Key West has Sloppy Joe's, New York has Bemelmans Bar in the Carlyle Hotel, Venice Italy has it's Bellini Drink at the original Harry's Bar.
San Miguel has a Harry's Bar. A facsimile I would think.
Coastal locations have Senior Frogs,
Hussong's is famous in Ensenada,
The Key Largo in San Jose, Costa Rica,
New Orleans has Pat O'Brians and San Francisco has the Buena Vista.
You know, a place where you can sit down and order a drink and drink in the libation and the history and charm of the locale.
I was thinking about this the other day when I was getting my shoes cleaned and shined perched on a shoe shine platform in the small plaza in Patzcuaro.
We have no such dive, No hole in the wall bar, Not at least one that I would take a visitor to. Something under one of the portals in one of the many hotels that pepper the plazas. Big and Small.
When we have friends over we usually will crack out the blender, ice and bar manual for some special concoctions using local ingredients, most of the time it will be fresh lime and the old agave plant juice.
But it would be nice to schlep some visitors to some place where we could park them and pick them up in a few ours well lubricated.
They could get the lay of the land, so to speak.
They could find out all kinds of place to see and visit. Places that we have not discovered.
But Patzcuaro has no such watering hole, no fern bar, no Henry Africa's, no Harrys Bar.
Maybe that is one of the reasons I like it here.
I'll drink to that!
And old fashioned piano bar would be nice now and then........