Alright, last Tuesday I went out in search of a swizzle stick and for Uncle Waltie, a commenter here and at various other blogs and the man behind the curtain of the International Bar Blog. Sadly, he wasn’t there. I’ve dropped some subtle as a mallot hints on this blog all through the week, that I'd be coming back this Tuesday so let’s if we can find the elusive Uncle Waltie tonight. And besides, this is just too good of an excuse to go to the International Bar two weeks in a row, I didn’t have that luxury last year!
Okay, we'll be taking the F train to the East Village tonight, so it's down we go into the bowels of the Manhattan subway system.
Shit, a train just pulled out of the stop, looks like we'll be waiting awhile. Oh well.
Here comes a train...
But it's the M train...are you seeing this Gene? Where were you when we needed you! (You had to be there folks!)
And after a half an hour, the F train arrives. I think the F stands for Fucking Finally it's here.
And through the magic of the internet, here we are on 1st Avenue. Just a few blocks to go and we're at the International Bar.
And here we are at the International Bar. I love the gold leaf logo in the window here.
If you were with us last week, you'll remember Jason on the right who's here with his friend Damian. In addition to working at the International Bar, Jason is a guitarist and a member of CABB. Check them out here: CABB on facebook.
Hooray, here's the lovely and friendly Molly behind the bar...but where's Uncle Waltie?
Well he's right here! Uncle Waltie and I with Sip Ahoy sign balloons. (Please note that "Sip Ahoy" is a patented Uncle Waltie catchphrase, use only with permission!)
Molly joins in on the Sip Ahoy action!
And here's Michael, who I met at P.J. Clarke's last year on the bar crawl! It is indeed a small world, but as Stephen Wright once said, I'd hate to have to paint it.
Sebastian has some great Uncle Waltie stories, but you have to come to the International Bar to here them, I'll never tell!
John made his own sign declaring himself, "Out Of Order." I can identify with that. Shortly after this picture John burst into a one man show of the Mulberry Monologues. It was entertaining and frightening all at the same time. Well worth the price of admission!
Here's the pretty Fatou posing with the Sip Ahoy sign at the bar.
And here's Lydia, looking lovely while waiting for a drink. Sip Ahoy!
And a final shot of the lovely Lydia, the elusive Uncle Waltie and half of Gumby.
Sip Ahoy and see you all tomorrow after dark.
Bonus Sip Ahoy Word Balloons from Jaws!
Jaws made these custom-made word balloons for my next meeting with Uncle Waltie! Thanks Jaws and Sip Ahoy!