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12 Bars with Ridiculous Names

Posted: 08/31/11 06:05 PM ET

2011-08-25-la_merde_lounge_laura_n.jpgYou have to imagine that if you're a bar or restaurant owner, choosing the perfect name for your establishment is not unlike picking a name for your child.

Maybe you go traditional and stick with a family name, something with a link to your heritage. Or perhaps you draw inspiration from a favorite style or time period, or even a piece of literature. Or maybe you go in the complete opposite direction -- veer towards the slightly silly, questionably appropriate, and arguably ridiculous (after all, we see celebrities do it all the time).

Not that there's necessarily anything wrong with that, these are bars we're talking about. And while that is not to say that some bars don't deserve to be taken seriously -- a great, growing many today do -- there's definitely an opening to have a little fun with a bar name. Certainly the folks behind places like Skinny Dick's Halfway Inn and La Merde Saloon must have thought so.

And besides, it's not as if having a ridiculous name precludes a bar from having a good reputation. The admittedly humorously named Burp Castle in New York City's East Village is quite well respected among beer geeks. And spots like The Distinguished Wakamba Cocktail Lounge or Bubba's Sulky Lounge have ranked among people's favorite dive bars in the country. Still, as far as names go, you have to admit, they're all a little over-the-top.

Now, of course, this is by no means a comprehensive list of ridiculously named bars across the country, so please share the names of any places you feel belong on the list. And with that, here is a look at twelve places that embrace the ridiculous.

-Maryse Chevriere, The Daily Meal

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This famous roadhouse in Fairbanks, Alaska, certainly has a flair for the inappropriate. And just in case the name isn't indication enough, there are even signs outside warning that inside you'll find "adult humor" (aka boobs, "happy" bears, smoking, booze, and foul language). Plus, the on-site gift shop ensures that you'll have plenty of souvenirs to take home and help you remember your night of ridiculous debauchery.



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