My nephew Charlie is visiting this week so Bar Man hasn’t been making his appointed rounds while showing him the sights of New York. This was planned downtime so today was a bit of a bonus. After visiting the Museum of Natural History we decided to take a walk through Central Park. Somehow or another, either despite the Mysterious Chinese Woman having a compass, or perhaps because of it, we managed to get lost. Luckily we found a body of water and men (and women) who had gone down to the sea (well, a little lake) in boats. We followed the waterline and, lo and behold, up sprung The Boat House.
751) The Boat House
Quite an attractive bar and restaurant sitting right on the lake and adjacent to where you can rent boats.
There is both an indoor and an outdoor bar but we didn’t see the outdoor one until after we had a drink indoors. The bar itself is a fairly square dark wooden affair with the bartenders station in the middle. A small selection of liquor sits in the center on tiered shelves and looks a bit precariously perched. I think it might be mainly for show with the liquor actually used stored underneath the bar. The view is certainly pleasant enough and would be even nicer if you sat at a table outside.
Despite the pleas and tears of the Mysterious Chinese Woman, I explained that, as an Apprentice Bar Man, Charlie had to drink his Coca Cola at the bar.
Charlie, My Apprentice Program's First Participant
It is always hard on the women to see the children made to suffer for a greater good.
Mysterious Chinese Woman Attempting To Intervene
Charlie soon saw some of the benefits of becoming a Bar Man, however.
Nylee, The Dispenser Of Libations
There is a nice fireplace against one wall and ample indoor and outdoor dining areas. The outdoor bar looks like the better bet for a drink on a lovely day such as it was, but it was not to be. Perhaps next time we get lost.
Just one drink for the day but it was, as I said, a bonus. This makes 751 for the year and leaves a mere 249 to go. My next milestone will be bar number 777 on September 12th at F R Woody’s Pub up in Ranier, Minnesota, so I can kind of coast a bit until then. Woody is also the proprietor of Woody’s Fairly Reliable Guide Service.