I went and got ill. That’s why we are missing a couple of weeks here. Rest assured we will be back at it again. In the mean time, what are some ideas for a group of places to go? Take a look at the map, see the places we hace yet to visit, and tell us why we should go to specific ones. Come up with a theme, or whatever else sparks your fancy and help us find where to go next.
This Saturday will feature The Spot, Uncle Bart’s, The Woodshed and The Republican. Come on out and get a beer with us.
DrinkSLC will be going to visit the Fisher Beer Garden open house on May 15. Please RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117111434987565&ref=mf
See http://www.slcgov.com/events/celebratecity10.htm for details.
Sorry for no update this week. Rawb and I had a social engagement with Det3 to attend. It was a semi-annual party that has always been a lot of fun for us. It’s good to remember to go to private house parties now and again just to relax and have a good time. Just remember to be responsible with your debauchery.
Today there I read an article about the fact that flavored malt beverages (Wine Coolers, Energy Beers, etc.) have seen a huge dip is sales since they were relegated to the State monopoly liquor stores. How is this at all a surprise? Most drinkers are far more likely to go for convenience when looking for a quick drink. They don’t want to go to the trouble of going to one of the few State Liquor stores just to get a beverage. It should be no wonder at all that the sales have declined. Between the inconvenience of going to the Liquor store and the atrocious 89% markup that the State Monopoly charges for the beverage, no one is drinking them anymore. A 90% decrease in sales is remarkable only in that it’s not 100% Ignorant state legislators outlawed the private sale of these beverages in 2008. Putting the distribution into the incompetent hands of the DABC ensures that the fewest numbers of the drinking public are going to be able to obtain these so called alcopops. All of this was done in the name of “The Children”. If people would raise their kids right, and if stores followed the laws already in place, I could get my Spark (a guilty pleasure of mine) or the like at the grocery.
I want to see a return to sanity in our alcohol laws in Utah. We get a bad rap, often undeservedly, but sometimes well earned for our quirky laws. This is just one of many that are stupid and should be repealed or revisited. If you are all the activist type, please contact your representation in the Legislature and have them right some of these wrongs.
For a number of years I had a home bar. A place that I would visit at least weekly, and often many times during a week, where I felt very comfortable. Even when I lived out of state, every time I came back to Salt Lake, I would find myself visiting this bar to see old friends and shoot some pool. Shortly after I returned to Utah I returned to my “Home Bar” thinking I could get some billiards in to go along with a couple of tasty beverages. I was sorely mistaken. The crowd was drastically different than what I was used to. The staff all strangers to me. Only one person was mildly familiar, so I struck up a conversation with him to see what had happened. It turns out that new management of this bar had recently fired all of the old staff save one. This basically killed off any chances I had to want to come back to this establishment.
Part of what I want to do with DrinkSLC is to find a new home bar. A place that is not only fun, but comfortable. I’ve found a few places that might fit that bill, but I really do want to go the distance and find a great place to hang my hat as it were. I want to sample all that SLC has to offer for nightlife. My only fear is that I will enjoy our wanderings so much that I don’t settle on a particular place. I guess that is the price that we pay for our adventure.
Go west my friends! This week we’re heading west out of downtown and hitting: Art’s Place, AJ’s Lounge, Lofte’s and finally Club 114. See you all Saturday.
This week we are giving our livers and our wallets a break and will not be reviewing any bars.
So instead we have a little poll.
What is your favorite drink?
Where do you most often go for a tasty beverage?
How were you introduced to your favorite drink?
What would you like to see Drink SLC do online or in person?
Where is your default after-bar location for good eats?
What is the best breakfast/brunch for treating a hangover?
Bayou for awesome food and beers, Bar Delux, and Bert’s Tiki Lounge. Hope to see you there. The best post or tweet will win a drink from Marv.
It’s Saint Patrick’s day. Irish Christmas. International Irish Drinking Day. That day where people wear green.
As someone with no real claim to Irish descent, I often feel somewhat guilty for the parties that I have been to and all the drinking I have done on St. Patrick’s day. It’s a day where Hibernian culture is celebrated all across the country. A day that many people have no real idea of why it is important to our Irish friends. It’s been turned into a drinking day more than anything.
I think it’s great that a culture is celebrated on this day, but I hope people will look to that culture and appreciate it for it’s richness and not just use it as an excuse to party mid week viagra pharmacie paris.
Oh, I did have some green beer tonight. It’s better without the green.