Five Things to Know About Murio's Trophy Room
The signs outside of Murio's don’t exactly tell the whole story. An old, rarely-illuminated neon one hangs overhead with the words “John Murio's Liquor to Go,” but you won’t see people walking out with beer—aside from what’s in their stomachs. And while a few statuettes and chalices do rest atop the bar, the real trophies here are the bottles that bartenders use to mix cocktails for their guests. Here are a few more insights into this neighborhood favorite:
It’s easy to get here without a car. Public transit lines 6, 7, 33, 38, 43, and 71 all lead to Murio's, which is a good thing considering the notoriously stiff drinks.
An old-school jukebox supplies the evening’s soundtrack.
Seating options abound. Leather-topped stools stretch down the bar, and there’s also a lounge with couches and chairs for more laid-back conversations.
Patrons can play pool between drinks.
Not every night unfolds the same way. Depending on the evening, Murio's might be hosting trivia or screening the big game.