Tuesday, September 22, 2015 – Three Down and More to Go
There is a story on Yahoo this morning that lists the 33 best college bars in America. ttps://www.yahoo.com/food/the-33-best-college-bars-in-america-129221427571.html
I have no idea what the selection criteria were, but I certainly would have liked the assignment to determine the bars. Especially if it involved visiting each one.
Here are three I have visited.
Texas A&M Dixie Chicken In the A&M community, your college ring isn’t truly “blessed” unless it’s been through the Aggie Dunk. That involves ordering a 32oz mug off Dixie Chicken’s taps, bathing your ring in that beer, and then chugging the glass for good measure. It’s the kind of bar ritual only a college mainstay like Dixie Chicken has going for it, even if it was born out of accident.
Hmm. I seem to have several photos of The Chicken. It would almost suggest that I spent much time there.
University of Texas-Austin Cain & Abel’s The name would imply this bar is home to a UT-Austin chapter of Fight Club, but when you’ve got $1 beers every Tuesday, it’s all brotherly love. Cain & Abel’s is best known for its Texas Teas (a riff on the Long Island) and H-Bombs (Hideous liqueur and Red Bull). They’re frequently on special, and frequently the cause of regret the next morning.
Sorry, no photo available. Probably one of those “Deny it unless there are pictures” times.
Oklahoma State Eskimo Joe’s Don’t be alarmed by the maniacal grin on that guy in the sign. It’s just Joe, and he probably looks like that because he dipped into EJ’s always $2.50 well drinks. The bar/restaurant/clothing shop has been an integral part of OSU since it first opened its doors in 1975 – the proof is in the annual anniversary bash, which is so big, it regularly spills into the streets. Stillwater’s “jumpin’ little juke joint” also has a long history of live music. Acoustic nights are every Wednesday, but if you’re more into the electric scene, you can catch those acts on the weekends.
Must plan a road trip to Nebraska.
University of Nebraska Duffy’s Tavern If you’ve never seen one of these in the wild, did you even go to college? You definitely didn’t go to Duffy’s, which raises the bar on the undergrad Saturday night go-to by boasting 29 different fishbowls. Those are $14 during Monday happy hour, but the best special might be Tuesday’s $1 tallboys. Mostly because it’s called Dad’s Beer Night.
Is Henry’s HIdeawa/Fetzer’s listed? Also know as the Hornyest place in Texas.
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No Henry’s is not listed among college bars, but I am certain Henry’s and Borski’s are on the list for honky tonks in Texas – or should be anyway.