Today will be the end of an era. This afternoon I will go to the Flying Saucer for Pint Nite, check in on Foursquare, and receive bonus points for 180 straight days at the Saucer. It’s my longest streak there ever.
There won’t be a 181st day though. The Saucer is closed all day tomorrow for Christmas. Unlike a certain DeSoto County suburbanite, I don’t believe in fake check-ins. If I’m not there, in the business as a customer, I don’t check in. The only exceptions are landmarks like Statue of Elvis that are not businesses.
The streak will live on in a sense, though. Because I will hit 180 days at the Saucer today, I will also hit 180 in the more generic Foursquare category of Bars. I will go out somewhere that’s open tomorrow night (we’ll get to that in a moment) and get my 181st consecutive day at Bars. That’s a streak that could easily reach 300 as long as I don’t get sick.
All right, let’s get on to Christmas openings and closings. I have more info than I did yesterday, although this is far from a complete list. In general, most restaurants will be closed tomorrow, unless they’re serving a special Christmas dinner. Most but not all bars open around 5 on Christmas.
Westy’s and Yao’s Mandarin House are two restaurants you can always count on being open for Christmas.
Blind Bear will be open regular hours for Christmas.
Bardog will open at 5 for Christmas.
Silly Goose will open at 5 for Christmas.
Brass Door will be open until 7 today (Christmas Eve) and will be closed for Christmas.
Flying Saucer will be open regular hours today and it’s Pint Nite. They will be closed all day tomorrow.
Huey’s will be closed all day for Christmas.
Kooky Canuck will be closed all day Christmas Eve and Christmas.
South of Beale will be closed today and will open at 5 for Christmas.
Central BBQ will be closed for Christmas.
Double J will be closed all day today and the loft bar will open at 5 tomorrow for Christmas.
Max’s Sports Bar will be open until 11 tonight and will be closed all day for Christmas.
That’s all I have. I’ll be out at Pint Nite at the Saucer mid-afternoon. There’s no poker at the Silly Goose tonight.