People sometimes call Burton’s a dive bar, but that’s a misnomer – it’s much too clean and friendly to be called a dive. Burton’s is that type of bar you could classify as a “utility bar,” a place where absolutely everyone is comfortable. Here you can sit at the bar and watch sports while downing Miller Lites, debate politics while kicking game-animal ass at Big Buck Hunter, discuss the last book you read over a round of Lagunitas IPAs or just watch Thornton Park street life pass you by as you lounge outside with your dog.
If you bought a bar in 1975 and stored it in a hermetically sealed container, then unwrapped it 30 years later, it would probably look a lot like Burton's Frosted Mug. A lot of people consider Burton's a dive bar, probably because everything else in Thornton Park is now 'upscale.â?� But Burton's isn't a dive bar because the place is eerily spotless, right down to the perfect leatherette on the settees. But the drafts do come in frosty mugs taken right from the freezer, and they're cheap. Plus there are three immaculate pool tables at your disposal.