A Pre-Bruce Evening at Kelly’s Olympian

I’m not going to blog too much about the awesome time I had at the Springsteen show, as the experience has already been sufficiently described here and not-so-sufficiently here (Clarence Clemmons a “waste of space”?!? Whatever, guy). I would, however, like the echo the first Merc review in stating that there were a LOT of seriously inebriated 50-somethings. At times (mostly before the show and on the MAX afterwards) it felt like the uncomfortable last moments of some accounting firm’s Christmas party. Anyway, to the soon-to-be-blue-hairs at the show – maybe y’all should get out a little more often. A lot of you were acting like a 15 year old kid after his first beer. But I’m glad you had a good time…

What I’m going to write about is the awesomeness of being at Kelly’s Olympian with a few of your closest friends in the jittery pre-Springsteen hours. I haven’t been to Kelly’s during peak hours in some time, but have spent a couple of late afternoons there in the past year, and it’s always been a great experience. The beer selection is more than adequate, the food is cheap and tasty (try the heart-stopping-but-oh-so-good “Mac n’ Cheese bites” – battered and deep fried clumps of mac and cheese), and a good selection of music is played. There was no table service when we were there, but that’s fine with me, I’m usually more comfortable going up to the bar to order, anyway.

I was surprised to read that Kelly’s had taken some shots from the readers of Bar Fly Magazine, because its always been perfectly adequate for me. To each his own, I suppose.

2 Comments so far

  1. dieselboi on March 31st, 2008 @ 5:40 pm

    And did you know Mr. Bruce himself ended the evening @ Kelly’s? Yup.


  2. divebarwife on April 1st, 2008 @ 7:44 am

    well – that’s ’cause we told him how awesome it was pre-show when we were hanging out backstage…



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