Scott Marks 2:48 p.m., May 23
Wednesday Dollar Wells at Cheers
“My oldest patron has been coming here since 1986, so the bar’s at least that old,” say Josh, a bartender at Cheers for the past nine years. The building itself has been standing for over 110 years, the former site of Cheerios Lounge and Gleaves Grocery. Their grocery license is still good, so you can legally buy a six pack and take it to go. But really, why would you?
Cheer’s is a gay (in the West Side Story sense of the word) University Heights gay (in the Rent sense of the word) bar and all wells go for a dollar from 9 p.m. to midnight every Wednesday. Sure they come in small plastic cups loaded with ice and are finished in about five sips, but so what? It’s the principle of the thing, like power laces.
This may sound like an invitation for trouble, and it probably is. Luckily, the bar had the foresight to equip itself with a pay to play breathalyzer and a cab phone which connects to the closest cab company.
So, uh, Cheers!
Photo: Bobbi chips away at our cache of whiskey cokes.