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Non chain bars downtown

TsulI Aug 1, 2012 07:29 PM

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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    svnirvana Aug 4, 2012 12:57 AM

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

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    1. re: svnirvana
      JRSD Aug 4, 2012 11:32 AM

      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.

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      wanker Aug 2, 2012 09:19 AM

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

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        mayache Aug 1, 2012 09:27 PM

        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
          TsulI Aug 2, 2012 08:48 AM

          Thanks, I'll check these out.

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