12 Bars with Ridiculous Names

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Skinny Dick's Halfway Inn
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Skinny Dick's Halfway Inn (Fairbanks, Alaska)
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This famous roadhouse in Fairbanks, Alaska, certainly has a flair for the inappropriate. And just in case the name isn't indication enough, there are even signs outside warning that inside you'll find "adult humor" (aka boobs, "happy" bears, smoking, booze, and foul language). Plus, the on-site gift shop ensures that you'll have plenty of souvenirs to take home and help you remember your night of ridiculous debauchery.

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Wikimedia Commons/User:Lar

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Big Wangs (LA)
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Come on, how do you not laugh at a name like that? This fun, popular sports bar with three LA outposts keeps the mood "light" with some appropriately inappropriately-named menu items ("The Threesome" beer and wings special comes to mind). And of course, there's the slogan that says it all: Size matters.

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Yelp/Herman N.

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La Merde Saloon (Portland, Ore.)
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La Merde Saloon (Portland, Ore.)
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It doesn't take more than a middle school level of French to get the joke behind the name of this Portland bar. And while the name may be a little silly, patrons are definitely serious about the popular Thursday trivia night where, fittingly, winners are gifted with shirts that read "I was 'The Shit' at Trivia Night."

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Yelp/Laura N.

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Madam's Organ (Washington, D.C.)
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Humorous on its own, the name of this D.C. bar only gets better when you say it in conjunction with its location (Adams Morgan). And though the mural of the voluptuous woman on the side of the wall may suggest other connotations, you have to assume that the name plays off the fact that this is a blues bar.

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Flickr/krossbow

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The 13th Step (New York City)
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When this East Village bar opened in July of 2010 it had a lot of locals crying ridiculous — ridiculously inappropriate, that is. Indeed, many found the bar name, which is supposedly the AA term for hooking up with one's sponsor, a tad insensitive.

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Yelp/Paul C.

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Club Foot (Chicago)
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This Chicago dive may be beloved for its super cheap drinks, arcade games, and retro memorabilia decor, but it doesn't change the fact that the bar shares a name with a congenital deformity.

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Yelp/A.S. V.

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Bubba's Sulky Lounge (Portland, Maine)
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Somehow a serious name just wouldn't fit the vibe of this sprawling, "flea market-fabulous" complex featuring an Old West saloon, taxidermy, a lunch box collection, and a light-up dance floor.

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Bubba's Sulky Lounge

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Burp Castle (New York City)
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Burp Castle (New York City)
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This East Village bar, with a monk-chic vibe is known for its selection of top-notch Belgian beers, so you have to wonder (given the name) if after a night imbibing there belching is allowed, even though loud talking isn't.

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Flickr/charliekwalker

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Filthy McNasty's Saloon (Ft. Worth, Texas)
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Filthy McNasty's Saloon (Ft. Worth, Texas)
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A couple bars across the country appear to claim the name Filthy McNasty's (one in Reno and another in Vero Beach, Fla.). This one, located in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District is known as a popular live music venue.

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Yelp/Justin S.

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The Distinguished Wakamba Cocktail Lounge (New York City)
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Any legitimate dive bar whose name begins with "distinguished" earns a vote as ridiculous.

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Flickr/flickr4jazz

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Ugly Tuna Saloona (Columbus, Ohio)
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Although popular with the local college crowd for its giant fishbowl cocktails and frozen drinks served in souvenir bikini glasses," you have to cop to feeling a little goofy saying the name of this bar.

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Flickr/snigl3t

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Snake and Jake's Christmas Club Lounge (New Orleans)
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We've come to expect a bit of the ridiculous from New Orleans, so thank you to this beloved dive for not disappointing in the bar name department. 

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Flickr/Mary B.