Real People, Black Walls, and $2 PBR's - Sadly, Closing Tonight.... Used to frequent Busters when I lived in Lexington and couldn't stop going back. It had 2 beat up dart boards that we used frequently along with some nice pool tables. See the other review for great commentary of the bathrooms - all true! I truly enjoyed this very real, alternative hole-in-the-wall that had the BEST JUKEBOX IN TOWN. Radiohead, Cure, GBV, etc. What more can I say except it will be missed...
The ultimate dive.
This place is an amazing time warp. A group of us came to lexington,ky for a football game. While the game was great,this place was,for me,worth driving 400 miles.
Upon entering,your greeted by the computer geek "bouncer" wearing a sweater and tie,and horned rim
glasses,with a mousey voice. The next thing you notice is the 1950's pony ride pony by the front window
which is great for pictures if your drunk..
The patrons I observed wore chuck taylor hi-tops(seriously),rolled up jeans like a james dean movie,
and one dude actually had a mullet ! This bar/pool hall is where time twirls together the 50's,60's and
70's all into one building.
There was one tall black dude who followed my friend around the bar going,"Go big blue,go big blue!"
The most appealing factor is,this place has been forgotten by any cleaning crew for at least the
last 20 years. One of our group went to the mens room and came back looking like he had seen the
end of life on earth. He repeatedly stated,"OMG,DO NOT use that bathroom! That is the filthiest john I
have ever seen! Being a curious sort,I went to see for myself.
Upon entering,I looked around and backed out of the bathroom. This john would be a shoo-in for the
shooting of a John Carpenter horror movie,hands down.
As I backed out I noticed that the door had "MEN" scrawled on it in chalk! I asked a guy next to me if
they were aware of the condition of the bathroom,and he replied, "Oh,they never clean here."
The ladies room is made up of(I am not making this up) sheet metal forming three walls built out
from the wall of the building.The walls are covered in handwritten grafitti going back years.
Yet,it is a strangely appealing place,the locals all have a great time,and the beer is cold,and the
general atmosphere must be seen to be believed.We had a great time,oddly.
If you ever go to lexington,and your not germaphobic,check this place out after dark. The locals all
refer to it as the hole in the wall.
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