Best of the River Wards 2012: Best Bar

Win­ner: Mick’s Inn at 2526 E. Clear­field St.

What makes Mick’s Inn so spe­cial?

Ac­cord­ing to own­er Fran Se­mon, it’s the bar’s wel­com­ing at­mo­sphere and the fact that the es­tab­lish­ment caters to cus­tom­ers of every age— over  21, of course.

“We get every­one in here, from kids in their twen­ties to guys in their eighties,” said Se­mon.

Re­cently, Se­mon, whose uncle owned and op­er­ated the es­tab­lish­ment for many years, bought the bar from a group of own­ers.

He said he’s happy to have Mick’s Inn back un­der the own­er­ship of his fam­ily.

“I grew up in here,” he said.

Se­mon said that Mick’s “good bar­tenders and a good crowd,” make it a great place to meet friends for a few drinks.

“There’s nev­er any trouble here. I mean, you’ll nev­er get hit with a bottle or any­thing,” he said with a laugh. “I was astoun­ded [to learn of the read­ers’ vote]. I mean, this place runs it­self.”

Mick’s Inn is loc­ated at 2526 E. Clear­field St. and can be con­tac­ted at 215-739-5979. 

-Hay­den Mit­man

Run­ner Up: The Good Time Tav­ern at 2501 York St. 

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