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Happiest Hour

The Crosswalk

Happiest Hour

Kelly O

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Kelly O

Description: In a city overrun with replicated dive bars, the Crosswalk in Greenwood is refreshingly used and bare and feels like it's been around longer than anyone can remember. Inside the vast space are pool tables, buckets of pull tabs, and old-timey mounted bar stools, while fleck-tile floors and scatterings of cheap furniture recall factory break rooms and even more distant scenes: deep-woods resorts with dusty taxidermy and mesh hats hung from nails in the wall.

What else: A nice selection of convenience food is piled into a cubby behind the bar and illuminated by seedy yellow lights. The collected image of beef jerky, peanuts, trail mix, and potato chips evokes David Adler's Warhol-inspired passage from The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley: "Packaged snacks are the universal food of America. They can be purchased virtually anywhere, in all regions, at all times, in the same wrapping, and at nearly the exact same price. They are thus the most democratic of foods, and not just because they are so cheap. Fritos, for instance, whether eaten by Elvis, the president, or a homeless person on the corner, are all exactly the same, crunchy and delicious."

Happy hours: Mon–Fri 3–6 pm.

Happy-hour drink specials: $3 wells, $2.75 domestic drafts (Bud, Bud Light, PBR).

Happy-hour food specials: None, but if you're starving, there's a no-frills menu ($3.50 onion rings, $4 grilled cheese, $5 hamburger, $6 chicken wings).

Bonus: Free pool on Sundays, and Wednesdays bring ladies' night discounts. recommended

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Class joint.
Posted by James Early on August 16, 2012 at 10:24 AM · Report this
The 5th Avenue HAS been around longer than anyone can remember. Try it!
Posted by STJA on August 17, 2012 at 7:49 PM · Report this

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