'Clean' Bar Celebrates its Fifth

Sometimes nice guys do finish first—or at least stay in the race a long time. An offshoot of T. Ho's Vietnamese Bistro on 815 Merchants Dr., the Pint House celebrated its fifth year in business July 29. Brothers Thuc and Thoi Ho opened the bar when the travel agency next to T.Ho's went out of business, and still carry on with a pint variety—15 beers on tap, from PBR to Highland Gaelic Ale, a few wines, and a full array of liquor. "We have worked very hard to not fall into the ‘drug den' that has shut down a few of our neighbors," says Seth Barber, general manager for the Pint House. Will the Ho brothers' next business be able to keep up the "clean" reputation and live long and prosper? We'll be able to see starting Aug. 1, when they open Nori Modern Noodle & Sushi Bar at 1931 Cumberland, former site of Yama Tora Japanese restaurant.