Cold Front Comes to the ‘Cullough, Flock to Bars for Warmth

As you may be aware, a cold front rolled on to the ‘Cullough early Wednesday morning. People were freaked. The Guidos were wearing extra layers.

Wednesday after work I planned to meet Indiana Jones for a drink. We decided to meet at Faust, a place I had only been one other time but had wanted to go back.

In a bold move, I decided to walk. I was sure to bundle up:sweaterdog

Sometime I still get lost in the inter-workings of the ‘Cullough streets, whoops. I walked down Mistletoe in stead of Woodlawn, forgetting that Faust was on Woodlawn, not Mistletoe  Don’t worry…they had signs out that directed me:
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Who wouldn’t want to follow that sign?

I finally arrived. I was late, IJones was unimpressed:
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So Faust has a great patio!! Which is a big draw for me. But it was COLD. So we sat inside. It being Wednesday around 6, we were almost the only ones there and could sit wherever we wanted.
Happy hour is from 4-9 on weekdays and the deals are pretty happy. $2 wells, etc etc etc I don’t remember/didn’t take a pic. They had $4.50 “jose cuervo margs” said a sign so that sounded good. I wanted a marg, so that’s what I got.

IJones has had a rough week so she got a long island ice tea which was $4. This. Girl. Is. On. Fire.

Friendly bar tender, good and resonably volumed music, creepy Spanish movie on the tv. We were feeling good. Naturally, it became time for round deux:
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On the left, IJones’s cucumber margarita, on the right, my second marg.

Cucumber one tasted like a spa.

IJones got a slice of veggie pizza:
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Really contemplated not using this horrible picture. But whatevs.

I’ll quote IJones: “It tasted better when I was drunk, but it’s still good.”

There you have it, folks.
I can’t wait to be rumbling around St. Marys at 2AM and remember that Faust serves pizza till 3AM and prance up to that window and get er done. IF I can make it past the taco truck by Hardbodies. That’s a big IF.

So go to Faust. That’s all.

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Reconsidering Bays

Last Sunday’s meanderings brought my colleagues and I to a familiar spot: Bombay Bicycle Club (Bays).

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Now, Bays for me is synonymous with debilitating anxiety, mostly thanks to ye old Trinity tradition of going to Bays on Thursday night (“Thursbays”, I’ve heard some call it). The throngs of people, the crop tops, the bros—you may have seen me there hiding under a booth, if I went at all (and if I did it was because of that darn FOMO).

All you Trinipeeps know what I’m taking about. And if you are a non Trinipeep, please don’t close this tab just yet. Because this post is about why Bays has been reborn to me 12+ months after I said goodbye to that erect red-brick tower. Bays is a big contributor to the ‘Cullough’s richness. And, in my opinon, is best experienced during the day, while the sun is still up.

Let me continue my Sunday tale…

We walked into Bays at approximately 2:30 PM. Because we wanted bloody mary’s, y’all! And on Sundays they are $3.75 and DELICIOUS. I dont know how you feel when you drink a bloody mary, but I feel like a classy bitch.
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And that patio in the sunlight, amazing. We literally sat there and drank bloody marys and ate french fries for over an hour. Here’s another patio pick (not mine, from Bays Facebook but you get the idea).


There were no crop tops, no bros, I didn’t have to experience an anxiety-inducing entrance. Just me, the gals, the sun, my bloody mary. The lunch crowd was lingering so there were even some families inside. Love it.

I won’t lie to you, I really enjoy Bays these days. I went to watch football there a few weekends ago. They have pool which I’m getting better at in general. The inside looks crazy great. But I’m all about going during the day. After our last finals of college, my friends and I posted up at Bays for “Bays all Days” where we stayed there maybe from 1PM to 6PM. It was great.

Bottom line: If you live in ‘Cullough area, try out Bays on a weekend afternoon (or weekday, YoLo!) So laid back you’ll think you are in your own living room or kick-ass patio.

ALSO: If you haven’t read this article posted in the Atlantic, San Antonio’s Simple Appeal to Millennials: Diversity, Decent Jobs, and Cheap Living, you should check it out, be a little offended, and then read this and this, which are two great rebuttals about why San Antonio has more to offer Millenials than just $1 Tecate. Like “Bays all Days”!!