The Briar Patch
Ever stalwart, The Briar Patch rests its reputation on atmosphere, dependability and vodka. Over three decades, the Pride Square hotspot has been a happy hour haunt, full-throttle party, cruising spot, karaoke venue and den of shade. Such wide appeal testifies to its charm. Its Eden-like backyard, dubbed Hyde Patio Bar, conjures an out-of-time aura with classical statues, hanging lights and gnarled central tree. Inside you’ll find homey brick walls, floor-to-ceiling curtains and a light panel so bright, it practically tans you as you twerk. Add amazing service, regular dollar specials and one of the city’s most happening Sundays, and you have a two-time winner in this category. 508 N. Stanton St., 915-577-9555.