I used to live right across the street from The Pint Pot Public House, and although I don’t miss the crappy student housing I had, I do miss that homey little spot. Pint Pot’s regulars and bartenders are always friendly and helpful and down for some banter.
Those who love whiskey can enjoy a comprehensive tasting list divided among countries of origin (you can probably guess which countries).
I’m more of a cocktail and beer gal myself, and Pint Pot always pleases with stiff mixed drinks, including an incredible Moscow mule, and hot toddies that warm your hands and your heart. Guinness, of course, is on tap.
What’s more, Pint Pot is home to all kinds of tasty Irish cuisine, from bangers and mash to shepherd’s pie. I recommend heading there for brunch on the weekend — $10 gets you a scotch egg, soda bread, blood sausage, corned beef hash and beans.
Old Nick’s (211 Washington Street) and The Vintage (837 Lincoln Street) tied for second in the voting for Best Bar. — Kelly Kenoyer
The Pint Pot Public House is at 195 E. 17th Avenue. See its Facebook page for more details.