That was a terrible minute.
Being all sneaky and stuff is Brigantine Beer Parlor and Recreation Hall, a dark and discreet new alcove of good libations, old-school gaming and nautical mythology, soft-opening this Thursday night with a little one-off trivia thing and fully opening soon after in the back of Argosy. (Here’s your slideshow.)
What was once a closed-off, empty space in the back of a bar is now the type of place where Jacques Cousteau and Homer might have come to drink bourbon and partake in some friendly analog competition.
You’ve got some nice options here—there’s the tufted sofa over by the skee-ball machines. The booth with a hand-painted anglerfish on the wall. The shuffleboard table near the welding masks turned sconces.
And the bar’s just up the stairs. Procure a Navigator with gin, lavender syrup and lemon. Have a laugh. Play a game. Then, take a slow turn around. Half for effect, half so you can take in the gigantic wooden squid hovering directly above your head.
Insurance wouldn’t allow for a real one.