Top 10 Miracle Mile Bars
|Whiskey at Tom Bergin's|
If you're driving by, the giant neon shamrock outside advertising Irish Coffee will grab your attention, and the quaint cottage-style building is hilariously out of place for this strip of Fairfax. But this institution, built in 1936, is the best kind of throwback -- it has a great horseshoe bar in front filled with regulars, smiley bartenders, and a ceiling full of shamrocks. Also: a wood-paneled dining room in back that's anchored by a roaring fireplace. The place got a cleaning and the menu a revamp a couple years ago; with their truly excellent whiskey and scotch cocktails you'll be eating some of the best corned beef in the city. Prices are low enough that you can actually afford to be a regular, and even if it's not quite the place where everybody knows your name, the vibe in there is so familiar that it feels like walking in your own front door. 840 S Fairfax Ave.; 323-936-7151
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