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Balls of steel at Modern Pinball NYC!

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Every time I walk into Modern Pinball this famous song sung by The Who pops into my head –

Ever since I was a young boy,
I’ve played the silver ball.
From Soho down to Brighton
I must have played them all.
But I ain’t seen nothing like him
In any amusement hall…
That deaf dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pin ball !

He stands like a statue,
Becomes part of the machine.
Feeling all the bumpers
Always playing clean.
He plays by intuition,
The digit counters fall.
That deaf dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pin ball !

He’s a pin ball wizard
There has got to be a twist.
A pin ball wizard,
S’got such a supple wrist.

How do you think he does it? I don’t know!
What makes him so good?

Modern Pinball is a pinball lovers paradise! So many great machines here! Continue reading Balls of steel at Modern Pinball NYC!

Otto’s Shrunken Head – kitschy tattooed tiki fun in NYC!

Photo credit - Otto's Shrunken Head
Photo credit – Otto’s Shrunken Head

Punk rockabilly surfer tiki bar. So much kitsch. So much fun. So many tattoos!

I started off another of my epic bar crawls at Otto’s Shrunken Head for happy hour. It’s kind of fitting that they have $3 pints of PBR of which I downed a few along with a shot of Jameson while listing to the DJ play an eclectic mix of punk, surfer, goth, and rock tunes. Since it was early still I had a chance to chill out as the crowd was sparse save for a sexy tattooed bartender who dug my Star Wars dancing Stormtrooper t-shirt, and the two tattooed ladies in cool throwback Bettie Page styled outfits that asked me to turn around and model for them. The crowd that was in there ranged from older sexy tattooed cougars, to younger hipsters, to fun music types, to punks, to rockers, and other kinds all mixed into one giant flaming tiki bowl of personalities. Half the crowd looks like they want to kick your ass, including the bartender if you piss her off, and the other half looks like they would be fun to get drunk with as they are all here for that one sole purpose. It’s a fun diverse crowd in a fun eccentric retro tiki themed bar! Continue reading Otto’s Shrunken Head – kitschy tattooed tiki fun in NYC!

German Hookers in Brooklyn? Schnitzel Haus has them!

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I can’t believe I had to venture out to Brooklyn to get my first taste of German hookers! In fact, I had a bunch of hookers when I was there! They all tasted like sweet honey, and I still smelled like them the following morning! I love smelling like hookers! Don’t we all?

Yeah, I know, I could score hookers anywhere in NYC, but these hookers were strong and worth every penny. Some of them were even free! Our waitress kept bringing these hookers over to us so who were we to decline the hospitality? Hell no, I slurped up every one of them! Who can resist a tasty hooker? Not this guy and his merry group of deviant friends. Actually, the German hookers I am referring to here can be found at Schnitzel Haus over in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. It’s kind of an odd spot to find a German restaurant such as this being in an area which is predominantly Indian/Arabic/Middle Eastern as judging by the other businesses close by and the people walking the streets as we headed there. Didn’t matter to me as I’ll go most anywhere for good German food and beer.  Continue reading German Hookers in Brooklyn? Schnitzel Haus has them!

This Drunken Munkey is causing a ruckus in NYC!

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If there is one thing to be said about hidden gems is that you really hope no one discovers them and ruins your new secret hangout close to where you live. Being that this place is literally around the block from our apartment and down a side street along a spot on the Upper East Side/Yorkville part of NYC it seemed like a place that only a few locals would know about. It’s in a barren stretch of an area that really needs an influx of new specialty bars and eateries such as this, and is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. Alas, now that we have been here a few times and are fast becoming regulars we see that everyone else around here has also found out about the Drunken Munkey. It’s now at that point where you need a reservation to get in! The crowds have slowly discovered this wonderful new Indian craft cocktail bar and restaurant, of which the adulation is much deserved! Continue reading This Drunken Munkey is causing a ruckus in NYC!