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Best Neighborhood Bar

Dizzy Issie’s

300 W. 30th St., (410) 235-0171

Posted 9/22/2004

Walk into this neighborhood bar and it matches that shit you’d see on the lower east side of Manhattan, particularly the shelf of vintage lunch boxes. Only this isn’t pretentious, expensive, or new—the shelf with the lunch boxes near the pressed-tin roof also includes sports bobble-heads, for goodness sake. Owner Elaine Stevens has run this bar for 15 years—10 years as Dizzy Issie’s (named for a friend of hers)—while living across the street and running around behind the bar to pull up a stool of her own almost every night. Happy hour from 3 to 7 every evening except Sunday means the regular price of $1.50 for a pint of cold Yuengling gets reduced to $1, and Kellie, the beautiful bartender, keeps track of what you drink better than you. Hipsters and die-hard locals eat at tables in the back dining room near the fireplace—hot and live all winter

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Other Awards for Best Neighborhood Bar:

Borderline Bar and Grill, 9/16/2009

Backstretch Saloon, 9/17/2008

Charles Village Pub, 9/19/2007

O'Hara's Irish Pub, 9/20/2006

Koco’s Pub, 9/21/2005

Henninger's, 9/17/1997

All Awards for Dizzy Issie’s:

Best Corner Bar, 9/21/2005

Best Club Sandwich, 9/22/2004

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