What's the best neighborhood bar in Canton?
I'd like to kick off a little series where all of us vote for our favorite neighborhood bar, one neighborhood at a time.
I'm not going to get to tiny little neighborhoods like Sharp-Leadenhall, but I'd like to cover the big neighborhoods.
Let's start with Canton.
What, in your humble opinion, is Canton's best neighborhood bar? And what, for that matter, makes a bar a good neighborhood bar?
I think it's a few things ...
First, the place has to have a crew of regulars -- but it can't be exclusive or clicky. Newcomers must feel welcome. It can't be a wild and crazy party zone. MEX in Power Plant Live is not a neighborhood bar.
Coziness is also a factor. Neighborhood bars have to be warm and inviting -- not cold.
A really good neighborhood bar doesn't necessarily have to have good beers on tap, or a big wine or martini list. Heck, I've been in good neighborhood bars that don't have any beers on tap.
So what are your suggestions for Canton's best neighborhood bar?
I'd have to nominate Mahaffey's and the Baltimore Taphouse (which used to be called Growler's).
(I dug up this 15-year-old photo, of the Wild Mushroom, from the Sun archives. Anybody know more about this place?)