Thursday, November 6, 2008

Appreciating a classic

Given the news that the Holland Bar may be closed for good, it's time to tip our hat to some of the like-minded bars in the city. (Dive bars. Lonely old man bars. Whatever you prefer!) Such as the well-traveled Subway Inn.

Ken Mac has some excellent shots of the Inn here.


Anonymous said...

the pizza place next door to the subway inn is pretty good too. and there's also another bar nearby on lexington between 60-61 on the west side of the street north of the diesel store.

my favorite bar was mare chiaro in little italy before they renovated.

Anonymous said...

made a mistake about the bar on lexington. i'm thinking of gino's restaurant which is pretty cool too.

EV Grieve said...

Thanks for the comment...Yes! I loved Mare Chiaro too before the renovation...It still has its charms.

And Gino is a classic. Small bar. But I love any place that still has a 50s-style phone booth.

Brooks of Sheffield said...

Yup, that's the Subway. Nice pictures.

Ken of Mac said...

Thanks for the hook up

Anonymous said...

There's a new documentary about Gino's called The Missing Ingredient: What is the Recipe for Success? For anybody that went there over the years and has fond memories, it's a great trip down memory lane.