George’s Corner Sports Bar
5501 N Interstate Ave., 289-0307. 10 am-2:30 am Monday-Friday, 8 am-2:30 am weekends.
Let’s admit, right up front, that the best dive-bar fried chicken in town is still at Reel M’ Inn on Southeast Division. That said, this is the better bar, and given how long it takes the birds to get good and crispy, that gives George’s an edge. Put in a three-piece meal order ($6.75-$7.50) and prepare to kill upwards of an hour in the little tavern that hipness forgot. If there isn’t a Blazers, Ducks or Beavers game on, one of the half-dozen TVs will certainly be tuned to the Golf Channel or an episode of World’s Dumbest Criminals. A woman in her late 40s will get her groove on to the Black Eyed Peas and Buckcherry pumping out of the jukebox. Not feeling especially social? Crack open a copy of the Bar Rag News for the latest blonde jokes, redneck jokes, Viagra jokes and horoscopes. And then, four PBRs later, out comes your chicken and jojos and cheese fries, and by that point you’ll be fully prepared to hate yourself in the morning. MATTHEW SINGER.
Happy Hour: 4-7 pm. Discount wells and taps.
Entertainment: Patio; many, many, many TVs.