Three Needs: The Best Bar In Vermont?

So, yeah, it’s a good bar.  It’s got a great selection of beers on tap, you can borrow playing cards from the bar and play poker at the tables, you can read a textbook here if you’re a student, or do Sudoku and have a pint if you’re retired.  And you can watch seemingly endless episodes of The Simpsons on the TV above the bar or play a game of pool in the back or chat with your neighbor.  But is Three Needs the BEST bar in Vermont … is it worthy of Esquire’s praise … is it … good enough?

Maybe.  I’ve only been to a handful of bars in Vermont, so what do I know?  I think the floor speaks for the entire bar.  It’s been around a while.  It’s seem some stuff.  There’s been beer spilled on it, maybe blood too — it’s exactly like the floor should look in a great bar.

Three Needs, Burlington. on Twitpic
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But what I’m really concerned with is what are the three needs?  It’s a bar, so I assume one it’s booze.  And with The Simpsons gear, that seems to be another.  And the third then is … Detroit hockey?  I’m not sure.  I’ll remember to ask next time I’m there.