Swinging Doors is definitely the place where everybody knows your name. It anchors the corner in Windwardside opposite the Big Rock Market.
Proprietor and bartender Eddie Hassell has the neighborhood watering hole recipe down pat: a well-stocked inventory, simple fare, and a wealth of unsolicited opinions. Eddie is a naturalized American citizen and served in the US merchant marine for 13 years. Ask the man for a story and you a likely to get a book.
Eddie’s wife Pat does her best to keep the Wild West flavor of the Swinging Doors reigned in: the atmosphere is definitely mellow for families with children. The atmosphere is fun, the chairs comfortable, and the conversation lively.
Call ahead for a table or take out because chow disappears quickly.