Shea Design turned the former home of Banana Joe's nightclub into a country bar by bringing in a few whiskey barrels and black-and-white portraits of Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton and asking the waitresses to wear tiny jean shorts. On weekend nights, the hip hop is loud enough to cause physical vibrations, and patrons crowd around the mechanical bull. The cavernous Whisky warehouse was created by Gene Suh, who owns Lyndale Tap, a neighborhood bar known for its beer list and pit beef sandwiches. It's not a place to entice or develop whiskey connoisseurs, as the selections aren't so much unusual or rare, but, especially during happy hour, it's a place to drink affordably. The whiskey cocktails-Dolly-Would, Ring of Fire, and the Bull Rider, among others-sweeten up the reputed old-man's spirit with the likes of sour mix, orange juice, and Red Bull. Pair a few with homemade beef jerky sticks, Buffalo chicken pizza, or, the bar's star, the barbecue beef brisket served between two slices of Texas toast.
Mon-Tue 4pm-10pm, Wed-Fri 4pm-2am, Sat 7am-2am