Best Of 2010: Neighborhood Bar: East
"Thank you, thank you, thank you!" says Frankie Patton, to his customers and the voters who launched him to the top of this new category. Patton opened Frankie's Bar and Grill in 1984, and jokes, "I used to be the new kid on the block ... now I'm the old man of Powers Boulevard." In the last 26 years, Frankie's has become the east side's neighborhood "place to meet and eat," and Patton credits that to the burgers, wings, cold beer and camaraderie his loyal and new customers find there. "The economy is killing everyone," Patton says, "but the neighborhood is growing and people still like to have a great place to hang out, eat good food, and meet up with friends."
Surviving a quarter-century in the business, owner Frankie Patton also holds the distinction of having once been sued a few years ago by Led Zeppelin for failure to pay ASCAP fees. Frankie still books cover bands, but don't go there expecting to hear "Stairway to Heaven" anytime soon.
It's Tuesday, what are you doin'? Two-buck premium pints plus a $9.99 steak dinner at Frankie's or Frankie's Too, that's what. Both of Frankie Patton's bars are comfortable eastern hangouts for games or a quick, quality bite. Burgers, Tex-Mex and much more.