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Thursday, February 11th, 2010—Bar 32

Day 32—Wednesday, February 10th

The Limerick House

First off, after a bit of a dry spell, the donation board lights up again!
My friend Emily Schein from the windy city of Chicago just sent in five bucks today and that’ll buy the first beer! Thanks and cheers to you, Emily, we’ll see you at the end of April as I take this bar crawl on the road to the midwest for week.

We had a huge snowstorm today and it continues on in the night. It’s a real fucking mess out there and I really don’t feel like slogging around town in this mess, so I’m going to stop in at a little tavern that’s on my way home. The name of the joint is the Limerick House and it’s a casual Irish bar, perfect for a few drinks to warm up on my way home. It’s a mess out there, so put on your rubbers and let’s go. That’s right, I’m an advocate of safe walking.

We'll be walking down 6th Avenue and it's a fucking, freezing mess out here.

The snow turns into a sea of brown glop on every corner. I hate winter!

The streets are pretty empty, I'm halfway wondering if the bar is even going to be open. You'd have to be a master boozer or completely insane to be going to a bar in the middle of this blizzard. Luckily I fall in to both categories.

The lights are on, time to seek shelter from this storm! And there's people inside! Unbelievable!

And Simon the bartender quickly serves a perfect antidote to a winter blizzard, a fresh pint of Guiness. This of course leads to...

The traditional wearin' of the Guiness on the head. Yeah, I know you're getting tired of this, but i never do. So there!

This is for all of you whining about the Guiness on the head thingy.

As I said, anyone going out on a night like this is a Master Boozer, so I made up some Master Boozer certificates to pass out. The first recipients were Martin and Gayle, who braved the storm to go out and enjoy the Limerick House.

There's plenty of seating in the Limerick House.

More Master Boozer certificates for this lively group of guys! From left: Julian, Earnest, Darrell and Andrew. Cheers, guys!

Lots of tunes on the jukebox. See the review for more details.

Fabian was working hard behind the bar so I awarded him the Master Boozer certificate.

Some of the nightly specials at Limerick House.

Here's Ryder and George. Ryder is just one of this woman's aliases, there's a meaning behind it, but I'll never tell!

And the final Master Boozer certificate goes to Simon the bartender whose expertly poured drinks fueled me for the rest of the walk home.

And of course the obligatory bathroom mirror shot. My favorite one so far! Goodnight everybody!


There once was a bar from Nantucket...aah, I’ve never been good with limericks so fuck it.
Hey that almost worked, I guess it’s my half Irish side coming out. The Limerick House is a no-frills, laid back neighborhood Irish bar, perfect for relaxing with a perfectly poured pint of Guiness. The staff and bartenders are friendly and drinks are inexpensive. There’s an eclectic jukebox with a wide array of artists ranging from Bill Haley and the Comets to Joe Cocker To Lil Wayne to the Deftones. The closest it comes to standard Irish tunes is U2. No gimmicks, no gadgets just booze served at decent prices and a cozy atmosphere. No complaints from me.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday the Limerick House has beer bucket specials. Full lunch and dinner menu including fish and chips, burgers, grilled salmon and chicken parmigiana over pasta. The house specialty is their  traditional shepherds pie. And you can wash dinner down with a cup of genuine Irish coffee. Too rah loo rah loo!

Limerick House
69 W. 23rd St. (@ 6th Ave.)


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Reader Comments (9)

I used to be a regular there. Great bar. Great atmosphere. If only Simon was a cute bartender. Your string of hotties has come to an end. I dont swing that way. Not even for a good shepherd's pie.

Eehh, it looks alright. I'm still partial to The Johnsons.

Congrats on the Honest Scrap

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGina

Love the Master Boozer certificates! And here's to you for braving the storm!

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarfly

Aww, thanks for my shout-out! See ya in April. This bar looks like a good place, I love me some Irish beer and food. My fave bathroom shot too, hilarious!

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Shelter from the storm indeed.
Great review!
AND the end of April (April 22 - May1)
is International Pop Overthrow in Chicago.
So not only will we be able to frequent a few cool joints,
but see some great bands as well.
I'll be reviewing the coffee and Energy Drinks but what the fuck
somebody's gotta drive!
We'll tear up Chi-town in proper fashion!

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

I like the guiness on the head thing:)
And yeah one of us needs to not drink mr "b" cause someone needs to drive me to the south shore train by 12:30 or everyone will be stuck with me all night:)
Looking forward to seeing ya Marty..

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

There was an old pervert named Dave
Who kept a dead whore in a cave
he said "what the hell...
if you can stand the smell...
just think of the money you'll save!"
There you go Marty, an oldie but a goodie! That one dates back to junior high school at the very least.

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

There once was a fun guy named Marty
Who was always the life of the party
He ordered from Si
Beer and shep's pie
And ended up all drunk and farty.

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

There was a young girl from Wheeling
Who said she had no sexual feeling
Until a man named Boris
Touched her clitoris
Then they had to peel her off the ceiling.


February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRectum? Nearly killed 'em.

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