Ok, I admit it.
I have been known to visit a tavern every once in a great while.
And over my 40 years of doing so, I have had the pleasure of enjoying some very fine drinking establishments.
From the dives around Denver, to some shady waterfront holes along the piers of southeast Asia, to present day Central America. I have managed to drink beer in 17 different countries!
Back in I believe ’99, the beer joint I have spent the most time in was constructed.
Yep, I’m talkin bout Mango’s.
Throughout its history there have been some high points and some low periods.
The highs were very high and the lows were just as low.
But I don’t think it has ever been as popular as it is now.
The proprietor, Frank, is the current of a long line of lease-ers and he has made this place a serious hit!
He NEVER runs out of beer!
There was once during a low spot years ago I had to go back home and bring a case back with me if I wanted to drink beer at Mango’s!
And if you have to wait more than 30 seconds for your next cold one, check and see if Frank keeled over and died because that’s what it will take.
But, the times they are a changing.
Now days, when the place is packed, I don’t know 75% of the people in there?
Who the hell are these people?
My only gripe, and it’s a small one, is the TV.
I hate TV’s in a bar. I would rather listen to cd’s or an ipod thankyouverymuch.
But a lot of folks watch sports in there and that’s good for business.
So lets all hope for a long, steady run with Frank at the helm of an old friend, Mango’s!