September 16th, 2008

B-Side group hug

Group hug - Mary Tyler Moore finale

On Monday, September 22nd, join me, Scott Howe, and the rest of your fellow barflies in the drinkboston community in a big group hug for the B-Side Lounge.

If you haven’t heard the news yet, scroll down a few posts (The death of a lounge) and you’ll see that the B-Side, which single-handedly resurrected classic cocktails and old-school bartending in greater Boston, will soon change hands. While we’re optimistic about the incoming establishment, we have to take a moment and give props to the B-Side, its owner, Patrick Sullivan, and all the ‘tenders as they serve up their last Windsor Hi-Lo’s and Double-Wides.

This is not a wake, so no crying. And it’s not an event per se, i.e. you don’t need to buy tickets. Just show up sometime between 5:30 p.m. and closing, and order a drink or three. It’ll be like a farewell party for that beloved boss who’s retiring, with everyone from the office showing up, buying drinks, telling war stories and toasting the jolly good fellow. I’ll do my best to be there until last call, so stop by and raise a glass with me to the place that spawned some of our city’s best bars and bartenders. As Patrick himself put it, “The trade is now in better shape than ever.”

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5 Responses to “B-Side group hug”

  1. Andrew W

    My fiancee and I were worried sick that the B-Side going to be treated badly, so your post is good news to us.

    We went on our second date there, and this summer we convinced her sister to move just around the block from it so we’d have another excuse to go. So it’s bittersweet that it won’t be the same place. But it sounds like it will still feel like home.

  2. Rantipole

    So, does this mean that Sept 22 is closing night? : (

  3. ljclark

    Andrew, hope to see you on the 22nd.

    Rantipole, no, the 22nd is not closing night. But it should be interesting.

  4. Sarah

    Any further word on the when B-Side will be changing hands / closing? I’m looking forward to trying the new incarnation, but I want to make sure I get to B-Side while I still can.


  5. ljclark

    I have no word, unfortunately. I think you have at least a few more weeks, though.

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