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The 50 Coolest Fictional Bars

30. O'Malley's Bar

First Appeared: "O'Malley's Bar," Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (1996)
Notable Patrons: O'Malley, O'Malley's wife, Siobhan O'Malley, Caffrey, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Holmes, Mr. Brookes, Jerry Bellows, Henry Davenport, Kathleen Carpenter, Vincent West
Signature Drink: Blood

Ordering a drink in a bar described by that preacher of blackly comic gloom, Nick Cave, is asking for something bad to happen. But you're inclined to do it anyway; you'll make such great material in a song when one of Cave's Browning-esque narrators makes your "blood [spill] across the bar like a steaming scarlet brook." Which is exactly what happens when the handsome protagonist of "O'Malley's Bar" lights up the establishment for no reason other than that he can.

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