Sunday, July 10, 2005

Another booze post

Yes, more drinks were had as the weekend went on. (But not to excess.)

Prohibition is a nice-sized bar on the Upper West Side -- 503 Columbus Ave. -- with a good vibe, nice ('30s-theme) decor, and live music most nights. Playing last night was the cover band Tremors, whose song list includes stuff from the '60s through to right now. They'll next be playing Prohibition on Tuesday the 12th. The place was packed Saturday night around 10:30, but not so much that they couldn't seat a party of four right by the band.

Then tonight, in search of an open liquor store, we struck out with Warehouse Wines and Astor Wines -- both good stand-bys -- but found the SoHo location of Vintage New York to be open and popular. That one's open until 9 daily, and the U.W.S. location is open til 10. Vintage specializes in wines and other beverages from New York state, and they also do a five-tastes-for-$5 wine sampler, which I have to try sometime. Tonight, I got a raspberry-flavored hard apple cider called Doc's Framboise made by the Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery. It's lighter and not as sweet as the other Framboise I usually have -- the Belgian Lindemans -- but just as nice.

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