Astoria: Finding your Second Home at the RAR Bar

On the outside, it resembles a little Bohemian haven that you’d expect to catch while whizzing past the town of Woodstock. Wooden trinkets cover the windows, the chandeliers are crafted from wine glasses, live music is often emanating, and when it’s not live, it’s music from the Woodstock Era, Crosby Stills, Hendrix, Credence Clearwater. ThisContinue reading “Astoria: Finding your Second Home at the RAR Bar”

Lower East Side: This Is Not The Real World at Nitecap

Beginning of Fall: October 1st, 2016 You might miss the portal to another world if you’re on your phone, but then again–whatever your preoccupied with must be more important. This is Nitecap, both an elegant yet cozy, craft cocktail yet divey, one-of-a-kind bar located on the Lower East Side It’s rare that a bar takesContinue reading “Lower East Side: This Is Not The Real World at Nitecap”

Midtown: Bar SixtyFive at Top of the Rock & A Drink with the New York Skyline

Three of the four walls of the room are windows, and the view is unobscured by the messy midtown skyline; Bar SixtyFive at the Rainbow Room ascends as a literal offering to the skies. The Rainbow Room was named such in 1934, when several Rockefeller’s agreed that the name Stratosphere had fallen short on severalContinue reading “Midtown: Bar SixtyFive at Top of the Rock & A Drink with the New York Skyline”

The Weekly List #2–The Backdoor, Ocho, & Bastille

Thinking of the dreary nights, a nostalgic reverie,  for I’m onto life in Paris with my Seattle days behind me. A second list of drinks and establishments feels in order for this occasion! The Backdoor Sazerac, from the Back Door, a Sergio Leone from Ocho, and a French 75 from Bastille are the special three. Sensuous andContinue reading “The Weekly List #2–The Backdoor, Ocho, & Bastille”

The Red Light Bar in Bellingham, Washington

Pretension is a difficult umbrella to drink under.  Normally its a regular drink and I’m on my way, but I felt obliged to to order three mugs of the damned nightly special for the Governor, zee Kaimmer and I. Spiced apple cider with aged Bourbon, about a 3:1 ratio. Not exactly one to put hairContinue reading “The Red Light Bar in Bellingham, Washington”