Nye's Polonaise voted "Best Bar in America"

October 6th, 2006 - 11:24am by Slye Fox

OK - so this is old news for most of you already, but I'm just getting around to posting it cause I'm slow with this blogging stuff lately. Maybe I can change that again and be a bit more efficient. Anyways...

My favorite neighborhood haunt Nye's has been dubbed the "Best Bar in America" by Esquire magazine. It's a nice write-up:

The best bar in America isn't Irish. It isn't in a strip mall. It isn't the sort of place that charges an outrageous cover for people to stand around in black light pushing back shooters out of test tubes. It isn't a fight club or a meat market. There is no snobbery, and there is no tonic-water drinking. There are gimlets and manhattans, bottles of Zywiec, and a first-rate pissoir.

The best bar in America occupies a corner where the path to righteousness and the road to perdition run parallel, east to west, perpendicular to the muddy river that cuts this country in two, north to south. The best bar in America has occupied this physical and spiritual intersection since 1950. The best bar in America lies across the Mississippi from downtown Minneapolis over a bridge named for Father Louis Hennepin, and it has a sign on its yellow-brick exterior that points the way to Our Lady of Lourdes, cast in the red-neon glow of another that reads LIQUORS. The best bar in America also saw one of its doormen murdered last summer.

The best bar in America is Nye's Polonaise.

As I've stated many times before, it is a great place and I owe a lot to the establishment. I've met most of my past gf's there (maybe there's something to that, huh?) and most of my current good friends. From a great wait staff to talented and personable piano players to on-the-ball bartenders and bouncers to a fabulous menu - Nye's is where it's at. Next time you're in NE, stop by. I'm going to tonight!

October 11, 2006 - 11:48am
the new "gf" says:

...then I'm glad I didn't meet you there! ;)

October 11, 2006 - 12:18pm
Slye Fox says:

me too [double wink]