I spent a good bit of 1997 and 1998 at a bar called Clancy's. Handsome Joe and I accidentally found it one night in German Village. You had to head down stairs under the Police union to get there. It was damp. There were a few video games and a bar that were all completely underwhelmed by the dance floor with the mirrors and the pole. It wasn't a stripper pole, it was just holding up the ceiling, but that didn't keep dirty girls from using it.
Clancy's had a 32oz mug special. You'd buy a mug full of beer for $2.50 and refills were $1.00.
For almost a year and a half, we spent every Thursday at Clancy's.
It's where "Two Many Witnesses" was born.
Where the infamous photo of the Powers That Be was taken.
It's back when Andy used to come out drinking.
When Will Smith was only a double threat.
When Packy used to know all the words to "Freaks of the Industry."
It was before Jenn, and also before we lost Jenni.
And on the night they closed forever, Jen and Joe stole pool balls and a sign that guided people to the back door. They gave me an 8 ball with the date on it. Let me go find it... I found it and the date has been rubbed off. Funny, you can tell it's Red Haired Jen's writing.
For a long time, we tried to find a replacement to Clancy's. And we gave up, because there could never be a replacement for Clancy's.
And then we found Skully's. And no one ever mentioned Clancy's again.
We miss you Clancy's. But only because we miss being 27 and stupid. And we miss 32oz beers for a dollar.
Good night dirty girls.
Good night shoot um up video game.
Good night humidity.
Good night Will Smith.
Good night Sugar Ray.
Good night 32oz beers.
Good night Jenni.
Good night Pole.
Good night Two Many Witnesses.
Good night Clancy's. Good night.