The Center Bar and Grill – #38 on the Tour

The Bar: The Center Bar and Grill

The Address 102 -106 Green Street

The Day and the TIme Wednesday at  9pm

The price Five dollars

Did they ask me if I wanted a lime No, he did not, he just put it in and not only that, he gave me a wedge of lime and a wedge of lemon. This was unexpected and unprecedented. It was more than I ever imagined possible. This was the Donnie and Marie Show of gin garnishes (it is a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll)

What was the type of gin I asked for whatever and got whatever.

What was the gin and tonic like It was fine. It had that syrupy feel that a lot of bar gin has, but I liked all the citrus I got from the Donnie and Marie (I’m trying to make it a thing) It had too much ice, but it was a nice drink.

The Joint This is a restaurant bar, but the restaurant section was closed shut, so we had a dark room with a relatively short bar. People there and it was mostly a young crowd. Country music was blaring. There were some tables and they were taken up with couples in conversation. One set of women held on to the styrofoam leftovers containers from dinner while still talking and drinking. The bartender went up to two young women and cajoled  them pleasantly into trying a shot, it was cherry, tasted good he assured them. They came in plastic cups.  

General Impressions This was an okay place where people meet and talk and drink and no doubt shout out “Whooooo” when a favorite song comes on the jukebox machine. There is a need for this young leaning bar, and this was a decent one. This might be a staging ground bar, where folk gather and plan what to do for the evening. A good receptive bartender and an adequate selection of spirits. Not my kind of place to settle roots in, but fine for what it is.

Amount of Time in the Joint 15 minutes

Will I come back No, not a slap on the face, just a statement of preference.


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