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bar of the day: pimm’s bar

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pims bar - this is glam

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A Pimm’s bar!  How very British!  A perfect place to rest a pitcher as you wander about your country estate, getting blitzed with your eccentric upper-crust friends.   Right-O.  Croquet, anyone?

photo via This is Glam.

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November 9, 2009 at 2:26 pm

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specs

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Specs Twelve Adler Museum Cafe is the bar of the day!  I call it Adler Specs and it just may be the best bar in San Francisco – and San Francisco is a city packed with great bars.    What makes Specs the best?  It gets major points for being walking distince from where I live (downhill too! more points).  And for being close to other fine bars Tosca and Vesuvio.  And close to City Lights Bookstore.  And because it’s located a little ways down an alley, it manages to stay hidden away from all the douchey douchey douche bags in North Beach.  The crowd is a good mix of really old, sort of old, middle-old, and old at heart.  And serious drinkers, all!  It’s never too loud for conversation in Specs.  But there’s a  piano in the back that’s often in use.  The bartenders look salty, but they’re actually very sweet and they’ll make your boyfriend his fancy-pants Venetian cocktail without any attitude.  In fact, they’ll be totally nice about it.  It’s also cheap and the drinks are strong and there’s lots of weird crap on the walls and it’s been open since 1968 and it’s my favorite.  A Classic.  Cheers to Specs and cheers to Friday!  I mean thank. fucking. god.

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September 11, 2009 at 2:08 pm

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New Orleans Bar.pdf (1 page)-1

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I owe the city of San Francisco $600 in parking fines. Um, I know it’s the a.m., but I need a drink. And a new place to park my car. Oh, and F the DPT.

In mostly unrelated news – welcome to “bar of the day” a regularly recurring series in which I post pictures of bars – public and private – that this liquor loving rarface admires the most.

Bar the first (pictured above) belongs to Rebecca Singley of New Orleans and was featured in dearly departed Domino last fall. As you can see from the caption – this bar used to be a desk. Ah, for a desk like this. Shelves full of booze and silver and paper lanterns. And someones been hard at work here, most of these bottles are less than half full – that’s what I like to see! 

Well-stocked, well-loved, well-used, Ms. Singley’s home bar is warm and inviting and perfect.  Like a hug!  From an alcoholic.

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August 12, 2009 at 10:10 am

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