Finding comfort at the last dive bar on South Broadway

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“I need a shot. I got bit by a wolf.”

It was a half-wolf, half-German Shepherd, Derick Courtney later admitted. He was trying to get intimate with its owner, and the mutt objected. He has the scar between his fingers to prove it.

It’s Wednesday night at Badger’s Pub, the last dive bar on South Broadway.

Principal bar owner Kyle Gaines does not look down at Courtney’s hand — he merely pours him a shot of whiskey alongside one for himself. The two clink cheers. Down. (more…)