Best Lowbrow Bar Ambiance

The Buffet

Readers Pick

There's a reason it smells a little like vomit inside The Buffet. It's because, well, we've seen patrons actually vomit in there. We've seen patrons lean over and fall asleep upon other patrons. We've seen folks counting out their last bit of change for a beer, and we've seen the bartender gently eject the too-drunk with the admonition: You know the rules. The Buffet is a nice bar, a friendly bar, a good bar for people who like to get their elbows a little dirty and those who have found a true avocation in draining a bottle. Sure, it's not always pretty. But it is kind of exciting. And where else can you get a drink when you really, really need one: at 6 a.m. on Christmas morning?

Runners up:

2. TIE Bob Dobbs, 2501 E. Sixth St.

2. TIE Golden Nugget Tavern, 2617 N. First Ave.

2. TIE The Shelter, 4155 E. Grant Road

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