Turf's Lounge is a hidden treasure for anyone looking for a Cheers-like atmosphere in Charles Town. The downstairs bar is like a speak easy, as everyone (21 and over) has to be buzzed in. The actual bar is U-shaped, giving it a communal feel -- you can pretty much see everyone in the place. The bartenders, especially the weekend evening bartender, go out of their way to make sure customers don't go away thirsty (or angry).
Whenever they do karaoke, it's like a big party with everyone joining in. My wife and I like to spend Saturday evenings there, singing karaoke and playing Keno -- and drinking, of course.