Dear Jonny, Hometown Drinking?

7 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    On point, chief.

  2. Jon says:

    I think so.

  3. Ray Bradshaw says:

    “I find the faux chic/hipster environment of the Smoke and Barrel to be extremely fucking frustrating and endlessly annoying, but many people swear by it.”

    With that you described virtually every damn bar in my hometown as well. Why do you think it’s come to this?

  4. Jon says:

    Because the hipster movement is faux chic. Because most hipsters I know have no real personalities after you’ve taken away their American Spirit cigarettes, trendy music, vintage clothes, and steaming cappuccinos. And when neo hippies/yuppies, who are often equally hollow, mesh with the hipster crowd after a few drinks, they start to think they’re cool, pretend to be comfortable with one another, and buy more drinks. This brings the bar success, which keeps it open, which keeps them coming, which leads to the invention of similar bars catering to similar crowds. It’s pretty fucking disgusting.

  5. Jack of all trades says:

    You don’t enjoy Tangerine’s?

  6. Jon says:

    I don’t know much about the place, other than that it is a gay establishment. Not my bag, but to each his own. Side note: When I was a bouncer, Sunday night in the club was gay/drag night, which was, for whatever unimportant reason, the easiest night to pick up women; so if I’m ever single again, I’ll give Tangerine a go, just to see if that phenomenon is universal.

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