Best Country Music Venue - 2012
Lee's Liquor Lounge
You're not going to catch Country Music Television's hottest new act at Lee's Liquor Lounge, or whoever happens to be Nashville's flavor of the month, with his frosted hair, neatly torn jeans, tribal tattoos, and baseball cap. And that's just fine by you, because you appreciate real country music, performed by real country artists. You're an aficionado of outlaw, a Western swing junkie, a habitué of honky-tonks. Lee's books some of the quintessential purveyors of the traditional forms, be they from Austin, Nashville, Brownsville, or St. Paul. Consider also the wood paneling of the bar's interior, its subpar taxidermy, the beer served in cans and bottles and not on tap, and a weekly country night replete with gussied-up two-steppers, and it's clear Lee's is the real deal.