The bar in question is officially called Specs’ Twelve Adler Museum Cafe, but everyone just calls it Specs’. I don’t recall exactly when I first discovered the joint but I’ve been a regular ever since. To the uninitiated, visiting Specs’ is like walking into a Tom Waits song.
As I regained awareness of my surroundings (ahem…coming out of a blackout), I realized I was stumbling out of one of the Lower East Side’s ubiquitous filthy houses of debauch. The night had been a resounding failure. No one enjoyed my humor, the opposite sex somehow found me unappealing, and
Disclaimer: Under the laws of the state of New York, it is against the law to possess or consume an open bottle of alcohol in a public area. Mr. Minimum Wage is not promoting or encouraging the act of drinking alcohol in public areas, outside of your home or a
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