Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fifth & 7th

At Jackie's Fifth Amendment.  South of O'Connor's Jackie's & Smith's are the only old-school bars left on Fifth in the Slope.  A quiet night, seated at the bar between a Riker's guard and a slumped, white-haired man who said nothing at all. Generous buy-backs, a lovely young bar-maid would-be journalist, the gravel-voiced cursing of the ladies at the end of the bar.  "Tighten Up" on the jukebox.  The work week barreling down to an end. A little kindness left in the world.


Marty Wombacher said...

Sounds like a perfect night! I love the song, "Tighten Up" by Archie Bell and The Drells! True Sixties soul at it's finest! Thanks for posting the song, it's been awhile since I heard it!

onemorefoldedsunset said...

Yes, this is a good place to visit. I'm not that crazy about a lot of the newer places. Freddy's (relocated after their building was torn down for Atlantic Yards) is a welcome, solid addition & Sea Witch has good, cheap bar food. Jackie's has another kind of scene though.