This South Broadway gem is a favorite among hardcore bikers, SoBro locals, cops, firefighters and, so we're told, federal agents. No, seriously -- you
never know who's necking a Budweiser at the next bar stool, so no funny business. Tesson Station is cheap, loud and fun, with a well-worn charm. Besides jovial boasting about pool or darts and the clinking of bottles, the ambiance here is punctuated by two distinct sounds: trains speeding by on the tracks located just a stone's throw from the entrance, and the revving of motorcycles as patrons come and go. Each sound ellicits a complementary reaction: Purring bikes get knowing nods or craning necks, depending on the horsepower, while trains trigger bartenders to offer the house special of $1 shots of Schnapps and two-for-$1 Jell-O shots. Expect frequent sing-a-longs of everything from heavy metal to country, and don't miss the view of the stars from the incongruously tasteful beer garden.