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Friday, February 26th, 2010—Bar 47

Day 47—Thursday, February 25th
Trailer Park Lounge

You’d think a trailer park in Manhattan would be as hard to find as a drive-in movie, but there’s one on 23rd street and it’s loaded with booze, kitsch and mountains of kaboodle. The Trailer Park Lounge is an ode to white-trash, tin can dwelling and a slice of our culture that’s fine with French-kissing their younger sister. So put on your best trucker hat and pack a wad of chewin’ tobacky in your jaw and let’s head over to 23rd street and the Trailer Park Lounge!

Another fucking snowstorm! Oh well, at least it's only seven blocks away.

And here we are, the Trailer Park Lounge. Let's get inside away from this goddamn mess outside!

Wow, a nice crowd in spite of the weather out there.

Chris the bartender serves me up my first Pabst of the evening. Drunk chicks dig him!

Now it's time for my patented point at the Pabst can pose. Cheers!

The beer is chilled in this lovely bathtub.

One of the prized possesion's in the bar is the Penthouse X-rated tape of Tonya Harding's wedding night.

A sampling of some of the vintage kitsch on display.

Mead was sitting next to me at the bar. He's a regular here and pointed out a couple of things to me, like...

The pregnant woman atop the bar who's nursing a Pabst and a cigarette. And dig those pink flamingo slippers!

Mead also pointed out this hidden gem, an Elvis Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. It's got a layer of banana on underneath the peanut butter.

These two fellows, both named Chris are enjoying some of the comfort food at Trailer Park Lounge.

You gotta love the hula dancer lamp! I'd like to take all this stuff home to my apartment!

The Elvis lamp really lights up the tiki bar.

Megan and Soyoung were relaxing in the booth at the front room of the bar.

Here's the back room of the bar.

And seated back there was Stephanie and Cristina. I call this shot, "Two Women and a Tater Tot."

The walls are jam-packed with fun signage and vintage knick-knacks.

Tinsel and yard lamps adorn the ceiling.

I'm going to let the Elvis lamp have the last word. "Goodnight everybody...and thank ya, thank ya very much!" Okay, that's all, Elvis has left the trailer park.


Trailer Park Lounge is a combination trailer, truck stop, tiki bar and a vintage thrift shop all rolled up into one fun package. The decor is equal parts Elvis and pink flamingo style with a dash of Hee Haw thrown in for good measure. One wall is an actual side of a trailer, the bar is done up tiki style and there’s plenty of booths and lawn chairs strewn about the joint to get comfortable in.

There’s a daily Happy Hour featuring three dollar cans of beer and drafts and five dollar margaritas. You get one free mug of beer with a sandwich between noon and 4 pm, with subsequent drinks charged at Happy Hour prices. Monday and Tuesday the Trailer Park Lounge features a $7.49 burger and beer special all night long. In additon to the burgers, you can munch on sloppy joe’s, BLT’s, mac and cheese and tater tots. For dessert you can satisfy your sweet tooth with an authentic Moon Pie.

The margarita is their signature drink and there are four other specialty cocktails in addition to a full bar. Bottled beers include Budweiser, Heinekin and Corona. Pabst and Rheingold are available in cans and there’s Rolling Rock, Miller Lite and Sam Adams on draft.

They also sell Trailer Park t-shirts and if you fill one out like the woman below, let me know the next time you’re going to be at the bar and the drinks will be on me.

Trailer Park Lounge
271 W 23rd St. (between Seventh and Eighth Ave.)

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What a cool place! Every Elvis in the world has left his building and gone there! I love me some moon pies and their cheeseburger looks totally melty. Can't wait to hula my way over there and have a couple drinks with Chris. I have a feeling I'd really dig him.

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

I've always wanted to live in a silver bullet trailer smoke newports, and yell obscenities at all my other white trash neighbors.and keep my kids in mismatched clothes and socks.
Alot of my apartments in SF were decorated like this.
Gonna decorate the basement like this when i am done cleaning it out.
If i owned a bar it would look like this:)
Now that I think about it.. I am really white trash but I live in a mansion.. My kids wear mismatched socks and I yell obscenities at my neighbors,they just can't hear me. and I quit smoking years ago:(
Marty you just showed me my calling:)

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

Nice place! The kitch design is really great !!!!
About a chick who could fill a shirt out.... precisly, we got a hot blond pussy at AB bar for last 5 days, just need to find a "photoshop scanner" to retouch the face & boobs, AND she would be perfect ! But if really you want an intelligente chat, sorry! she only do meow meow with her pussy !!!
In fact, we don't know how to get rid of her... HELP !!! she's a bloodsucker and worst... she thinks and act like we are all friends together !!!! HEEELP !!!!
Marty: I send her to you FOR FREE if you want !!!!!!!
This bitch told me "heey ! you suck dick" ... I was near to spit in her face!! But yesterday she was make up like a whore and I told her it was so bad to kill whale if it was to make up some Tuna!! (Tuna in French is a nickname for a dumpy woman) ... she didn't understand and she laughed like a stupid bitch blond... HEEEELP !!!!!!!!!
Where is my chainsaw?! Ziiiioum Ziiiiiiiioum !!!!!!

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZioum Zioum The Chainsaw

Wow, this is a great place and I love the neon photo of the outside! The first snow shot is good too.

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarfly

Thanks for the offer Zioum Zioum, but I'm gonna pass on Blondie! I've spent enough time with crazy women to last two lifetimes!

February 26, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

You forgot to bring a date wearing at T-shirt with 'I'm with stoopid' printed on it. The final touch in any trailer park!

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

I love this place.
Another one of my "must go to's" when I'm in town.
Looks like my old apartment from "daze" gone by which I called
"Decorated in Early Halloween".
Great review Daddio!

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

Ok Ok.. no one mentioned that one of the girl's name is Soyoung. Insert redneck joke here. This place is my nirvana. Rock on Marty!

Thought for a second you were in East Peoria.....

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervernon

Okay, I dont think I could ever go to the Trailer Park Lounge ESPECIALLY because it is an ode to white-trash! But, I do LOVE the bartenders shirt, and, I love the last shirt [tank top] too!

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeleah rebeccah

I Like this place & would like to go there , but on mushrooms , since it's got so much color , it would be trippy .
hay Marty got any mushrooms ?

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJHwang

I wish I did, Jason, haven't done those in years. I'll let you know when I find some! Thanks for the donation tonight, I'll give you credit tomorrow!

February 26, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Jason, in french, I would tell : "Schtroumpf un Jour, Schtroumpf toujours!!" Ok hard to translate the meaning of this sentence in English... Litteraly it's "Smurf a day, smurf forever!" ... Its a kind of expression we say when someone got a good idea but we already imagine the scene... the blast !

Anyway ! TO SMURF !

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZioum Zioum The Chainsaw


February 27, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Ahhh, Home Sweet Home.

This place is too cool. I'd probably have to live in this bar if I were in New York.

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGina

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