Friday, February 26, 2016

169 Bar

For those of you with access to "The New Yorker" magazine, we particularly liked the "Bar Tab" column on page 15 of the February 29th issue.  The 169 is on East Broadway in Chinatown, just beyond the area where tourists fill the streets and feel within the safety of their guidebooks.  I have seen the current New Orleans style edition of this more than 100 year old dive bar and noticed little real difference, after occasionally dropping in over many years for a few minutes of refreshment.   I guess it was the crowd that seemed the same when last there four or five years ago. The small review suggests that the bar has moved somewhat upscale, but far from completely.  It's a good laugh at the end, especially as one reads the writer's name.

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