Best Dive Bar 

Hotsy Totsy Club

It's best to head into the Hotsy Totsy without any pretensions. For one, the regulars are probably sick of people who stop by just to check it out because they've seen it written up like this. And you're not going to enjoy yourself if you don't just relax and take in what the place has to offer: Unpredictable, perhaps incoherent, but always interesting conversation; great bartenders who pour 'em strong (no need to order a double at Hotsy); and a low-key atmosphere. If you're in a meet-your-neighbor mood, settle into one of the comfy seats at the bar; if not, the rest of the place is basically filled with bar seats and high tables for patrons to gather round. You've got your diversions -- a good jukebox, shuffleboard, a pool table, a couple of video games -- but after a few Hotsy drinks you may not need 'em. The weeknight vibe is usually a far cry from that of Friday and Saturday nights.


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