Best place to drink alone (Inside Chittenden County)
- 4 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT, 05401
Burlington has no shortage of dimly lit, seedy watering holes in which to drown your sorrows. But the Other Place — or the O.P., as most locals know it — stands as the crown cubic zirconia of Queen City dives. Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name … and leaves you the hell alone. In that case, look no further.
SEVEN DAYS: If the staff and regulars of the O.P. were the cast of “Cheers,” who would be whom?
MATT PERRY, BARTENDER: I am definitely Sam “Mayday” Malone, as I always wanted to be. Ben is the young pup, so he’s Woody. Cooley’s the bitch, Carla. Sarah’s been here awhile, so she’s Diane, I guess. Sometimes Cooley and I look around and declare that the O.P. is the worst episode of “Cheers” ever, so that’s funny.
JASON COOLEY, BARTENDER: Also, pretty sure that Frasier would get his ass kicked around here.
2012 Runner-up: Three Needs