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Cheap Booze, Food, and Bras at Jeremy’s Ale House

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How much is a quart? The answer is 32 ounces (thanks Google), but I’d like to officially tell the British “Fuck you” for sticking us with a shitty system of measurement. That being said, Jeremy’s sells quarts of Busch beer for $5 a pop. That’s good shit (the deal not the beer). If a quarter gallon of beer for five bucks isn’t enticing enough for you, maybe the lure of the decor will be.

At Jeremy’s (that cheeky bastard) bras dangle from the ceiling while various people’s decorations (pen drawings) decorate the ceiling’s tiles. And there’s a whole wall devoted to firemen who lost their lives in 9/11. Bras and beer must make for good business because a fair amount of tourists come in here. I was there one time during the cold ass off season, when the door opened and literally 20 French people walked in. They just kept coming like they were exiting a clown car. But there are lots of locals too. I overheard one of them saying, “Yeah, it took the Marine Corps. 3 years to get me out of a Japanese prison.” Maybe colorful is a good word for Jeremy’s. Colorful and cheap.

Besides the cheap beer, all food is under $10 (except the scallops) and most of it is around $5.95, which generally includes fries. You can get a bbq chicken sandwich with fries for $5.95. Don’t sleep on this equation: cheap quarts of beer + cheap food + drunk, possibly attractive foreigners + bras on the ceiling = a high probability of sloppy drunk sex where someone is talking dirty in a different language'HOT! (Practice this: Voy a poner me pito en tu culo!) But of all this, my favorite thing might be that the graffiti in the bathroom said “Local 52”. Since when do unions tag shit up? Is there a graph writers union I didn’t know about?

Fun fact: Reagan was the only president to ever be head of a union (even it was the Screen Actor’s Guild). He also made serious efforts to break up organized labor during his presidency. What a fucking asshole.

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Jeremy’s Ale House
228 Front St. btw Beekman St. and Peck Slip.
[Financial District]

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