Thursday, April 03, 2008

A Nostalgic Return

I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the initial blogs I had written about a place, and this seemed like a good one to check out. I vaguely remembered not really knowing the name of the place until after I had been there. And, I was right.

235) La Gloria ye Infierno

I headed back across the river and not far from the Gigante supermarket is this small, cinder-block building on the corner of Constitucion and Francisco L. Mader. I looked all over but could not see a name and it didn't look like the kind of place I should be asking people. In fact, it didn't look like the kind of place I should be in. No overt hostility, but I certainly felt that I was somehow intruding.

An update. Although there is still no name visible the bartender at Machis Bar B. Q. (number 304) told me I should try a place called La Gloria ye Infierno on Constitucion. It turned out this was the place. I went in and showed the bartender the name the bartender had written down for me and he acknowledged that I was in the place. Mystery solved.

Ah, so many years ago and so much has changed. Except not in here. It looks exactly the same, both inside and outside, as it always has. Oh, except now there is some new furniture piled up in the place.

Paul And Bar Man At La Gloria ye Infierno

Even the crowd at the bar seemed to look the same as the last time I was here.

The Bar Crowd

We were escorted to the best table in the house. Plenty of sunlight.

Sharon, Paul And Dan At The House's Best Table

As you can see, we had a few beers and a couple shots of tequila. I really do like this place and, although it never looks like it's open, it almost always is.