didn't have pinball), Tucson
Arkansas Rooster's on the Avenue (where the bouncer was friendly), Fort Smith
California 21st Amendment (where we met a bunch of people), San Francisco
Colorado The Principal's Office (which is, of course, in an old school building), Colorado Springs
Connecticut The Harp and the Hound (where patrons recommended a bar in Rhode Island), Mystic
Delaware Hutch's Pub (which takes pool seriously), Newark
Florida Mickey Quinn's Irish Pub (on Saint Patrick's Day!), Seminole
Georgia Joystick Gamebar (possibly Dean's favorite), Atlanta
Hawaii Sam's Oceanfront Restaurant and Bar (on the beach at sunset), Kapa'a
Idaho Pengilly's Saloon (where Mindy got an undeserved free cider), Boise
Illinois Cherry Street Restaurant and Bar (for sentimental reasons), Galesburg
Indiana Harry's Chocolate Shop (which had no chocolate at all), West Lafayette
Iowa The Blazing Saddle (which was the only busy bar around), Des Moines
Kansas The Cattlemen's Lounge (where we felt like members of the club), Dodge City
Kentucky The Wrigley Taproom and Eatery (which is designed for community), Corbin
Louisiana Buffa's (on the edge of the French Quarter), New Orleans
Maine The Drouthy Bear Pub (where we met some men on a quest), Camden
Maryland Hank Dietle's Tavern (with liquor license #001 and live music), Rockville
Massachusetts Liberty Tavern (a cradle of liberty), Clinton
Michigan Glengarry Inn (because it was nearby), Wolverine Lake
Minnesota Donny Dirk's Zombie Den (possibly Mindy's favorite), Minneapolis
Mississippi QuarterDeck Bar (where the bartender made us a cucumber cocktail), Long Beach
Missouri The Tank Room and Westport Flea Market (at one, we were invited to church), Kansas City
Montana Iron Horse Bar and Grill (which is not what we expected), Missoula
Nebraska Nite Owl (with a movie!), Omaha
Nevada Aureole in Mandalay Bay (when we were still shy), Las Vegas
New Hampshire 815 (but it was a secret), Manchester
New Jersey Darby Road Pub (which was quite crowded), Scotch Plains
New Mexico Maria's New Mexican Kitchen (where we enjoyed sopaipillas), Santa Fe
New York Afternoones Restaurant and Bar (in which Dean got rebuffed), Staten Island
North Carolina Lazy Hiker Brewing Company (where Mindy actually enjoyed a beer), Franklin
North Dakota Hanson's (which may be the geographical center of North America), Robinson
Ohio (and this, too) Slapsy Maxies and Level One (along with another bar with a church meeting there), Toledo
Oklahoma Ned's (which doesn't smell of smoke despite the reviews), Talequah
Oregon Porters (where we felt more welcome than we expected), Medford
Pennsylvania Paddy's Pub (which was nicer than on television), Philadelphia
Rhode Island Ocean Mist Beach Bar (where we also met horses), Matunuck
South Carolina McHale's Irish Pub (which serves the community), Rock Hill
South Dakota The Old Style Saloon #10 (legendary!), Deadwood
Tennessee Embers Ski Lodge (where Dean enjoyed a basketball game), Nashville
Texas The Barbershop (which isn't actually a barbershop), Dripping Springs
Utah Brewvies (where we were glad to be over 21), Salt Lake City
Vermont Charlie-O's World Famous Bar and Fine Dining (which didn't really serve food), Montpelier
Virginia Los Toltecos Authentic Mexican Bar and Grill (for Cinco de Mayo), Alexandria
Washington Three Lions Pub (where we know people gave us pseudonyms), Redmond
West Virginia Domestic (where the evening seemed to have begun several hours earlier), Shepherdstown
Wisconsin Tom's Old Bogies Bar (which our niece recommended), Holcombe
Wyoming Backwards Distilling Company (where Mindy had the most yummy hot chocolate), Casper

and of course, Washington D.C. Church and States (which we just had to visit, what with the church blog)

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