Writer Guy Martin once described Mississippi drinkery Junior's as the perfect bar, saying that it had "that stripped-down thing that often occurs in great Southern bars: It dove for the low end with such force and velocity that it punched through the bottom and came out on top." That's the best way to describe some great local hangouts that often go unnoticed. Leave it to the industry pros—bartenders, bar managers or industry vets—to tell us just where to find those stripped-down spots that serve up good drinks. Or at least cold drinks in unassuming atmospheres. In a city teeming with great cocktail bars, it's easy to miss the under-the-radar places that bar knowers frequent. Here now are some local bar folks who tell us where they head for just that sort of thing.
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