O is for Opening hours.
Alcoholic Beverage Control dictates that we cannot be open between 1 - 8 a.m. during the week (two a.m. weekends).
Beyond that, we are free to decide.
Decades ago, a number of neighborhood bars opened for business at 8 a.m.
Two things changed that:
1. Industry moved away and with it industrial graveyard shifts, whose laborers would go out for a drink to unwind before sleeping through the day.
2. Alcohol has been vilified and, just like tobacco, society’s trend is to diminish its use—along with places that dispense it.
We open mid-afternoon and we insist on responsible drinking.
P is for Pabst Blue Ribbon, America’s cheapest beer.
We used to sell it.
Now we don’t.
Reason: Pabst recently sold out to a Russian company and we do not stock any alcoholic beverages that come from Russia or Russian companies.
Q is for Quinine, found in tonic water and known to prevent malaria.
And Q is for Quenching everyone's thirst.