2319 Taraval ~ (415)
6:30pm Saturday 8 December 2007
Prologue: Unless I’m mistaken, this marks a new direction for Bars By The Book. Have we ventured West of Divisadero before? Well, we’ve certainly never been within (admitedly somewhat pushing the envelope of) strolling distance of the Great Highway before, so there’s the value-added possibility of a tipsy moonlit walk on the beach (weather and footwear permitting). Plus, this oddly-named Bar is also a Cocktail Lounge, so it’ll be like stabbing two olives with one toothpick (or something). I will personally be fresh from the salon (because, after all, nothing fosters the elusive “holiday spirit” like spending an obscene amount of money on one’s coiffure), so do your hair and do make your way Westward for what will be, at least, a fetching Official Picture. Just be sure to bring cash, because Costellos Four Deuces does not take credit cards, and who knows how far away the closest ATM will be that far out in the Avenues?
Afterword: Leave it to The Hostess to walk into a Bar and plop down on a stool in between the owner and his cousin. And leave it to Bars By The Book to assure you that it won’t be the last time I pay a visit to Costellos Four Deuces. This place could make one consider moving this far out in the Avenues, just so it could be one’s neighborhood Bar. When you hear the whole story (coming soon!), you’ll want to travel out there yourself to check it out…