Best Of 2012: Neighborhood Bar: South
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The Hatch Cover is the kind of place where everyone feels comfortable — a mixed crowd of all ages and occupations. Rob Hirt and his wife Susan have owned The Hatch for 11 years. "We go out of our way to make everyone feel welcome and safe," says Rob. "We also have a really low turnover because we try to keep the staff happy. We have good managers, too, and there's always a manager here." Besides a menu featuring seafood, steaks, salads and pasta, "we specialize in killer bar grub," he says, "and we're open until 2 a.m. every night of the week." — Kendall Kullman
If you need to know more than all-hour 50-cent wings with house sauces like spicy plum and Thai chile, here's this: a 40-selection beer menu and a huge, diverse food list that includes a giant, popular nacho plate ($9) with all the fixins. Go for sports viewing, video karaoke and DJs.