Pat's Rated Top-Ten Tavern In The Country - November
City Guide recently ran their "10 best taverns" in
Pat's came in at number 10, which is a pretty large feat
considering Pat's has no Guinness, Hollywood movies being filmed
and as far as I know, there are no Politicians or talk-show
hosts that hang out here.
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Raise a pint of your favorite suds and
find a comfortable seat at the 10 best
taverns in the country.
||Dubliner Pub: St.
Jigs and reels rule the
dance floor at this homey,
Guinness-friendly Irish tavern.
||Flying Saucer: Nashville,
Finish off 200 different
beers--not at once--and get your name on a
plate on the wall.
||Linda's Tavern: Seattle,
Happy and homey, this is a
real neighborhood joint with an
||Manuel's Tavern: Atlanta,
Atlanta's most diverse
neighborhood bar, drawing everyone from
yuppies to politicians.
||Marie's Rip-Tide Lounge: Chicago,
Open until the wee hours,
this comfortable tavern is a favorite of
||McGillin's Old Ale House: Philadelphia,
A cavernous watering hole
that's been in the heart of the city since
||Mitch's Tavern: Raleigh,
Famous for its appearance
in "Bull Durham," this classic
pub always attracts a diverse crowd.
||Old Town Bar: New
Union Square's 1852 pub
boasts a connection to David Letterman.
||O'Reilly's Irish Pub &
Just a few years old, it
already feels like a true-green Irish pub
with all the fixings.
||Pat's in the Flats: Cleveland,
The owner describes this
dive as "no frills, cheap beer, blues
during the day and punk at night."
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Design by Mark Seawell; Photography by
Chris Meck, Oscar G. Perez, Scott Springer
and Matt Roberts
Cleveland's rusty Brigadoon has hard to track digs and easy
to dig tracks.
Nobody gives it to you straighter than Pat. Ask her about her
tiny house-bar that sits on the dark perimeter of the industrial
Flats, and she'll answer, "No frills, cheap beer, blues
during the day and punk at night." That's about it for this
enigmatic bar that she likes to call "Brigadoon." Like
the town in the musical, it appears out of nowhere--and vanishes
in a mysterious fog. Like Pat's, most people can't find it.
Music reviewers write that they missed the opening act trying to
pinpoint the locale.
Those dive fans fortunate enough to stumble upon it get very
little in the way of retro aesthetics, but often experience a
one-of-a-kind punk show. Other times, it plain sucks. The
regular crowd of music fans and professional drinkers are
remarkably subdued, and visitors can feel like they're the only
ones who don't know anybody. But two shots and four songs into
the show and you're glad to be experiencing the edge. Don't let
anything about Pat's scare you away, because just about
everything will. It's the real deal--not real like a retro
rusted license plate, just hard and unpredictable.
Everytime we catch a show, there's a 10-foot cop that stops by
just to check in. Pat says Eliot Ness used to do the same thing
back in the '40s-- but that he always stayed for a drink.
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