One Local Dive Bar Doesn’t Want Your Shenanigans

Received this afternoon from one of our favorite dives from one of our favorite no-B.S. bartenders:

Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 1:55 PM
Subject: Announcement

Dear friends and patrons of fIUME,

Between St. Patty’s, Mardi Gras & Spring Break, there’s been some less than savory celebration in and about Philadelphia.  Gladly, fIUME has played host to virtually none of it.  But as of now, anyone who looks like they’ve been drinking on Bourbon Street for the last 10 hours will not be admitted.  It’s not that kind of party here.

I cannot stress enough that it is certain behavior and not certain people that I am addressing.  Feel free to come.  Feel free to wear green.  Feel free to be Irish.  You can even party.  You are most welcome.  But rowdy or over-large behavior is not well suited for fIUME.

In short I am promising you that there is a bar which will be absent of chanting, monosyllabic unison bellowing, experiments in disrobing, and excessive cheering which lacks an identifiable impetus.  It is a veritable safe-haven from such celebrations.

If you feel marginalized by this micro-decree, please contact me at and I will be happy to further explain.