I’ve spent the last two Easters at Mars Bar. Well, sadly that’s not going to happen this year. So some of us have decided to meet at what’s probably the next best place to celebrate Easter Sunday at, St. Patrick’s Cathedral. JUST KIDDING! Some of us have decided to have our annual Easter drinks at Milano’s Bar on Houston St., not far from the former Mars Bar location. So let’s hop on over there.
it's a nice day, but a little bright out for my tastes.
Well here's a sad sight, the corner where Mars Bar used to be.
Here's the same corner last Easter. What a difference a year makes!
Hmmm...I wonder who put this up here? Rumor has it that it was Uncle Waltie. Sip Ahoy!
And here we are at Milano's Bar.
Love all the neon signage in the front window.
As I walk in I see some familiar Easter faces from last year.
Goggla, Eric and Hamlet have come to enjoy the Easter festivities at Milano's. Good to see all of them.
And bartender Lisa has her bunny ears on and quickly hopped over with a bottle of Budweiser.
And I'm not the only one snapping photos in here. Down at the other end of the bar some Canadians are taking photos of Lisa as well.
A fan spins overhead and of course a classic dive bar like Milano's has tin ceiling.
Here's a shot of the well-worn wooden bar from the other end of the room.
Lisa topped off Eric's Guinness with a design of an Easter Bunny from the backside. Too funny!
And it's only fitting that Jesus looks down on us and proclaims...
"Come forth and drink my children." And so drinketh, we shall! Thank you, Jesus!
Frankie not only went to Hollywood, he hangs out in Milano's as well.
The walls in here are plastered with photos of patrons from the past, some of them plastered.
These Polaroids made me think of the Impossible Project Space.
I love some of the old newspaper clippings hanging on the wall in here.
Everyone's going Ape!
Check out the classic cash register behind the bar! Very cool!
Finally night time has fallen on Milano's bar.
We broke out some Peeps that I got at Economy Candy before Easter dinner arrived.
And here's Easter dinner, pizza from Lil Frankie's.
A delicious Easter dinner that we shared with the whole bar.
And Lisa offered up a parting shot and it was time to call it a night. Hope you all had a Happy Easter Sunday!
Bonus Zombie Jesus sent in by Jaws!
Jaws the Cabbie sent in this Zombie Jesus illustration to complement csp's remark. I think it's official that we're all going to hell now. i hope they serve beer there!