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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“The Cellar is a great local bar, with the added bonus that they do not allow anyone under 21 in (which many of the bars in the area do). The prices are great and the bartenders are absolutely amazing! One of my favorite bars in Carbondale.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“A Carbondale classic! It’s been around forever and serves up some pretty good Tex Mex. We love their salsa! Also a bar!”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“Relaxing patio dining with Japanese Maple tree. Good wine selection and happy hour specials with mid-range and upscale dining options. Occasional live music. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“One of our favorites in Carbondale. Great dining experience. Never disappointed. Try the pistachio brickle ice cream when they have it or the carrot cake (enough for two)!”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“Our good friend Josh has re-opened a restaurant near SIUC. He is a trained chef and butcher - not to mention a mixologists. Shooud be one of the best in town once Josh gets everything moving.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
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“This is the most authentic, old school, bar in Carbondale. It's known for being one of the top sellers of PBR in the US. But, don't let this loud crowded bar worry you - its safe for ladies, LGBTQ, single guys and anyone else. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“This bar/night club can get a little rambunctious, but it's good if you like crowds on weekends.”
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends
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“Key West is a great bar, and they also usually have karaoke on Thursday–Saturday (though sometimes they invite bands to play). The drinks are reasonably priced, and the bar food is also pretty good.”
  • 1 local recommends
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“PK's is the local dive bar and lots of fun. They only take cash, but the drinks are very affordable. If you want a taste of the local culture this is a great place to pop into.”
  • 1 local recommends