The Comet’s done a fine job of getting people drunk since 1948. More recently—for a long time—it was a place to see hearing-impairing punk bands, get beer spilled on you, and generally experience the disappearing joys of anti-gentrification. Under the new ownership of David Meinert and Jason Lajeunesse (who together also own Lost Lake and Big Mario’s, and individually own the 5 Point, Onto Entertainment, Barboza, Neumos, Moe Bar, and the Capitol Hill Block Party), the Comet no longer has tattered barstools or two footprint outlines worn through the linoleum in front of each toilet in the women’s room, the Comet serves food (previously unthinkable), and the Comet is only hosting live music a few times a month.
922 E Pike St,
Hours: Daily noon-2 am
Deli/Sandwiches, Pub Grub
Live Music, Happy Hour, Dogs Allowed
Dive, Neighborhood Joint
Mon-Fri 4-9 pm (pitchers for $4 at 4 pm, $5 at 5 pm, $6 at 6 pm, $7 at 7 pm, $8 at 8 pm).