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A toast to Bonny's: So exactly what makes a bar great?
Raise you hand if you have been bummed out all day after finding out that Bonny's would be closing this weekend. Quite frankly, I haven’t been this sad about a bar closing since Sonotheque. Bars and restaurants close all the time in Chicago, but when it’s one that you frequent, it hits you in the gut. I have danced at Bonny’s to the point where I sweated through my shoes. I’ve made out in the bathroom. I’ve watched a lot of women wait ridiculously long amounts of time to use the bathroom because like 4 girls were in there at once doing God knows what. (What’s the deal with that, by the way? Is it a cocaine thing?) Last night, I even DJ’ed there. The bartender and a small group of us talked about well whiskey and how sometimes it’s better than the expensive stuff. Then a guy bought me a shot of Malort and I danced to Ginuwine. I love that damn place.
Ernest Wilkins, @ErnestWilkins
September 19, 2012