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September 10, 2008

McCracken's is now the Tavern on Key

tavern on keyThis is probably the worst photo I've taken in a while. But it was necessary.

Remember McCracken's on Key (1400 Key Highway)? Well, as I understand, it's under new ownership.

And with that new ownership comes ... gasp ... a sign. Yes, a real street sign.

I haven't been in side, but from the sidewalk, it looks like the new owner hasn't changed the place much. I'll bet beer prices have gone up some, but that was inevitable.

I mean, someone's gotta pay for the sign, right?

(Photo by me) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:03 PM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


maybe it's your picture, but it looks like they just stole an exit sign, and sharpied their name on the back.

This place is the basement of what looks like an average rowhome.

I walked by there Saturday night and there was quite a rough looking crowd gathered outside. I've walk by there other times and there's usually a few people in there sitting around drinking. Haven't had the desire to check it out myself. Probably won't.

Waynestock this weekend - be there, not the square

Bring back good ole Wrotens!

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