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Non chain bars downtown

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I am looking for some good bars downtown to watch some games. Preferably that don't feel corporate, have a good amount of TVs, good food and where one may occasionally see the owner. Does this exist?

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  1. Bareback Grill has good burgers and isn't what I would call a chain (though they have another location in PB).

    The Local would be another idea. Food there is not bad as I recall, and they have plenty of TVs. Definitely not a chain.

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    1. re: mayache

      Thanks, I'll check these out.

    2. The Field is good if you're in the mood for some Gaelic ambiance.

      1. How about "Downtown Johnny Bown's" in the Civic Center?

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        1. re: svnirvana

          Love the beer selection there and have always found the staff very friendly but the food is nothing special. Tons of TVs, shuffleboard and pool as well.