Tavern Tour 2003
Section 1 - College Avenue Section 2 - Downtown Area Section 3 - Northeast Section 4 - Northwest Section 5 - South of the Fox River
Grumpy's Bar & GrillGrumpy's Bar & Grill
1501 North Richmond Street

Sunday, June 8, 2003 - 12:30am to 1:30am
TT regular present: Krist

The barKrist's Review:
Grumpy's is not the most exciting bar late on a Sunday night. I think I just picked the wrong night to come here, as I've driven past on many an afternoon and seen the place much more hopping than it was on my visit. There is something overwhelming about Grumpy's. The first thing I noticed upon entering is how crowded it seemed even though there were only two other patrons and the bartender. I think it must have something to do with all of the beer paraphernalia - and believe me, there is lots of it - especially that for Miller Lite, Budweiser, and Old Style. I may be wrong, but it seems like it might be a good place to watch a NASCAR race on a Sunday afternoon. To fill the time on those other six days a week, Grumpy's has pool tables, dart boards, and electronic gaming. They also have a Touch Tunes jukebox, but since nobody was plugging money into it, the whole time I was here there was an eerie silence. The décor was always pretty standard for a neighborhood bar. They have the faux wood bar top, wood paneling, wood beam and tile ceiling, and some low-key lighting supplied by red and yellow stained glass light fixtures. I wasn't able to get a good feel for the usual crowd on this visit, but the beer is cheap and cold, and that's all I really need.

Pool tablesYou might like Grumpy's if:
You love cheap beer and the sweet smell of car exhaust.

You might not like Grumpy's if:
You're Disney.

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