Okay, tonight I’m off to a bar to search for something and this time it’s not a swizzle stick, that’ll be tomorrow night. Jaws designed some cool T-shirts with the patented, “Sip Ahoy” catch phrase that Uncle Waltie invented. I got one for myself and one for Uncle Waltie so tonight I’m going to go the International Bar and make the presentation. Eastward, ho! (And sorry about calling you a ho.)
Down into the subway we go...
And baboom! Through the magic of the internet, here we are in the East Village. The heat has finally broken and it's nice out tonight.
There's one little problem with this sign and the arrows pointing you where to play Lotto...
They point out to the street. Oh well, just watch out for traffic as you're picking your winning numbers.
Here we are at the International Bar and there's Uncle Waltie in the window!
He was seated window-side with Bill. Time to present him with the Sip Ahoy t-shirt.
And here we are modeling the shirts. Great work, Jaws!
Uncle Waltie has his on and here we are, brothers in Sip Ahoy land!
Okay, let's take tour of the bar and see what's shaking.
Here's Tyler at the bar.
Some of the lit up bottles behind the bar.
And look who's on the other side of the bar for a change...
It's Molly along with John on the left and DJ Mojo on the right. Cheers!
The Sip Ahoy sign I brought in the other week is a permanent fixture of the bar now. And I'm proud of that!
Here's Aislings, the super cute bartender for the evening. What a great smile!
Joe works the door and hasn't thrown me out yet, so the night is going good.
And as we make our way full circle back to the window, here's Uncle Waltie with the lovely Barbara.
Let's put some tunes on the jukebox.
The Yardbirds! I once drove to Memphis with the Yardbirds drummer, Jim McCarty, I'll have to write about that one of these days.
I had to put on a few Neil Young songs in honor of Al!
You know it's a true East Village jukebox when they have the Dictators, "Go Girl Crazy" on the jukebox.
And my last few selections were a few Sam Cooke songs.
Okay, after several rounds it's time to say, "Sip Ahoy" and head home.
Goodnight everybody and see you tomorrow after dark.
120 1/2 First Avenue (Near 7th St.)
Further reading: Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York, EV Grieve, Downtown NYC Bar Project and Jaws the Cabbie Online Store.
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