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Saturday, November 20th, 2010—Bar 41

Day 41—Tuesday, February 19th
Merchants NY

I’ve had a really shitty night tonight at work and I’m not prepared for this at all. Usually during my lunch break I’ll pick out the bar on the internet and take it from there. Tonight it was so crazy and busy and machines were breaking down and people were yelling at me and I have a whomping-stomping headache and I have no idea of where to go. I’m going to keep it close to home, so I think I’ll just wander around close to my home base and pick a bar at random and see what happens. So let’s go commit an act of random taverness. Got any aspirin?

Here we go down Sixth Avenue in search of a bar.

After my night tonight I kind of feel like putting in an application here.

I pass by this deli every day and I always find their sign proclaiming them to be the "finest deli" rather boastful, so I never buy anything here.

I thougt about going in here, but it was too much like last night's bar. All corporate and yuppie stuffy. Plus the name made me think of Sarah Palin's book and intensified my headache.

Well, I can't drink at a bar called Elmo, that's just against the rules.

This place was packed and was a yuppie wine bar. I'll pass. Hey down the block is a French Vietnamese place that has a cool little bar in the front. Let's try that,it might be perfect.

Motherfucker, it's closed. I can't win tonight.

Okay, this place isn't packed and looks like a decent little bar.

Here's Terri the bartender serving me up a Budweiser. She was cute and really nice, but when I told her about the 365 bars idea she looked at me like I was nuts and seemed to be a little afraid of me.

Here's the bar at Merchants NY.

Here's a booze case, after I took this Terri nicely asked if I would stop taking pictures. She was nice about it and had posed for one, so I'm not going to fly into my usual rant about it. Plus I'm not really in the mood for this anyway. And besides, what am I doing here when I have pussy waiting for me at home?

That's right, I'm cat-sitting for my friends John and Luna. Here's Q sitting on top of a copy of fishwrap.

And here's M enjoying a late-night snack. Say goodnight M. Goodnight everybody!


A nice quiet bar in the Chelsea area of Manhattan. Techno music plays low and you can enjoy a drink at the front semi-horseshoe bar or at the tables in the back. No gimmicks or gadgets here, just a low-key hang with a decent drink and food menu to be had.

Merchants has an extensive wine and cocktail list and the beer list includes domestic and imported beer such as Boddingtons, Chimay Grand Reserve (Belgium) and Fisher Alsace (France).The dinner menu offers such treats as
Lobster Ravioli Gratin, Trout in Truffle Oil, Linguine Al Pesto and Jerk Chicken. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am till 4 pm. Have fun in here, just don’t bring a camera.

Merchants NY
112 Seventh Ave. Between 16th & 17th St.

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Reader Comments (8)

Sometimes a bar's the last place in the world you want to be in no matter what it's like. At least they weren't blasting any Bob Seger tunes on the juke.

February 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

Sorry to hear you had such a crappy day!

February 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeleah rebeccah

I was in Elmos once. It tickled me to no end.

February 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

Better luck tonight. Nice pussies!

February 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbarfly

Ohhh curling on TV? Canadians are weird.

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRectum? Nearly killed 'em.

Nice and quiet....we can all use some of that once in a while. Visiting a mellow bar adds to the intrigue of this wonderful web site. If all bars were the same life would be so boring.

February 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiki Bar Susie

Cute woman indeed ! Too bad I'm not lesbian haha ... or maybe I should ask Jason if I can bring a woman at home??? ;) haha!
hhhmm ! good beer again there!!
French poeple used to say "they only have degusting beer in US" ...

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZioum Zioum The Chainsaw

M and Q have become semi-regulars at your place, eh? Great review.

Sorry about the ceiling...did they ever fix it??

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAaron

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