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West End Trading Co. has an 'unfathomable' happy hour 

Essay question: Why should I drink here? If a walk-in cooler, some woven bamboo sticks and your comfiest T-shirt got freaky and had a child together, it would look like West End Trading Co. With an unfathomable noon-to-9 (NOON TO 9!) happy hour and impeccable bar grub, West End is the up-punching dive you always wanted.

Short answer/multiple choice:

After work or after hours? After hours.

Beer/wine or liquor too? If it pours in a glass, it’s on the shelf here.

Check all that apply:
☐ fancy cocktails
☒ make 'em strong and keep 'em coming
☐ wine list (5 choices or more)
☒ craft beer
☒ beer: the usual suspects
☒ wide selection of bottles/cans (more than 15)
☒ wide selection on tap (more than 15)

Food served? Y ☒ N ☐ It’s a great slate of wraps, sandwiches and fried food.

Smoking allowed inside? Y ☒ N ☐

Outside drinking? Y ☒ N ☐

Dog-friendly? Y ☒ N ☐ Your pooch will feel right at home on the patio.

Bag hooks? Y ☒ N ☐

Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad? Not bad

TVs? Y ☒ N ☐

What’s on? A panorama of sportsball!

DJs? Y ☒ N ☐
Live music Y ☒ N ☐ More nights than not.

Loud music or background music? It’s a background soundtrack to vape and chill to.

Games? Check all that apply:
☐ pinball
☒ video
☐ pool
☐ darts
☐ other: air hockey


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