Best Of 2006

Best Jukebox: Abbey Road Pub

No, the juke at this personable little Tyrone Gardens neighborhood tavern/British pub/strip-mall sports bar isn’t cool or retro or even full-sized — it’s one of those wall-hanging digital jobs. But this year, that’s precisely the point. It’s a digital freakin’ world, and the juke at Abbey Road has almost everything. And when we say almost everything, we mean it; that pretty little touch screen is hooked up to one hell of a full-ass database somewhere. You can’t order up literally any song ever recorded (some glaring omissions include The Replacements’ Let It Be album and the entire Fugazi catalog), but the breadth of selection more than makes up for a small dearth of I’m-the-coolest-music-guy-in-the-room favorites.