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Old 12-14-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Boston definitely has a good shot at this title. From my house, within a five minute walking radius, there are at least eight that I can think of, and I don't live in a student neighborhood, nor am I downtown. I don't think there is anything unusual about that pub density, either, and would expect at least that level pretty much anywhere in the city.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:51 PM
 
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St. Louis!
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:18 PM
 
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When I lived in Milwaukee years ago, it was said there were ~1200 bars in the city. Many of them were holes in the wall, some with as few as 8 stools. In the densest n'hoods there'd be at least one in every block. I think that due to the outflux of the Germans and Poles from the old city n'hoods there are probably fewer of these places now.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:30 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore has neighborhoods full of bars. Even the suburbs
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Milwaukee, some of the bars are in the middle of the block and a lot of the corner bars in town have residents above the bar or use to be houses

Google Maps

You can't get much more neighborhood then that bar, it looks exactly like a house
I was just about to mention that. There are a ton of bars in the middle of a residential area and sometimes two bars across the street from one another in the middle of the block.

My guess Milwaukee and Chicago would be 1 and 2 in the country for this. People when they come to Milwaukee say they never seen a city with a bar on every corner.
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:22 PM
 
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Boston...as many neighborhood bars as there are neighborhood coffeeshops in Seattle/San Francisco.
Boston? Nah. Great city, but doesn'y excel in that category. I'd put San Francisco and Philly both ahead of Boston in terms of neighborhood bars.

To me, the best in the country for neighborhood bars - by far - is Chicago. They are everywhere, and the neighborhood bars in that city always have a ton of character,
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Outside the Las Vegas Strip, living 3 miles east of it, there's 6 bars within walking distance. What a contrast to living in uptight, scarcity-of-local-bars Minneapolis!

I just wonder, if in the cities with more neighborhood bars, if there's fewer DUI arrests as a result of proximity to the bars?
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:29 PM
 
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Pittsburgh has got to be one of the higher cities, the south side flats has many many bars.

According to this site there is 105 bars there BarSmart: Pittsburgh - Search By Region - All bars in the Southside area.

The population of south side flats is 5,726 and size .936 square miles
South Side Flats - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

translating into a whopping 0.18 per capita and 112 per square mile

True, the rest of the city isn't that high, but that is a lot of bars....
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:19 PM
 
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Outside the Las Vegas Strip, living 3 miles east of it, there's 6 bars within walking distance. What a contrast to living in uptight, scarcity-of-local-bars Minneapolis!

I just wonder, if in the cities with more neighborhood bars, if there's fewer DUI arrests as a result of proximity to the bars?
You coulda just moved over to St Paul! More bars there (Irish/German/Catholic heritage vs. Scandinavian/Lutheran in Mpls). I mean, St Paul is no Milwaukee, but compared to Mpls, it's a regular Pottersville!
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:06 PM
 
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I've got to add Portland to the discussion. Outside of the Midwest, I swear that town has more neighborhood bars than anywhere I've been in the country.

And I'm not talking about hipster bars (although there are plenty of those), I'm talking about bare bones, slot machines, cheap beer, liquor and food, TVs, a bunch of middle-aged folks who start drinking in the afternoon-type bars. There must be hundreds of bars that fit that description in Portland, sometimes it feels like one on every block - some of them even have naked women dancing in the corner (Portland has more strip clubs per capita than any city in the country - although many of them are just corner bars with cheap beer and naked women dancing)
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