Wow! While January dragged on, February flew by! We had 14 FABulous events and fought off the cold weather with all kinds of delicious hot toddies. It's the last day of the month and we sure are ready for it to be warmer. Cheers to March! And SPRING!
Hey, folks, consider this to be a "motivational" message:
January is a notoriously horrible month for the service industry. People are still eating, so restaurants aren't as bad off as bars. But everyone is hunkered down. Saving money post-holidays. Scared their noses might freeze off in the cold. (Doesn't it seem like the weather people are scaring us into staying home? What's up with that?) Bartenders and other staff live off your tips and may be struggling to pay their rent. So here's a little suggestion: Go to a bar. ANY bar. The bar closest to your house. Or near where you work. Order something. Tip your server. If you're doing the whole "sober January" thing or if you don't drink at all, order a seltzer or a coffee. If you have time, chat the bartender up a bit. See how they're doing. For so many people, this is the darkest, most depressing time of year. Maybe you can commiserate? Even if you're pretty broke yourself, the company might do you both good!
GO OUT! SPEND A FEW BUCKS! It will make you feel better, I swear! Obviously, I'd love to see your face at MY place but hey, I get it, it's winter. So go wherever is easiest!
Okay, that's my pollyanna post for the day.
December is barreling along! We've hosted all kinds of festive soirees and there's no sign of that stopping! Last night was our only "private" event, though our regulars were welcome, of course! Expect spontaneous excitement as revelers continue their company parties into the late night at Lucky. And if you're looking to hide from family -- or don't have any around -- we will be open till 4am Christmas Eve and all of Christmas Day. That's right. As we strive to provide a "safe haven" neighborhood bar, hosting friends on the holidays continues. HO HO HO!