Max’s Named Best Bar in the World

Max's TavernEUGENE, Ore. — The owners of Max’s tavern in Eugene got a big surprise Tuesday.

They found out their bar was named “the best bar in the world.”

Max’s was given that title by Bar and Restaurant Magazine.

The magazine refers to many different aspects of the bar, which they felt was deserving of the “Best Bar in the World.” From the historic building it sits in, to rumors it was the inspiration for Moe’s Tavern in the TV show “The Simpsons,” staff say customers find a fit at Max’s, which brings them back every time.

“The building, the history, I mean, you can come in here and you’ll sit next to a guy who’s been coming here for 40 years, and he has stories about this place or he helped build one of the booths with the owner 25 years ago. Everybody, when they come in, they feel like they’re a piece of it,” said Garrett Horning, new Max’s Tavern bartender.

The current owners have owned the bar for 21 years.

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