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Best Corner Bar

Butts and Betty's

2200 Gough St., (410) 276-9186

Posted 9/22/2004

Corner bars have a certain smell, a certain atmosphere of decrepitude. Maybe it comes with the territory of opening for business at 6 a.m. and closing at 2 a.m. Butts and Betty’s delivers that feel, but it delivers so much more, too. Sure, there’s the odor of stale cigarette smoke from five or six houses away. And there are video-poker machines that are there “for amusement only.” And there’s plenty of arguing and fighting. But the people over at Butts and Betty’s also has a monthly raffle for a bunch of scratch-off tickets called the “Lucky Loser Contest,” and a recent renovation of the bar added four big flat-screen televisions for more amusement. The folks there have even hired a bunch of young, attractive people and scored a genre-independent jukebox, both of which brought a younger clientele into this old institution. All in all, it’s a great place to end an all-night drinking binge—when they open at 6 a.m.

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Other Awards for Best Corner Bar:

Parkside Restaurant, 9/20/2006

Dizzy Issie’s, 9/21/2005

All Awards for Butts and Betty''s:

Best After After Hours Spot, 9/21/2005

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