Author: Tyrel Kessinger

Barret Bar

Barret Bar 1012 Barret Ave Barret Bar has it all. Drinks, food, ample hangout space, things to do, and live music on an semi-regular basis. True, it’s not much to look at, both in curb appeal and interior design, so it wouldn’t be surprising if you’ve somehow skipped over this gem of a bar. Instead of vintage appeal or a lame stab at a chintzy, Cracker Barrel-ish decor that some, especially newer bars opt for, Barret Bar is as plain Jane and dingy as they come. But it’s not like a little dinginess never hurt anyone. First, and most...

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The Pearl

  If you’re in the market for both a low key, hip place to enjoy some adult beverages, The Pearl has got you covered. Located in the heart of the Germantown, it’s the newest edition to the area’s burgeoning bar and restaurant scene. (Although, technically, it was a different bar before becoming The Pearl of Germantown.) Step inside and you’re greeted by a simple decor that’s light on design but heavy on old-school vintage feel–think of the inside of any standard dive-y joint and you get the idea. But like any good hometown bar worth it’s margarita salt, that’s...

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The Rec Bar

RECBAR 10301 Taylorsville Road Jeffersontown, KY 40299 Recbar is housed in a very nondescript building in a nondescript area near Jeffersontown’s main downtown thoroughfare. But what’s inside is anything but plain. Step through the door of this out of the way bar and you’ll be greeted by a screen-flashing spectacle of old-school arcade machines. Currently, you can find titles such as Mortal Kombat, the co-op classics X-Men and TMNT, and even older games such as Punch-Out, Shinobi and, of course, the omnipresent Pac-Man. The amount of nostalgia-inducing games available to play is truly impressive and as several are on...

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