In an earlier post I mentioned a mate of mine, recluse author Clive Javanski. We did take that little trip and more on that later. But we also stopped at Quencher’s Saloon in Chicago – not too far from an old apartment of mine and my favorite little  dive bar, Mickey’s. If someone asked me to list my favorite drinky hangouts in the city Quenchers would be in the top 5. I’m not gonna go into all the details and  history of the place, and I’m not really an expert. But it’s where I had my first ever pint of O.K. Beer Okocim.

It’s where I played Cibo Matto on the jukebox on a first date. She was impressed just a little more with that than the wonderfully tasty free popcorn.

They have some really interesting bands, like them:

one of the many bands at Quenchers (from its Facebook page)

I once spent one of the hottest July 3rd’s ever there. It was ass-crowded and there was a promotion where for every Rolling Rock you purchased, you earned a chance at a hip bike hanging on the wall. I got a lot of tickets, didn’t win, and vowed never to drink Rolling Rock again.

Quenchers Beer Stamps

Because I’m still sorta in this blog’s fashion week. I’d say this qualifies somewhat. I finally saw The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo (American version). Rooney Mara, Rooney Mara, Rooney Mara.

Which Rooney would I prefer to date?

Social Network Rooney


Dragon Tattoo Rooney

I would share several pints and more with each.