I just got off the phone with one of those bloggers from the Scranton area.
As I said on Facebook earlier today, I have a full day on Saturday, and I do not feel like hanging out with the pretend pretty people in any of the downtown bars that charge more for a draft than does New York City when a 5-axle vehicle tries to cross a toll bridge.
Harold, don’t sweat the homicide thing. While there was an isolated incident of the fatal kind at Liam’s last year, it’s a quiet corner bar where everybody knows your name and they’re always glad you came. Until that fateful night, that is. My son hangs out in there, and it really is a sedate place.
Anyway, what I told Tom was, I don’t want no road trips, or no glitzy locales or no pretty people. I want to hang at one of the Nord End neighborhood bars and that’s about it. So, at or before 6 pm on Saturday, I will be taking up residence at the Leisure Tavern right here in the Nord End.
It has a large enough bar, plenty of ESPN, a side room, a pool table and a jukebox. And have no fear, a few members of the WBPD usually take up a bar stool at the conclusion of the 2-10 shift. Well, have no fear unless you have outstanding warrants.
553 N Pennsylvania Ave
Wilkes Barre, PA
Directions? Piss off!
Okay, for you Scranton types, 81 South to 309 North, hit Exit 2 (Center City W-B), take a left at the bottom of the exit ramp, right at the first light, left at the stop sign. And there you are--150 yards away. Hint: Neon sign.
Park across the street in front of Bloomsburg Metal.
Anyway, I’m told to expect Tom, Steve, Kayak Dude, a metallic silver robot, with D.B. Echo and Big Dan as possible/probable. Oh, and yours truly.
If we’re missing someone, give them a shout. And if I’ll failed to mention anyone who wants to get together and fix all that ails the world by somewhere thereabout midnight Saturday, drop me an electronic pulse.