PUB SEASON BEGINS THIS SUNDAY WITH A SPECIAL EVENT NOV 4th from 3 to 8 PM.
Brian Curran and Adam Andrews from 4 to 7! That’s Brian and Adam in the picture. This time they will be inside playing.
MOST IMPORTANT: PUB SEASON BEGINS THIS SUNDAY NOV 4th, 2012 from 3 to 8 at the Civil Life. NOT OPEN ALL SUNDAYS YET...STAY TUNED.
Second most important: I considered crafting an entirely new post about this but really think my splendid blog post with a few modifications from last year should be the standard post about the beginning of Pub Season. I believe this post is worthy of reading at least once a year. Just as I believe keeping the Civil Life in your life is as important as making sure things like water and oxygen are accessible. I may be a bit biased but I tend to rank things in this order. Civil Life, food, water. Some people may put food and water first and some people choose to leave out food and water claiming there is a sandwich in every glass and that beer is mostly water. They are not entirely wrong but leaving out Mike’s deli just seems like a bloody downright horrendous way to continue one’s existence on this planet.
From last years post: (modifications included)
“I am a pub traditionalist. I believe in the sanctity of a dark stained bar, the perfect head on a well-poured pint and I will never, never grow tired of tapping a handle and filling a pint to set down on a bar. It is unfathomable to think I could grow weary of seeing two mugs clicked together, tapped on the bar and then lifted to it’s final destination of it’s journey. I believe great pubs are like old friends and the comfort you feel in a pub is as good as the comfort you feel when you slip into your own bed at night. I believe there is no better place to catch up with friends. I believe that “session” pints have a restorative quality. I have found that after two pints, I become more introspective, less inclined to worry about the trivial and more inclined to accept where I am in this incredibly huge world. I believe unplugging from the 24 hour news cycle is the best thing a person can do and the best place to do that is to plug into a pub. I believe magical blinking boxes are essential for Sports Bars but true purist owned pubs are best when conversation doesn’t have to compete with visual distractions.
Throughout the course of history. Pubs have served as societies public living room. The place to console, the place to celebrate and most importantly the place to just be. Great pubs serve as training grounds for perfecting the art of conversation in a world that has seen communication surge in forms that take for granted the ability to see a facial expression, the realness of a firmly shook hand and the sound of a voice standing proudly on it’s own without the protection afforded by an illuminated screen or the sound of a clicking keyboard. I would have preferred to deliver this message to you in person and if over the course of the last year you have become a regular in our pub, you most certainly understand where I am coming from.
Revolutions have begun in pubs and many great thinkers have found solace in their protective walls. Throughout the course of history many writers, musicians, artists, businessmen and women, politicians and lawyers have entertained, debated and completed business in the confines of their favorite pub.
Truthfully though and this is the impetus for this blog post, what makes a pub great isn’t any of those professions. A pub doesn’t put much stake in what you do. It puts stake in who you are. Pubs are the great equalizer. One of the few places the struggling can sit next to the privileged. A rare place where laborers are just as likely to be found sitting next to suits. Both professions can afford our restorative pints. And to a great pub, it recognizes them as equal contributors to the world we drink in.
I gladly acknowledge that the laborers that helped build this place were equally important as my accountant, my lawyer and the ridiculous bank that foolishly lent me money. It takes a lot of people to make this blue marble go round. And it takes a lot of people drinking lots of pints to have a thriving pub. Most importantly pubs put stock in regulars and if you aren’t a regular in our pub or any pub, I hope you consider finding a pub where you can be a regular this 2012-2013 pub season. Find a pub where a bartender takes the time to learn something about you and is glad to see you arrive. Find a pub that beckons you to return and parting ways is always a, “See you next time” rather than, “good-bye.” If you haven’t been to a pub in a while. It’s okay, we always welcome you back with open arms. We accept all civil people that believe that the real answers to humanity rely on people from of all walks of life being able to sit across a community table.
Our second Pub Season is ushered in this Sunday, Nov 4. from 3 to 8 pm. The first day when daylight ceases it’s summer power play on after work/ evening outdoor events and then suggests to everyone that the comfort of a warm pub will get you through the winter. Come on down, sit at the bar and let us pour you a pint. Many years from now you will realize I was right and the day you read this email was perhaps the first day of the rest of your pub life or maybe this re-cycled blog post can become the validation you need to continue being a regular at our pub or any pub you choose. But choose a pub you must, your future and the future of our country depends on it.
NOTE: Pub Season runs from Daylight Savings time to Daylight Savings time. After daylight savings time we transition quickly into Beer garden season. Thus without fail, you will always have a season and a reason to come to the Civil Life.
Hello earthlings. I have been sent here to open a brewery. I hope you have time over the next year to check in from time to time and see our progress (or lack there of at times).
Morning beer delivery at Tynan’s Bridge House Bar in Kilkenny, Ireland.