62 William St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Time to first beer: 6:07
Once again, Thursday night was honorary Friday since actual Friday is a holiday. I rode my bike through a light rain to get there, hoping it would clear up for the longer and drunker bike ride home. It was a smaller group tonight, but that’s sometimes a good thing. The light sprinkle turned into a downpour moments after I arrived, and the bar was suddenly flooded with passers-by who wrongly assumed that a bright and sunny day couldn’t possibly result in a rainy evening. Why some people only go into a pub in an emergency I’ll never know.
Irish pub, Irish beer. Harp is a rather conventional beer as imports go, but you’re still paying the premium price of an import. As a side of food, I thought chicken curry and chips had a nice pubby and alliterative ring to it. The fries were fresh and tasty, but the chicken’s curry sauce seemed a bit oily. I didn’t let a minor detail like that stop me from eating it all, of course. I had my usual dessert…another beer. Fortunately, it stopped raining and the streets quickly dried. My ride home was quite enjoyable, a nice cool summer evening as the sun set.