Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Wurst -- Portland, OR

Sure, why not?  Two pool tables, lots of local beer, and a machine that dispenses Dino eggs for fifty cents.  (Though the one I got had a plastic shrubbery that looked like Plants vs. Zombies.) 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Valhalla -- Austin, TX

This lovely dive has Fernet.  An interesting mix of bikers, college students, and spill-over tourists from Sixth Street.  There's a pinball machine, but we got a ball stuck irretrievably and it stopped working.  They've probably fixed that by now.

Poké House -- Austin, TX

Tasty!  The line takes forever, and there are never any seats, but take some to-go.  One of the best options if you're stuck up north there.

Ramen Tatsu-ya -- Austin, TX

Nice place.  Get the old school with extra noodles.  And Pocky!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Taylor's Rooftop Bar -- Sydney, NSW

You like this place.  It never gets all that busy, and you can ignore the crass business types if you just relax.  The heat lamps glow enthusiastically -- as in, you'll be loosening your scarf even in the winter.