Established in 1885 at Randolph and Victoria, The Spot Bar has been a watering hole where parched gullets have been quenched for over 130 years. It’s the best of all St. Paul’s drinking establishments, folded into one log cabin-esque, carpeted hideaway. Here, regulars yuk it up with a bar staff that balances friendliness and nonchalance toward randos. TouchTunes gives way to monthly cribbage tournaments and an annual pig roast, while a stained-glass rendition of the bar itself hangs on the wall, backlit by an artificial sun that—and sure, maybe it’s partly the super affordable Hamm’s talking—radiates a hint of warmth unto all who gaze upon it.
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