Friday, August 11, 2006

First Annual Drinking Liberally West Asheville Haywood Road Pub Crawl!

What started as a trickling idea has become a spewing keg of excitement. The political lushes of Drinking Liberally are going out on the town, at least the west side of the town, to sample the culture and hospitality of Haywood Road's intoxicating establishments.

Next Saturday, August 19th, the DL drinking army will gather at Cowboy's Nightlife at 6pm (note the change from 4 to 6pm please) to begin the epic journey. Drinkers can park their cars at the defunct Rentway across the street from Cowboy's with the knowledge that they'll be getting taxi service as part of the crawl.

Dress casually or conspicuously. Flaunt your liberal politics, or tuck your Dennis Kucinich tattoo under some Brooks Brothers slacks. Hoot, or holler.

The FADLWAHRPC will leave Cowboy's and head for Smokers and Players. Then we'll move on to the Westville Pub and Burgermeister's. Many have suggested the next stop be The Lucky Otter, but there's some contention as to whether this restaurant with booze really constitutes a bar. Pub crawlers will vote on it.

Whether we hit the Otter or not, we'll cross I-240 and go behind the darkened windows of the B&D bar across the street from BJ's. Then it's Mike's Side Pocket and on to the legendary Burger Bar at the corner of Craven and Haywood. There's a taxi stand just before the Burger Bar, so you can order your taxi there to pick you up whenever you'd like.

Our last stop will be the Grey Eagle Tavern and Music Hall where Town Mountain ($10 cover, but we may get there so late they won't charge us) will be whooping it up with the DL revelers.

Everyone's welcome. All Drinking Liberally folks are strongly encouraged to drink liberally and to feel the glow of accomplishment that comes with a street well crawled. If you've been lurking, waiting for just the right time to come to a Drinking Liberally gathering, this epic of intoxication may be for you.

If you have any questions, suggestions, projections, or dire warnings, please post them in the comments, or email us at asheville@drinkingliberally.org .

11 comments:

waz said...

Give us a report on the burger bar, I have always wondered what on earth goes on in there...

I'm thinking its the only place with bars on the windows.

Asheville_Pubcrawler said...

I am totally bummed to have to miss this event. Family and vacation call from Florida so I'll be arriving in Orlando for a week right around the time the group meets at Cowboys.

Hopefully you'll be able to dissuade a good ol' boy or two from supporting Chainsaw Charlie this fall. Have a beer for me and do don't do anything I wouldn't enjoy.

ash said...

we'll be lucky to all make it out alive...

Screwy Hoolie said...

Fear not, Ash. We are Freedom on the March. We are bringing our Liberal Drinking to every corner of every bar on Haywood Rd.

They'll greet us as liberators. Wait and see.

Asheville_Pubcrawler said...

Screwie, just remember what happened when that phrase was last used. ;-)

Susan said...

Talking liberal politics in the Burger Bar? I'll say a prayer for you all. =)

George said...

Well, I haven't made it to an event yet since I started reading and occasionally posting here, because I live in Winston-Salem most of the time. However, I'll be in town this weekend, so I may just make it out.

mygothlaundry said...

Dude, Smokers & Players is not a bar. It doesn't serve drinks. It sells discount cigarettes and has (probably illegal) video poker machines. At least I think it has poker machines, because you can hear them beeping through the haze of smoke that permeates the room. So I wouldn't plan on staying there long, although their cigs are marginally cheaper than BJs, it is true.

Screwy Hoolie said...

Smokers and Players isn't a bar???

No drinks??? Well...I reckon they're off the list. Your description certainly jives with the name of the place. I guess we'll go when the name is changed to smokers, drinkers, and players.

Edgy Mama said...

Hmmmmm. Take your cell phone with you, Screwy. I may make it out on the later side. And I don't want to be driving around West AV sniffing for your spoor.

syntax said...

"sniffing for your spoor"?

that sounds like a euphemism for something.