Bar-hopping with ulterior motives

So I went into downtown Lodi a few nights ago. It’s a great place to get a drink, with many good spots to choose from. But I wasn’t just hunting for the perfect beverage: I was hunting down good entertainment venues, at which I might host comedy events…

My first stop was Idol Beer Works. I like the cut of their jib, and I hope to work with them soon. Then, it was off to almost any place in the downtown area that might even potentially host live events, including Ollie’s, Garry’s, Mokelumne Brewing, and a cocktail bar whose name escapes me at the moment. Great olives in the vodka martini though, I recall that…

Anyway, it was early Saturday, pre-rush almost everywhere, so I didn’t count on running into many members of management; I was correct. But I chatted up several pleasant and interesting bar staff and left business cards behind as if seeding for the growing season.

I’ll keep at it.

Idol Beer Works