12 Caroline St.
Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

An oasis of down homeyness in what can be a pretty stuffy town during horse racing season, DA's has all the amenities of a classic college bar: spacious booths, cheap drinks, foosball and pool tables, and a hard-rockin' jukebox. A dive, for sure, but make no mistake, around these parts that's a ringing endorsement.
[Website: desperateannies.com]