Best Beer Joint:

March 29, 2011 at 2:05 p.m.
Updated March 28, 2011 at 10:29 p.m.

Best Beer Joint: The Brown Bag

The Brown Bag has been serving up cold beer, cowboy burgers, and good times for more than two decades. Owner Rick Caputo said there's no end to the party in sight.

"It's a Cheers bar. You could be sitting next to the mayor, or an oil field guy, or a coach, or a banker, or a computer expert," Caputo said. I'm not bragging, but it's the best atmosphere."

For the past 24 years at its location on North Navarro Street, Caputo said his bar has always offered the complete bar experience. Beers are $2, and $2.75 after 6 p.m., a reasonable price for a wide selection of beers. But people come for more than the beer, they come for the family environment, where everybody knows their name.

"When I opened this bar in 1987, there was nothing here. We just build it up, and kissed everybody who came here, and took care of them," Caputo said.

The Brown Bag

8609 N. Navarro St.



First Runner Up


4102 N Navarro St., No. F



Second Runner Up

Buffalo Wild Wings

7905 N. Navarro St., No. 1000





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