Our annual nightlife and drinking issue, Swizzle, is just around the corner, and I'm thinking about something new: Swizzle includes listings for many of Eugene/Springfield's drinking establishments, complete with happy hours and specials (when said establishments provide said information). But what do you guys have to say about them?
Maybe you're familiar with the Zagat guides, which condense commentary from loads of reviewers into tiny descriptions for restaurants and other establishments. I'm not thinking of anything quite so scientific as their complicated system, but I am wondering: What makes you go to the bars you frequent? Why do you love 'em? Where are you a regular, and how'd the bar you go to most often earn your undying loyalty?
Leave your thoughts and observations in the comments! Selected commentary may make its way into Swizzle's bar listings.