Readers' Choice: Nominate the Salem Spot with the Best Local Color

Nominate your go-to place in the comments; they may be voted a Readers' Choice later this summer.

If it's near and dear to your heart, Patch wants to know—tell us about the Salem locale with the best local color.

Nominate your favorite place in the comments below. Once you do, Patch will officially add them to the running for best of the best—and later this summer, they may beat out the competition to become the number one Readers' Choice.

We will take nominations through July 9; voting begins July 23.

Erin Cyr June 18, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Essex Street PEDESTRIAN Way
Meg Elizabeth June 19, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Lobster Shanty or Reds
Diane Wolf June 19, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Reds is a great place to get a feel for the locals in Salem.
Anne C. Mahoney June 19, 2012 at 01:46 PM
I'll say The Lobster Shanty and Front Street Coffee Shop. Just so down to earth and comfortable. Interesting people frequent them. <3
Tommy Leon June 19, 2012 at 02:08 PM
The Lobster Shanty and Passage To India are where you'll find me on the weekends.
KlassySalem June 19, 2012 at 08:04 PM
The 99.
Jason June 20, 2012 at 01:06 PM
I conKerr, the Lobster Shanty, and Front Street Coffee House! Marvelous pic, Diane!
Bob Broderick June 20, 2012 at 01:20 PM
The Lobster Shanty. always an interesting crowd
Kate June 20, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Howling Wolf is fast becoming a favorite of mine for this, and they really care about the community.
Christie June 22, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Would this be the best category for Harbor Sweets?
Leese June 25, 2012 at 05:24 PM
In a Pig's Eye.
John Andrews June 26, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Gotta throw in a vote for the Lobster Shanty for this one..It's like Cheers in Salem
Penny Petronzio June 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM
The Old Spot
Amanda J June 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Witch City Segway
Chrissy Derby June 26, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Beth June 26, 2012 at 11:59 PM
In A Pig's Eye. Maybe Lobster Shanty, but it definitely attracts more tourists than the Pig.
gene June 27, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Beef and Oyster, The Gridiron, sports Haven, and Fontaine's Market. Oops wrong decade!
Matt Buchanan June 27, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Red's is a no-brainer......sit at the counter. Shanty is one of my favorite spots, but if you even act a bit "rowdy" as a regular you get the boot.....the t-shirts are a gimmick. Front St. has the best coffee in town. Tin Whistle is great. The Pig for music and cheap beer.
Joe Mastrorio July 09, 2012 at 07:35 PM
The Tin Whistle
Joe July 09, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Lobster Shanty by far!!!
BJ Larson July 09, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Lobster Shanty! We call it our neighborhood bar that's not in our neighborhood...
Tom Uellner July 09, 2012 at 08:18 PM
The Pig's Eye, The Lobster Shanty and Front Street Coffeehouse!
Rae July 09, 2012 at 08:34 PM
The Lobster Shanty!
Lara Jay July 09, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Old Spot or Reds. Too many tourists at the Shanty.
Heidi July 09, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Reds and Bertini's
john July 09, 2012 at 11:38 PM
I agree. You cant get anymore local than Reds and Berts. Bertinis is the Cheers of Salem,everyone knows your name.


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