Friday, December 6, 2013

Shot and a Beer

 After all the pre-Thanksgiving cooking was complete on Wednesday, I headed out to the best local tap-room on the Main Line: The Roache & O'Brien.
 This joint has been around forever...since the 30's. I had 9 oz drafts in here when I was 16.
The guys behind the bar know what you drink and know their job, always have a hearty hello and put the proper games on TV. Darts and a good Juke comprise the entertainment. Smoking is allowed and there are always a few guys you know from the neighborhood or from high school sipping a pint.

You have to appreciate a joint that is open from 7:00 A.M. on Thanksgiving day...and then closes at 2 P.M. so the staff can get their turkey on...and then re-opens at 7:30 until 2 A.M. so revelers can have a few drinks amongst friends after the bird is digested.These days, joints like these are few and far between in suburban America....this sportsman is damn glad one is in his jurisdiction.

3 comments:

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

It sounds awfully nice, and I was thinking the exact same thing about the few and far between-ness of genuine neighborhood bars like this now. If you ever find yourself in Minneapolis, check out Nye's Polonaise on Hennepin just across the Mississippi from downtown. It's also a truly great (and increasingly rare) neighborhood place.

Best Regards,

Heinz-Ulrich von B.

M.Lane said...

My kind of joint!!

ML

RulingPart said...

I got to go to a country pub in England once, in the company of some locals who were distant relations of the wife. It was just like this. Nice.