After The Parade It’s A Parade To Bars On The Pier, But Not If They Charge Customers
Here’s a way to turn your face green before you have your first green beer for St. Patrick’s Day: Be hit with a cover charge to enter a bar.
Yet that’s what has happened the past couple of years in Hermosa Beach, as a few of the bars put out cash registers and had customers pay to enter. And it was not a token charge either of a couple of bucks. It was $10, even $15.
Hermosa Beach, a fun beach community in Los Angeles, has a fun parade on the Saturday before St. Paddy’s Day. In 2013, this is Saturday the 16th. After the parade, people go the bars on the Pier. The bars are pretty small and if you wait to long to make your move, you’re going to have to wait in line.
The bars make plenty of money on the drinks because they have tons of customers from noon until closing, so why do they have to stick drinkers with a cover charge? The should not, and in fact if they do then I’m taking myself and my party elsewhere.
And I encourage others to do the same.
There are plenty of options. And by the way, I’ve been told American Junkie will honor its weekend Happy Hour (3-7, $3 drinks) on Saturday but not Sunday, with no cover.
So what if we don’t go to Hennessey’s on St. Patrick’s Day? I’ve had a lot of fun in there on St. Paddy’s, but there’s so many people around, there’s fun to be had in many places. Same with the other bars, which we can go to any other time of the year and enjoy ourselves without worries about a cover.
So come on Hermosa Beach pier bars. We don’t to be there and we’ll buy plenty of beer! Please just don’t charge us for the privilege.
Erin Go Bragh to all!
HERMOSA BEACH ST. PATRICK’S DAY LINKS:
• The Bars