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You won’t find a better-looking throwback bar than Mathers Social Gathering

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Essay question: Why should I drink here? You won’t find a better-looking throwback bar than Mathers Social Gathering. The space, located on the third floor of the 19th-century Mather Building, is decked out in early 20th-century opulence, from comfortable leather armchairs to polished wooden bookcases to some of the best mood lighting around. Touches of local history abound, including seats and a giant U.S. flag rescued from Tinker Field. Just know that you’re going to have to pay a steep price for the privilege of drinking anything here. There’s also a dress code, so suit up, guys.

Short answer/multiple choice:

After work or after hours? After hours

Beer/wine or liquor too? ll of the above

Check all that apply:
☒ fancy cocktails
☐ make 'em strong and keep 'em coming
☒ wine list (5 choices or more)
☒ craft beer
☐ beer: the usual suspects
☐ wide selection of bottles/cans (more than 15)
☐ wide selection on tap (more than 15)

Food served? Y ☒ N ☐ There’s a small menu of fancy snacks

Smoking allowed inside? <Y ☐ N ☒

Outside drinking? Y ☐ N ☒

Dog-friendly? Y ☐ N ☒

Bag hooks? Y ☒ N ☐

TVs? Y ☐ N ☒

Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad? Not bad.

DJs? Y ☐ N ☒
Live music Y ☐ N ☒

Loud music or background music? Background swing-era jazz

Games? Check all that apply:
☐ pinball
☐ video
☐ pool
☐ darts
☐ other:

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