When I first read the article, about 365 bars, in the NY Daily News on March 10, 2010, I knew I had to have a few beers with Marty. I was jealous that he could do what he did and we had to have a meeting of the drinking minds! And sure enough, on May 16, 2010, the BBC was introduced to the 365 bar guy.
I didn't take pictures all the time and document things like Marty, but most of these shots are mine. I did have to pull some from 365/MAD/TWM to complete the story. 2010-2011-2012 were the best New York City years I will have.
Here is our history from May 16, 2010 to June 24, 2012:
May 17, 2010 - Another shot at the Raccoon Lodge.
November 11, 2010 - Paddy Reilly's Music Bar, a few months has gone by and now Marty’s up to bar number 306. Here he is with Tim “Clacky” Clack, who came all the way from Australia with his girlfriend Shannon to join in on the 365 crawl.
November 12, 2010 - Hickey's, the sub finger 365 salute, UFB!
November 13, 2010 - Burger Shoppe with Marty, the BBC and Clacky and Shannon (The ABC, Australian Bar Crawlers.) Best pub crawl photo ever!
November 13, 2010 - Otto's Shrunken Head in the East Village.
November 14, 2010 - Clacky telling a story at Emmett O'Lunney's in midtown.
April 16.2011 - Marty's Apartment, furious little monkey!
April 16, 2011 - Live Bait I don't remember why Marty had a cherry stuck up his nose?
April 16, 2011 - Old Town, a New York City classic bar in the Flatiron District near Marty’s apartment.
May 21, 2011 - Aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!
June 25, 2011 - Cheers from Marty in his apartment.
June 25, 2011 - I loved hanging out on Marty's roof!
June 25, 2011 - Waiting for our Juicy Lucy's at Whitman’s!
July 30, 2011 - Amity Hall.
July 30, 2011 - Shots at Amity Hall.
December 10, 2011 - The regal entrance up to Marty's door at his apartment building on 16th Street.
January 14, 2012 - Washington Square Diner, Blarney Cove (Undocumented outing, no blog post on this one.)
May 20, 2012 - Marty's Apartment, Amity Hall, Eight Mile Creek. (Undocumented, TWM on hiatus.)
May 20, 2012 - it's my birthday - and I get a middle finger?
June 24, 2012 - Marty's Apartment, Rub BBQ, Trailer Park Lounge, Jake's Saloon. (Undocumented, blog on hold.) This was it - a fuzzy picture from Rub BBQ. The end of a New York era, five months later Marty moved back to Peoria, Illinois.
Sunday, 16 May 2010 (Molly's Shebeen @ 8:09pm) through Sunday, 24 June 2012 - (Jake's Saloon @ 10:11pm.) At least 58 drinking spots. It could be possible I might have had a clerical error and missed a spot.
End of an era. It was a good time !
Cheers to Marty!