The Shite Sixteen kicks off with our first round the week of March 18. The polls close at 11:00 p.m. the evening that the match-up is posted, and we encourage you to throw your votes around and lobby as hard as you want in the comments. Seriously. Be shameless.
Today’s Round 1 Match-Up: (2) Silhouette Lounge v (7) Sligo Pub
The Silhouette Lounge (as defended by Dan F.): The Sil on Brighton Ave is about as shadowy as it sounds. I think all the light bulbs went out at once and no one’s gotten around to fixing them in the last ten years. If you can grope your way there, there’s darts and pool in the back. The lady bar tender is delightful, slinging cheap PBR tall-boys ($3) and affordable pitchers all night – just make sure you bring cash, as your Visa is no good here. Before you stop by the ATM, make sure to find a 7-11 restroom or an alleyway, because The Silhouette’s bathrooms are like deep-fried Twinkies: avoid them at all cost if you care about your health. Otherwise, find a seat at one of the many tables, munch on the free popcorn, and enjoy that true “dive bar” experience that’s so popular these days – just try not to bother any of the regulars who have been hunched over their drinks since noon, and who aren’t really sure what these twenty-somethings are doing in their bar.
Sligo Pub (as defended by Scott): A place that needs no website, supports cash only, has filthy bathrooms with doors that don’t lock and a Yankee Candle Smell of Urine lit brightly; Sligo Pub meets and exceeds the definition of a dive bar. A Davis Square staple that outshines the rest of this year’s pack, Sligo boasts a veteran offense of townies and transplants. Finely tuned drinking athletes, bordering on professional – those who walk in know what they want as they mosey up to the bar for $4 pints and of course, $2.50 PBRs. While most get lost in a jukebox filled with AC/DC and other classics, some head to the back where they take in the writing on the wall. Literally. Patrons are invited to carve or write whatever they want on the bars walls. While its mostly people’s names vs. any Edgar Allen Poe tales, you will find some classic fart jokes. A friendly bar, with friendly customers and bartenders, Sligo Pub is your 2012 dive bar dark horse.
Shite Sixteen Round 1
- Silhouette Lounge (53%, 48 Votes)
- Sligo Pub (47%, 42 Votes)
Total Voters: 90