Great Bars 2011: Hank Dietle’s Tavern

If you’re the type to complain about creaking floors and rickety chairs, steer away from this blue-collar roadhouse. In business since the 1950s, Dietle’s welcomes a mixture of friendly locals and, on weekends, a younger crowd. There’s a pinball machine, an old pool table, and a few video games, but the true entertainment lies in knocking back a few cold ones with friends or striking up a conversation with the unassuming gentleman next to you at the bar. Cash only, nothing remotely resembling a dress code, and $1.25 bags of Doritos—if you ask nicely.

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