Tokyo — After a sweet walk through Mushashikoyama with some friends, we ended in this small izakaya where they had strange tables: two levels. You could drink standing and sitting. The sitting stand was funny and cozy. But we might have done something wrong. Maybe the lower level was meant for your bags. Or, as we saw when some other guests arrived, to have your dog sleeping there… Oh well, we had a goo...
Tokyo — A gathering of filmmakers went on into the wee hours at this cozy izakaya in Asagaya. We were the only people left as last order for drinks was proclaimed. Just then a few regulars straggled in and on...
Musashino — On a Sunday afternoon in Kichijouji, down a crowded side street leading to Inokashira Park I came upon a quaint, Parisian-style bar & cafe. Outside, there were a number of small, round tables unde...
Baltimore — A fireplace, set in the same marble as the counter, dominates the back of the room and the hundreds of bottles clustered on it and around it glitter in the semi-darkness. Above, stretching to the high...
The old old New York
The Bar Faerie Alights
Small bars are cosier.
There is a bar that looked good in the classic in Ginza. It is a shop that only mature adult can enjoy.
Sunday Afternoon Silhouettes
Getting primed for The Necks
The counter is massive. Its scarred face gleams in the soft yellow light of the chandelier above.
This is a poorly taken photo. But it is the only kind you take at a bar late at night.
Hard Water. Whiskey aficionados reunited. (Anywhere with a ladder to booze is OK by me.)
In a hot, sweaty sports bar watching a hockey game. Someone contain the drunk from Brooklyn cheering for a baseball team!
subterranean pre-exit; infused,