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Best Bar, Mount Vernon

The Drinkery

205 W. Read St., (410) 669-9820

Posted 9/15/1999

OK, we have a teensy confession to make. We're not really frequent habitués of the Drinkery. We do think it's the best bar in Mount Vernon, though. What makes it best is its wonderful slogan: "Where Park and Read get forked." How can you not love that! We also love seeing the Drinkery's name in big, bold letters on the outside of the building, faux carbonation bubbles rising up over the "i." And while we aren't regulars, we have hoisted some enjoyable quaffs there. Where else in Mount Vernon can you find a soothing drink to relax the hair of the dog that bit you at 11 A.M. (9:30 A.M. on weekends)? At those times especially, we take comfort in the easygoing bartenders and appropriately dark atmosphere, which are just as things should be in a neighborhood gay bar. If you want conversation, there are always a couple of garrulous folks around the bar; if you prefer to nurse your drink in silence, nobody gets into your business. Can't beat that. And did we mention that the drinks are cheap?

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Other Awards for Best Bar, Mount Vernon:

Mount Vernon Stable and Saloon, 9/18/2002

The Brass Elephant, 9/19/2001

Club Charles, 9/13/2000

Dougherty's Irish Pub, 9/17/1997

Gerben’s Café, 9/18/1996

All Awards for The Drinkery:

Best Gay Dive Bar, 9/21/2005

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