Saturday, February 05, 2005

One For The Weekend

Well, I had kind of planned on taking the weekend off, but it was a nice warm sunny day and I kind of thought it would be nice to go for a walk. There is a bar that I have passed by but never stopped into before so I thought this would be a nice time to do it.

166) Freddy's

On the intersection of Dean and 6th Street in Brooklyn is this classic neighborhood bar. In the front window is a stuffed shark (or a plastic replica) and a couple of spike high-heel shoes. Behind the bar is a stuffed, and framed, bat and a large skull of unknown origin. One mirror behind the bar is festooned with pictures of people giving the camera the finger. Lot's of old books strewn about and copies of Lurch magazine available for browsing. There was a very strange montage of video clips compiled by the owner playing on the TV (the clips were playing on the TV, not the owner). Old 1960's Batman, what looked to be Mexican horror movies, kung-fu, very weird but quite engrossing. The whole place is strewn with old "stuff" and you could probably go in any number of times and not really see everything. They have a back room where a variety of entertainment is featured later in the evening. There is a painted tin ceiling and old lights with fans overhead. The bathroom features better than average graffiti.

I had a draft UFO Hefeweizen from Harpoon.

Well, only one today, but you can only chop a forest down one tree at a time. 166 down and 834 to go.


Tom said...

I love reading your posts. I live in your neighborhood and have been to almost every bar you have hit so far. I am impressed with your success so far, you're making some serious progress, but I am curious how you are going to do when you begin to exhaust the local watering holes and have to travel a greater distance to get the three or so per day that you need to average...also, do you have a plan for any realy benders where you bang out a slew of em in one day so as to give yourself a holiday or something? Well, Good luck, I'll be watching you, and I'll probably run into you somewhere along the line as I live in Park Slope.
Cheers, Bottoms Up,
Tom Ferrie

Josh said...

Glad you went down to Freddy's! It is my favorite Brooklyn bar.

maryhr said...

Sounds like you have found a fun and creative way to spend a year of your retirement. If you run out of bars in NYC you can always come to CT and go to some with us. Good Luck!!!

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