Slick Willy wrote:I love the Tip-Top! The Tip-Top is one of those bars that's so bad that it's good. There's just a low-key, fun trashy vibe in that place. It is dead a lot there, so I laughed when Marvell asked if anyone ever went there.
A bar that's so bad that it's...bad is the Club La Mark, in my opinion. That has got to be the stinkiest bar around -- literally! It just smells awful in there. Some bikers seem to like the place. The clientele is about as trashy East Side as you can get.
Wiggie's is pretty trashy too, but they play good '80s music a lot, so it just gets an honorable mention.
I hate all the downtown meat market bars...
A place that personally don't like is The Brink.
Quite the eclectic taste in bars- not a consistent use of criteria, but I understand. But, love the Tip Top, not LaMark?
re: the smell. I've noticed some peculiar odors in taverns since the smoking ban. Often, the grill or fryer are prevalent. Other times, bleach from bar rags (the towels, that is). These things I understand. But the really funky, overpowering odors in some joints will drive me out. I haven't noticed anything at La Mark recently, though.
re: meat markets. 'Nuf said.
re: The Brink. Is it just this place, or do you dislike all bars that are "parentally-funded"? Surely, other bar owners are riding Mom and/or Dad's coattails. I happen to like The Brink. (Actually, I like what they accomplished with the whole building. A nice mix of atmospheres between the three businesses.) I honestly don't think it (The Brink, itself) actually makes money, though.