Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Overly Sharey Yelp Reviews: Shangri-la

July 7, 2011
Two dollar Tuesdays = $2.50 for gin and juice.  That's okay.  The lovely bartendress makes 'em strong.  They let you start a tab and if you close it under $10, they just add a dollar.  Fair enough.  Everything else seemed to actually be $2.

Good AC inside, very nice back yard out back.  Nothing as exciting last night as the time my co-workers kid went up on the roof, but it was fun none the less.  

I guess there is an Eastside Kings outpost here now?  IDK.  I didn't eat any but we speculated quite a while.  They gave us paper umbrellas for our Tecates, and that made the evening so much more festive.  Stayed way too late.  Had a little too much fun for a Tuesday.  Nice fuzzies for Shangri-la. Mwah!

June 6, 2012
Had to drag my friends here after we'd been on a little bar-hopping excursion.  It's the siren's song of $2 Tuesday.  It calls to me, and also the possibility of seeing one of my favorite bartenders in Austin, the one who always remembers me, no matter how long it has been since I've been there.  Alas, Joe was not there last night.  Finally figured out why the Snoop Dog is $2.50 on Tuesdays instead of $2; Echo informed me the juice is an extra $.50.  The paper umbrellas are free and as I was trying to put mine in my hair it flew away :(  My friend was able to get hers to stick in her hair and then kept saying, "I kept forgetting I got this pina colada in my hair."  It was pretty funny, but I guess you had to be there.

Minus one star for vetoing The Strokes on the jukebox last night (and it might actually have been "Last Night") in favor of more David Bowie.  When I yelled, "Play more David Bowie!" I was obviously joking since they had played like three in a row, then they played another three or four.  

Now I love David Bowie and I sometimes wonder what it would be like to be married to him, but I still appreciate a little variety from the jukebox.  For instance, when "Rich Girl" came on and Sam was saying something about how he didn't like that song but he said for us to go ahead and continue dancing to it, and I had to charm him with my story of how when I was a kid and I loved that they said "bitch" on the radio, I thought that was so cool.  And I still do.  I don't know if Sam was saying he doesn't like Hall & Oates at all, and I might be with him on most of their stuff (I think "Maneater" is the song I hate the most in the world, although "Somebody I Used To Know" is edging up there).  You'll have to wait until I go to bar that happens to be playing "Maneater" to get the full scoop on why I hate that song.

Also, they have purse hooks.

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