Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Patriot

Could it get anymore Patriotic?

Headed downtown to my favorite/the dirtiest Watering Hole before I head off the the Middle East. The Patriot is well within peeing distance of my High School (trust me) and is the only bar I know in the whole city with a Country-Only Jukebox. Instead of your usual Lady Gaga, MGMT and ironic Hall and (Scr)Oates, a night at this bar features cameos from such Crooners as Elvis, Johnny Cash, David Allen Coe, Pasty Cline, Hank Williams Jr. and Sr. and a group called George Thorogood & The Destroyers.

Oh also when we went there for my birthday, I watched a wasted blond cutie fall down an entire flight of steps onto her mouth. Good (and extremely inexpensive) times. The Bartenders are far more interactive than most NY pourers, and this song almost always gets them dancing on the bar.

Song #230: George Thorogood & The Destroyers - One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer


  1. I used to see George play at a local dive in Philly - JC Dobbs. This was in 1975-76. I interviewed him for a local paper back then, but the story never got published. I asked him why he played covers only. He told me all the great songs had already been written. Thanks for covering George and the (formerly "delaware") Destroyers.

    Safe travels, Matt!

  2. P.S. Neither George nor Elvis are country, though!