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happy hours well into the next morning

Posted in drinking, friends, happy hour, san francisco with tags , , , , , on Friday 12 September, 2008 by the Notorious O.S.C.

12 sept Fri

it was a semmingly innocuous wednesday.

it started out pretty tame. i planned to meet up with Marky and Frank for some after-work drinks (well, after-work for them, no-work for me) at Level III.   i’ve been to Level III before. the service still sucks. but the food is pretty good.  RedSox game on tv. i’m not a baseball fan, but Frank & Marky were both into it.

the Girls show up at about 7pm.  they had a reservation at 8pm at Fish&Farm. they joined us for a drink.

they left for dinner.

me Frank and Marky decide to go to Cantina.

and this is where it starts to get fuzzy.

some more drinks there.

by now, theGirls had finished dinner, and were at Swig.  (so i think.  this is what i can piece together from my drunken txts.)

somehow, we end up at swig for a while.  and CrazyCzech is there, too.  i thought it was odd that he was there, but the next day he explained that when he got outta work, he called me and i told him we were going there. (really?  wow.  don’t remember this at all.) i have no idea how long we were there.  and then somehow… we ended up at Slide.

some drama ensued, and Annie was ejected from the cluuuub.

and i don’t remember what happened to Marky.  i think i left him at the cluuuuub with J.

and then somehow, i ended up at home.

but i ran into my neighbor. and he works at the restaurant next door. so i went up to his place and drank beer with him until who knows how late?

i woke up the next morning.

a quick inventory check found my glasses, cell phone, manbag, and wallet still in my possession.


no headache. no hangover.  but feeling very slow and lazy.

it’s hard to drink like you’re still in your 20s.

good times.

[where: 430 mason, 94102]



Posted in bar, drinking, friends, san francisco with tags , , , , , on Wednesday 23 July, 2008 by the Notorious O.S.C.

22 july tues

so it was a sunday night. and i got outta work kinda on the early-ish side of midnight. CrazyCzech wanted to go to Cantina because he loves the laughing buddha cocktail there. although i do enjoy the place, i find it takes way too fucking long to get a drink there. it’s not because of the bartenders. it’s a direct result of drinks being too labor intensive. same thing happens at Rye. the drink recipes are way-y-y-y too involved.

anyway. where was i? right. Cantina. focus.

i got there first. and much to my (non)surprise, the place was closed. i know it’s closed one day during the week, (and i can never remember which day) and it always seems to be the day that i plan to go there.


so i remember that i read on tablehopper last week, that the RedRoom closed, and something else opened in it’s place.

so i go to check it out.

(later i find out that the place is called minx)

it’s okay.

gone are the red lights, red decor, red red red.

instead, it’s grey walls and what looks like french provincial-esque decor, with a couple-a dead animals thrown around for decoration. it looks like the Shabby Chic store mated with the Bigfoot Lodge. a little weird, but whatever.

i order a Citron+soda. it tastes exactly how it should. like Citron+soda.

so it’s okay.

there are a handful of people at the bar, and a few sitting on couches.

they all seem to know the bartendress. and all seem to know each other.

tablehopper and Yelp tell me that the bartenders are probably the same ones from Amber or the Riptide.


i was just at Amber on sat nite with Frank, and Twin B.

[where: 827 sutter, 94109]

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