The Kermit-green décor isn’t what makes this deli-dive different from the other Blarneys in town. What’s so special? For starters, this is definitely the only Blarney endorsed by the local plumbers union that has a self-service soda fountain to boot. Drafts like Shock Top are served in 22-ounce glasses for less than most smoothies cost nearby. That’s why with the exception of the occasional slumming financier looking to get a secretary tanked on Barefoot wine, the folks plopped down at the cafeteria tables aren’t making a corporate lunch of their roast beef or meat loaf, they’re adhering to liquid diets as oldies but goodies play in the background instead.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.