Happiest Hour: The Old Post Pub 

It's getting warm out once again, and we all know what that means: Time to shake off the blankets, turn down the thermostat and leave the heated confines of our homes and offices. But there's still a chill in the air, so as always we're at the ready with a suggestion on where to escape the cold.

This week: The Old Post Pub

Atmosphere: The old brick and wood-panel interior lend the Old Post a sort of Prohibition-era look befitting a place that masks its location with modest, muted signage. Flanked as it is by flashy establishments like Sean Kelly’s and the Iron Horse, the Old Post often gets overlooked by the throngs of weekend drinkers that descend on downtown, says bartender Will Deschamps. But the place has more charm than an orphan with a three-legged kitten. Take Charlie, the Old Post’s stuffed bobcat mascot donated long ago by one of the kitchen staff. He took a tumble recently and had to go to the taxidermist for some reconstructive surgery, but he’s back to greeting patrons from his perch above the back door. As bartender Katie Malone says, “It’s not a bar without some dead stuff.”

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