While I fully intend to accomplish this bar hopping bildungsroman on my own if necessary, I do think it will be ever so much more festive if I have some company. So you are cordially invited to become one of the Barflies. Just send me an e-mail, and I’ll add you to the list. Then, whenever you come out to one of the Bars, I’ll tag that post with your name, and one click on your name will bring up a list of all the bars you visited with me.

Of course, you don’t have to become a Barfly to come along, but only Barflies will be eligible for the exciting capstone of this caper. In the tradition of happy endings, at the last Bar we visit, the Barfly who has accompanied me to the most Bars is going to win a fabulous prize. The Barfly system will be a handy way to keep track of these statistics, and remove any vagaries of vodka-soaked recollections all the the mornings after.

Your Barfly name can be anything you like, for those of you with silly playa names, or just a desire to be a little more fictional. But don’t bother trying to find out what the prize is because it is a secret. Rest assured, however, it will definitely be fabulous.

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