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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.

excellent.

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

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

good times.

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happy hours into night

Posted in bars, drinking, friends, happy hour, san francisco with tags , , , on Saturday 16 August, 2008 by the Notorious O.S.C.

16 aug

it’s been all about happy hour lately.

wednesday, i went to happy hour with annie, frank, mickey.

we started at Ponzu.  their happy hour is pretty good, although it only lasts till 6pm.  kobe burgers, prawn something-or-other, and ahi tuna.

had some cocktails, too.

then we moved on to…  uh…  Bacchus.

there’s a kick-ass jukebox!
we played billiards. it’s amazing how much better your billiards skills are before several cocktails.

some more talking, hanging out, laughing, and then we moved on to the next place.

it was Bigfoot Lodge.

this is where it gets a little hazy.

Annie decided that she was crashing at my place.

more talking, laughing, professing our love for each other, hanging out, etc. ensued.

and then suddenly we were hungry.

next stop:  Grubstake

i think i had another beer there.

annie didn’t crash at my place.  i think she may have taken a cab home.

the next day, thursday, was happy hour as well.

this time with D, visiting from Colorado. he just married a different CrazyCzech.
we started at roots.  they claim to have a rooftop garden, which they do.  but there’s no food/beverage service up there.

we go to Level III. it’s a new bar/lounge/restaurant/lobby/conference room/registration area in the JWMarriott.

it’s a weird space.  everything kinda flows into everything else.  it’s strange that tvs are tucked away into little nooks, where you can have food, or lounge around.

are we at the bar? are we in the lobby? are we at the registration desk?  all questions that begged to be answered.  and the answer.  yes.

happy hour prices are excellent. mac n cheese; mini kobe burgers; truffle (?) fries. all for about $4 (?).

cocktails are incredibly inventive. created by some doofus mixologist who works at Elixir.

service is kinda suck-ass.  suck-ass meaning non-existent.  no one ever approached us to serve us. we had to go to the bar.  not necessarily a travesty.  it probably has something to do with the way the bar/lounge/lobby/registration area/conference room/restaurant is set up.  how do the servers know if we need food/beverage service? they don’t. for all they know, we could be waiting in the lobby, or trying to check in…   see how it’s weird?

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