An Old School Dive Bar

When I was in high school, I used to hang out at a joint called Einstein-a-Go-Go…or Einstein’s for short.  Now lest you think this was any old bar, let me just give you a little taste of the groups who played there while still touring in vans and staying in fleabag motels — Jane’s Addiction, Nirvana, They Might Be Giants, 10,000 Maniacs…you get the idea.  And by the look of me now, you wouldn’t think that I would go near a mosh pit…oh, but I have…and on more than one occasion.

Fast forward 25 years to Henry’s Cellar Bar in Edinburgh.

 

With a CBGBs vibe, this is a bar is loved by locals.  Like Einstein’s, it has a great pedigree of musicians that includes Tom Waits & Annie Lenox. With a bitchin’ indie music vibe and bartenders who pour mean cocktails, Henry’s is the place to be for live music nearly every night of the week!

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Old School Living Room at Allegro Hi-Fi

If you’re walking down the street in Vienna and suddenly fancy an evening of sitting on a rust-colored naugahyde sofa with a cocktail in hand listening to vinyl spinning on old school hi-fi turntables, Allegro Music and Wine Lounge is the place to go. Vintage stereo equipment is certainly the theme of this throwback to the seventies, which offers a wide variety of hi-fi components and a cooly curated selection of vintage vinyl. Choose a record, drop the needle, and enjoy.

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How to Make a Sandwich Parisian Style…

Terroir Parisien is Yannick Alleno’s newest offering in the Latin Quarter of Paris.  With a sleek interior design and three Michelin stars, one wouldn’t expect one of the best things on the menu to be a sandwich in a bistro that prides itself on using fresh local ingredients to reimagine French classics.  Yes, you read the correctly — a sandwich.  But this is not any ole sandwich.  No, this is a perfectly baked baguette filled with handmade veal sausage and topped with gribiche.  It IS fabulous. The word is out about this bistro, so get there early or you will face a long wait at the bar, albeit martini in hand.

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Trailer Happiness…in London??

Trailer Happiness

Looking for a bit of Kitsch in London?  Then Trailer Happiness is your answer!!  Serving up classic cocktails with a “Tiki Twist”, this joint rocks Tacky! They’ll pour you a Mai Tai, an Old Fashioned, or anything in between!  And while you’re boozing, be sure to peruse the art on the wall…it’s only one step above the Velvet Elvis paintings they used to sell on the side of the road!! Happy drinking!!

Trailer Happiness

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Cliff Barnes, Sue Ellen, & Pitchers of Cocktails…

Sue Ellen

Stockholm has done it.  It has solved the Ewing-Barnes feud!!  Well, sort of.  If you side with the Ewing clan, then head on over to Sue Ellen’s, a fab gastropub with a great selection of beers from the Gotlands Bryggeri microbrewery.  Now, if the Barnes family is where your loyalties lie, then Cliff Barnes is the place for you!  This bar honors the massive amounts of whiskey drinking that happened on Dallas by serving cocktails in pitchers!  Yes, they serve pitchers of cocktails…and you will drink them in this converted school of a bar! For the fans of the old Dallas or the new, this set of watering holes is a must while in Stockholm!

Cliff & Sue Ellen