Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hangover Thursday: The Waiting

It’s Hangover Thursday, how’s your head? I didn’t actually drink last night. I spent last Sunday at a Highland Games festival, so I had enough excellent beer to keep me going for a few days. I am getting ready to go on a real tear soon though; I’m waiting for a new bar to open. Anticipating a new bar opening is a strange thing; let me try to put it into perspective.

I’ve been considered a regular at probably four bars in my life. When I stationed in North Carolina there was a little bar attached to a Mexican dive that expected me and my friends there every Monday night. When I got back to Florida there were years where my friends and I were known as “the boys” and we were expected every Friday night. When living in Tucson for three months, I spent 4 or 5 nights a week at the Surly Wench pub. Hangover Thursday exists because I used to go to the Copper Rocket pub every Wednesday night. I really need to make it back over to the Rocket; my schedule hasn’t let me do that lately.

So now a World of Beer is about to open close to me. Really close to me. It is literally a 9 minute drive from my house. That many beers that close, I’m excited. I really want to hate World of Beer, but I can’t. I like dives. WoB’s are always well lit and super clean. I love nasty, greasy bar food. WoB lets you bring food from the neighboring restaurants. I like owner/operators. WoB is a chain. I love their dedication to carrying so many kinds of beer that I can’t help but be excited.

I’m sure I’ll have pictures when the new bar opens in February. Until then I really need to go visit some of my old haunts.

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