155 Second Ave., New York, NY, 10003
nr. 10th St.
By Shomas on 1/12/2009
Walking below the gold sign reading The Thirsty Scholar in gothic font against dark rustic mahogany doors is where the pleasantness of ones first experience at this bar will have reached climax. The outside may catch the interest of young university students, while the interior will provide them only meager excitement. Though on a cool night midway through the autumn semester when young less widely read or particularly learned chaps are looking to cast away their scholarly personas and cultivate their much repressed inner scoundrel, a trek to The Thirsty Scholar is well worth their stumbles. If youre lucky the bar will doubtless be sparsely populated by a pack of boisterous navy boys in full uniform slamming shots of cheap whiskey, eyeing from a safe distance a cluster of reasonably attractive youngish women returning flirtatious glances. The air inside is ablaze with a yearning for casual one night stands. And if this bar doesnt grasp ones attention, around the corner lays St. Marks street, alive with countless Asian dives swarming with rebelliously well dressed Emo type citizens, predominantly under the age of 21.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.