Day 172—Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
The Patriot (Originally headed for Ward III)
Tonight is something I’m going to start doing more often and that is go to a bar that’s recommended by a bartender. The other night when I was at Lilly O’Brien’s, Brian (the Will Ferrell look-alike) suggested I try out a bar in the neighborhood called Ward III. He gave it high praise and said it was one of his favorite spots. Brian was a real pro of a bartender and I trust his instincts, so it’s off to Ward III we go.
There's no cabs tonight. This sucks.
Okay, ten minutes later I'm still waiting. What the fuck?
Finally one showed up. Alright, we're on the way!
And here we are at Ward III, there's no sign, just this marker on the door. I like that!
And apparently so do a lot of other people. It's packed in here and it's after midnight! There's no seats at the bar and I don't like the way this guy is looking at me, so we'll try this bar on another night. It does look nice in here.
And so begins another lonely walk in search of a bar for tonight.
HATE the 7-11! Shop at local bodegas, people!
Well, well, well, what have we here?
I like the attitude!
This is Johnny, the door man and bouncer. I think I'll behave for the evening.
There's seats at the bar, okay, we're in business.
And the lovely Margarita serves up an ice cold can of Pabst. Now we're talking!
Nice shots of Marilyn on the wall.
And a cool vintage Pabst neon sign lights up the back room of the bar.
Emily and Paul were enjoying drinks at the bar and were supportive of the 365 Bar Crawl. Cheers to them!
There's tables opposite the bar to sit and enjoy cheap booze and the party-hearty ambience.
Jessica was the other cute bartender on duty.
The bar is long and perfect for...
Dancing! Margarita performs an impromptu dance for the patrons.
Okay, one for the road. Peace and carrots and goodnight, everybody!
The Patriot is part dive bar and part country bar in the heart of Tribeca. The all female bartender staff have endearing attitude as well as cleavage and it’s a spacious, two story bar. Downstairs there’s a long bar and tables opposite and booths up front. A jukebox features varied artists such as Buck Owens, Warren Zevon, Lorretta Lynn, Bob Dylan and Tammy Wynette. Put some tunes on the jukebox and don’t be surprised when the bartender on duty jumps up on the bar and starts dancing the night away. Just watch out for your drink.
If your wallet is feeling thin, this is the place to go. There’s Pabst cans available for three bucks and pitchers for eight dollars. Burgers can be had for just a little over a buck. The upstairs has another bar and a pool table and is a little less noisy. Drinks are just as cheap though and a free shot is looming in your future after a drink or three.
110 Chambers St. (near Church St.)