Are new bars really better?
Think about it.
A gentrified, revitalized, renovated bar has a bigger selection. Flat screen TVs, too. Everything inside is new, new, new.
But drinks at new bars can cost you more than drinks at old school joints. And, in my experience, the service at most of this city's renovated bars is not that good.
Yes, that's a generalization, but I'd say I get out to my fair share of bars.
And for the most part, service in this city is atrocious ...
When you walk into most old school corner bars, you don't have many beers to choose from. Same goes for wine and liquor.
But you usually get served in less than a minute by a friendly bartender. Now, not all old school bars are welcoming places. I realize that.
But the more I get out to bars around town, the more I dig those old-time joints. The people are friendlier, the beer's cheaper and the service is quicker.
On the other hand, you can't get delicious Brewer's Art Resurrection Ale in a place like Muir's (pictured). And I'm actually not a big fan of Muir's in particular. I just like this picture. But Muir's is an example of the kind of bar I'm talking about.
What do you guys think?
(Photo by Elizabeth Malby/Sun photographer)