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January 22, 2009

The review: Hummers Bar and Grill

Here is a link to my review of Hummers Bar and Grill, which ran in today's paper. The poorly named new Canton corner bar opened just about a month ago with one of the area's better happy hour specials: $1 draft Yuenglings and Coors Lights 4 p.m.-7 p.m. weekdays.

They've also got a pretty snazzy $7 martini list and a sharp, streamlined interior. If you're in the neighborhood, Hummers is worth checking out. Will it steal some foot traffic from Canton Square? That remains to be seen. But it's certainly got a sporting chance.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:39 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Second to Dick's Half-way Inn

The sophomoric and Google-resistant name is bad enough, but the real explanation for it is worse!

I say this realizing that I've just revealed my own lame prejudices and that the owner might be the nicest person in the world, but I just can't get excited about supporting a multiple-Hummer-flaunter.

Hmm, only 2 blocks from my house. I drive past this place everyday, and it sounds like it might finally be time to give it a shot. Thanks for the review, Sam.

gorelick -- Agreed. hee hee.

Christopher -- That's what I'm here for, man.

"Side note: When we were there, Hummers had four beers on tap - Yuengling, Coors Light, Backfin and Samuel Adams. Not bad."

Really? That sounds pretty bad to me...

Thank you, Sam. I had a bet with two friends of mine as to the origin of this chosen bar name. I said that they probably have a Hummer, one friend thought it was referring to...something else, and the other thought it was their last name. I win! I will be happy to buy you a $1 beer for your efforts.

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