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Booze, Smoke and Music Beats All
Barantino is one of those bars you'll walk past, stare at for a moment, then move on in search of something with a more inviting facade. If you're the kind of traveler who wants a shabby bar unconcerned about outward appearances, you'll dive into Barantino the moment you lay eyes on it. The bar is gets its name from Quentin Tarantino, the legendary American film director with a penchant for the grotesque. Photos of the director and the actors and actresses he featured in his movies are splashed across the walls inside the smoky dive. Come here on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. to listen to local musicians wail away during the bar's weekly open mic nights. Sometimes the sessions are an eclectic mix of musicians playing originals and covers, while other nights are dedicated to an artist (like the bar's recent Johnny Cash night). The drinks are simple and straight. Order a bottle of beer, pull up a chair and enjoy a night of music.
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