The Best Happy Hour in the World?

On Friday my friend Anne took me to a happy hour at the diviest dive in the Hudson River Valley. There was a band. It was loud. It was dark. It smelled like a frat house. The back patio—where we hung out because the inside was intolerable—was a fenced-in bit of the parking lot with one warped picnic table, two broken chairs, and a tent with a grill in the corner. During our time there, two people got hit in the head with the door and one person slipped on a puddle of beer on the floor and went all the way down. But: Best happy hour of my life, because:
1. Two-for-one happy hour drinks. Two draft Blue Moons: $4.50. Two gin and tonics: $3.50. One double gin and tonic: $3.50.
2. Free dinner. Veggie or animal burgers macaroni salad and potato salad—the good kind that come in vats.
3. The bartender looked exactly like (and I’m not entirely convinced that he wasn’t) Peter Krause.
4. It gets better. This bar has the best website.
The only happy hour I’ve experienced that’s any better is 5 p.m. at my parents’ (it’s free and there’s a porch and also my parents are there).


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Dinosaur_Senior (#1,526)

wowowow, they have a fetish party too!!

bgprincipessa (#699)

Thanks for inadvertently leading to me discovering this wonderful piece of info on IMDB:

While pursuing his acting career in New York University’s Master of Fine Arts acting program, he worked as a bartender with writer Aaron Sorkin at the Palace Theater.

bgprincipessa (#699)

@bgprincipessa “he” = Peter Krause

honey cowl (#1,510)


Peter Krause always plays the most insufferable characters, which leads me to assume that he is the most insufferable human.

Also, the whitest person I can think of, just off the top of my head.

boysplz (#56)

That does sound like a great happy hour. My personal best is a gay bar I found in Amsterdam that had a 2 for 1 happy hour that began at 1 AM. I think I went there every night I was in town.

pain (#661)

You didn’t drink all that by yourself did you? Is that drinks for two people? I have a really low tolerance, so it would impress me if you did. That does sound like a pretty good happy hour.

nutmeg (#1,383)

I am jealous of the fact that some states can legally have happy hour specials (even food specials are just called “5-7pm half-price apps!!!”)

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