It’s no surprise that two of our neighborhood bars on the 1100 block are featured in Gambit’s Top 50 Bars 2009.
Relative newcomer Pravada came in at #29
1113 Decatur St.
The absinthe-minded Lower Decatur bar melds steampunk couture with St. Petersburg gothic, but with more beer than borscht. The social Soviet hideaway could be a high-brow dive for you and your comrades, with a spacious back patio and absinthe served in the French method, or stick with a beer and a copy of Tolstoy. Na zdorovia!
Molly’s at the Market is the neighborhood standby that stayed open for the Katrina hurrication is #49.
1107 Decatur St., 525-5169
Somewhat faded from its glory days, Molly’s remains thick with tradition, helping keep its place in regulars’ hearts and minds. The rallying point for St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween parades, it can be relied on daily for a diverse and colorful clientele at its bars and hanging from its front window.
So, next time you’re in the neighborhood, stop in and have a celebratory drink with these winners! You won’t even have to leave the block.