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Annabell's

Annabell's understands that boozing and bruising go hand in hand. But unlike most bars, which employ bouncers to break up the bloodshed, the folks at this Akron hole-in-the-wall embrace the effects of too much Wild Turkey. In fact, they've marketed it. For $5, not including the bar's famously priced $1 pints of Amber Bock, Annabell's patrons can catch Akron girls and boys duking it out in a haphazardly roped-off ring set up just catty-corner to the basement bar. Unfortunately, boxing nights are sporadic. They're often used as quickie fund-raisers for the Akron U. men's and women's rugby teams, whose players can be found clenching PBRs ringside, while their teammates have it out in a few rounds of friendly fisticuffs. The bar provides helmets, mouth guards, and boxing gloves; the bouncer referees. Annabell's unusually buff bartenders (one is a pro female boxer) are also known to participate, sometimes using the ring to settle their beefs. Better tip well!

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