We’ve been talking about bars, Dean and I. Trying to figure out when to go, where to go. We’ve been to a couple places we’d be happy to think of as our own neighborhood bar, but we’re starting to run out of ideas for new and interesting bars (although we’ve got a month planned for visiting bars with friends; we haven’t got the timing for that worked out just yet).
So we need your help. If you’re in California, or you’ve been to California, maybe you can recommend something. Is there a dive where the beer’s in cans but the customers talk philosophy? A cocktail lounge where the Manhattans and gimlets haven’t changed since the sixties (and most of the customers are the same, too)? A neighborhood pub that functions as everybody’s living room?
In the meantime, we’re thinking fondly of a few places we visited last year:
The first time we heard a bartender credit a church with who he is today:
The time Dean made a bartender cringe: