Thursday, August 14, 2008

Top 10 Bars in the World, The


The considers us to be one of the ten best bars in the world.

"Next door to the most famous bookshop in the world (City Lights), Vesuvio was a favourite Beat hangout. It could easily have turned into a tacky tourist trap but instead it’s retained its bohemian vibe and still hosts poetry readings and Art in the Alley events (that’s Jack Kerouac Alley, which runs between the bar and the bookshop). If you were feeling pretentious you could pick up a book next door and come in here to read, surrounded by photos of Kerouac, Dylan Thomas and Ginsberg. Or you could just get stuck into the drinks. A new menu of organic wines, beers and spirits, including Square One, a rye vodka that comes in a recycled-glass bottle, means you’ll wake up with an eco-friendly hangover."

Wow, out "of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world", we feel pretty special to have been bestowed such an honor.

Thank you Guardian!

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