I am no stranger to the drink. As a college student who is 21, I visit bars fairly often and living in a small town like Lawrenceville, there really is not a whole lot else to do. It is either drink or use some illicit drug that takes over your life, so I chose the healthier and legal option. While living and drinking in Lawrenceville I have visited all four bars. Out of those four I will give you my top three favorites.
3. Towne House
Anthony’s Towne House Bar, aslo known as The Towne House, is not cheap. It does not have good live bands. It only has one bathroom with a constant line. So why is it number 3 on my list? The atmosphere. This has gotten to be the most popular bar in Lawrenceville. It is the small-town bar that tries to be hip and cool. It always has a DJ playing the latest hits. It has a pool table for the young, drunk college students to gamble money they don’t have. And the most important thing is it has people. It is a very rare weekend that you will find the Towne house empty. And in a town as small as ours, you are sure to find someone you know and can drink with. Now, I hear rummors that The Towne House serves food during the day, but I go to bars for one reason only: To get hammered. So I have not tasted the food served there. The Towne House is located at 601 12th St.
I was trying to find the words to describe this bar. Hmm… Blue collar? A working man’s bar? Then my friend gave me the perfect word: Shithole. The ceiling is caving in and it smells like a dead rat wrapped in a drity diper that has been sitting out in the Sun for weeks. So, why then is Syd’s number 2 on my top 3 list? One word: Tacos. When you go to a Mexican restraunt, you get some good tacos, but Syd’s tacos are good in a different way. Syd’s tacos are those amazing, beefy, greasy, americanized tacos. The kind that will give you a heart attack right there on the spot, but you don’t care because they are worth it. When I said I don’t eat at bars, I make an exception for Syd’s. I have to. There is no fighting the urge of one of Syd’s tacos once you have tried them. You can find these amazing tacos at 1802 11th St.
Tracks is a very simple bar. At just a glance, it looks like a small bar that only the regular drunks hang out, but there is more too it. Tracks is the only bar in town with a drive through. That’s right. If you don’t want to get drunk inside, take your booze to go. There is also another up side to this bar: the prices. Most bars in town sell a bottle of beer between $2.50 – $2.75. Tracks, though, sells beer for only $1.50. That fact that Track’s is a simple bar with very few customers is overriden by how cheap their beer is. You will be able to buy this cheap beer at 2003 15th St, just south of Save-A-Lot.