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This is the best small-town bar in Georgia, according to Thrillist

America’s small towns are beloved for their quirks and their quiet. Far from the hustle and bustle of bigger cities, small towns offer a slower-paced lifestyle. And at the bars, “once you’re in, you’re a regular.”

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The best small-town drinking experiences in the country, according to travel experts over at Thrillist, include “immaculate cocktail parlors, rowdy dives, historic speakeasies, far-flung cowboy hangs, and waterfront oases, all located far from the big cities that usually hide all the spotlight.”

The entertainment and travel site recently compiled a state-by-state list of the best small-town bars.

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Tybee Island pizza bar Huc a Poos earned the honors for Georgia.

Its “shack-tastic wood-walled setup is made for weekend beach bums who appreciate a friendly, dingy dive bar and cheap mixed drinks, which are consumed around the loud-yet-laid-back central bar,” experts wrote.

The joint, adorned with “random tchotchkes and memorabilia,” also serves up a mean slice of pie, according to Thrillist. “What Mellow Mushroom attempts at linking itself to acid-dropping culture, Huc a Poo’s achieves, providing a hidden hippy rest haven to any visiting friends seeking a shift from Georgia’s red-meated, chest-beating southern bravado.”

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But it isn’t just a visitor’s haven. Google reviewers rave about the bar as a staple in the community.

The small beach town of Tybee Island boasts a population of just over 3,000 residents. 

Explore Thrillist’s full list.

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