Best Punk Rock Bar - 2007
With a lineup of parties that includes a sexy, grown-up prom, a Mobsters Ball, and Catholic School Karaoke, it's pretty clear that owner Jamie Brown and his crew are having fun at their watering hole. On Sunday afternoons, look for the bikes chained up outside, as it's barbecue and people-watching on the front patio while the DJ spins classic hardcore inside. Later, there might be a lively pub quiz or a reading sponsored by nearby Green Apple Books. Check the tattoo-inspired rotating art on the walls and order a green chartreuse you'll be welcomed like one of the regulars. Any excuse for a party, and it seems like there always is one at the 540. Order a green chartreuse and you'll be welcomed like one of the regulars.