Best Place to Hear the Replacements' 'Here Comes a Regular' - 2000
Mars Bar - CLOSED
"Well, a person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all," goes the ultimate wounded-romantic ballad for go-nowhere drunks, and it's a sentiment that resonates deeply at the Mars Bar. Two heads slump over the bar and marinate in their own saliva. . . . A fading artist addresses everyone by saying, "Hey asshole, no disrespect." . . . "Here Comes a Regular" blasting on the jukebox in this charming-but-beaten-down dump would be a lighter-raising moment if the patrons and bartender were sober enough to participate. Just the place to spend your weekdays if you're living out a Charles Bukowski novel.