Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Out with the college gang

OK, I admit it. I went out drinking with the college gang, Brian, Peter, Samantha and Lindsay. As the DD, I imbibed in club soda with a twist...and nothing more.

We left about 9 p.m. for Fort Lauderdale's Himmarshee district, home to such college-age hotspots as Art Bar, Coyote Ugly, Brick Rock Bar and Automatic Slim's. Though Brick Rock was promising $1 drinks, the gang opted for Automatic Slim's, a cool warehouse space where $10 was buying drinks all night on a Spring Break special.

It was ... dead. "First night we've been open for Spring Break. We're usually closed on Monday,'' the bar tender told us. "Doesn't get going until 11 or midnight.''

The disconnect: In Philly, where the kids go to school, bars close at 2 a.m., so everyone goes out early. In South Florida, where bars close late, the scene starts moving late.

Too late for me. I went back to the motel ... this Spring Break thing takes sleep!

Monday night sleep total: A full 8 hours.

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