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Best Bar in Lawrence: #5 Harbour Lights vs #4 The Bottleneck

What is the best bar in Lawrence Kansas?

Wiesn innkeepers present their jug Photo by Lennart Preiss/picture alliance via Getty Images

The opening day of the Sweet Sixteen concludes with Harbour Lights vs The Bottleneck

Harbour Lights

Established when Kansas ended Prohibition in 1936. We’ve been providing Lawrence, Kansas with refreshing libations for over 80 years!

The Bottleneck

The Bottleneck is considered by many to be a rock and roll landmark. The historical building at 737 New Hampshire has been home to everything from a roller rink to a paper warehouse before finally taking shape as a live music club (alternately named Off the Wall Hall and Cogburns) in the ‘80s. It was renamed The Bottleneck in 1985 in honor of the numerous varieties of beer available. The Bottleneck’s journey began with a regular Monday evening open mic night giving local talent the opportunity to take the stage in front of friends and fans. From there, The Bottleneck soon cemented its status as a scheduled stop on many major city national tours giving the Lawrence community access to some of the best names in modern music.

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Which is the better bar?

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  • 42%
    Harbour Light
    (20 votes)
  • 57%
    The Bottleneck
    (27 votes)
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