We were a little skeptical when Hamburger Mary's came to town in late 2009. Mary's painted purple a huge Crossroads building that had been home to several failed restaurant concepts. It was a little loud (aurally and visually) and slightly inconsistent, but the big, juicy burgers and KC's thirst for a gay-friendly, sketchiness-free atmosphere helped it rise. Hamburger Mary's has worked out most of the kinks: The rooftop patio is one of the best First Friday pregame spots; its Charity Bingo nights raise a lot of cash for several community nonprofits; and the Drag Brunch on Sunday is one of the most popular in the city. We like to drink at Hamburger Mary's because the cocktails come in three sizes: pints, goblets and — when we really want to shine on the karaoke stage — buckets. Yes, buckets.