Best Phoenix From the Ashes

Cain & Abel's Bar & Grill

Fire in the hole! This über-relaxed West Campus bar suffered a tragic loss from an electrical blaze, which started in, of all places, the loo. Not only did this fluke of potty pyrotechnics rack up around $350,000 in damages, but it caused the cancellation of the ever-so-popular Free Pool Monday. What's a pledge to do? Fortunately, just as students were beginning to think their friendly, neighborhood, within-walking-distance hangout was done for, Cain & Abel's ably came back and had things cranked to their usual full-throttle by the end of the week. No doubt does this incredible resurrection (not to mention the composure maintained by all the devoted boys and girls) deserve a "Best of Austin" pick.

Cain & Abel's
2313 Rio Grande, 512/476-3201
www.abels.com/original

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