May 16th, 2012: The Cork

WEDNESDAY, May 16th, 2012

The Cork
4771 West Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Life got you down? Don’t have any friends? Wish someone would show you a little affection?

Well then come join The World Dive Bar Tour at The Cork Bar & Grill where you can get a stiff drink and firm pat-down for less than $10! They even accept cash and credit to make your "experience" more manageable.

Yes, folks, drinks may be on the higher end of our dive bar scale, but they’ll knock you down. Orly, the bartender at this 65 year-old cultural landmark, is known for heavy-handed pours and restraint with the mixers. During a recent scouting trip one of our esteemed comrades (who will remain unnamed) remarked that if he had ordered a third “Tarr” he would have been properly drunk!

And if the thought of getting drunk off of three cocktails doesn’t motivate you to attend, then perhaps the thrill of venturing down Adams Boulevard west of Crenshaw – yes, past Crenshaw! – will get your blood flowing. Pull up to the bar and you’ll notice the iconic neon sign and plenty of street parking. (There’s even a free lot across the street.) When you arrive at the front entrance, be ready to smile and say hello to ‘C. Will’.

Who’s C. Will, you ask? Well, he’s the 250 lb. man that checks your ID and pats you down for weapons before you enjoy a $5 domestic with a platter of fried chicken. And he’s always there. In fact, C. Will is such a fixture at The Cork that the management throws him a birthday party every year with $8 Hennessy, $10 Patron, and loooong lines of well-wishers.

Who knows? After a few drinks, some delicious fried food, and some (un)welcomed human contact, you might be toasting C. Will on his birthday next year.

As usual, the casual debauchery starts around 9PM and gets really interesting by 10:00. Come for one drink, or stay for one too many. Bring anyone and everyone, and join us for a great time in the middle of the week. If you arrive early or late, look for the people having a damn good time (it’ll be us), or start having a damn good time on your own (we’ll find you).

Carpe Drink’em,

Neil, host

for the World Dive Bar Tour Executive Committee

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