Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop: Charitable Drinking Leads to Looney Mayhem On Saturday
|The bartender serves us downstairs and away from the rooftop bar's seemingly never-ending line.|
The one drink seemed to have an instant effect on the older working crowd, whose livers weren't used to metabolizing blood sugars as efficiently as their younger counterparts who walked ahead for the bus stop, anxious for their next drink. With Guns N' Roses playing and sticky beer-soaked floors, Sandbar attracted a younger, less-polished crowd. Upon arrival, most quickly stampeded past the ground floor bar and second floor sports loungeto the rooftop bar. There they found a refreshing ocean breeze. But the line to the bar was long and most complained in grunts and eye rolls. Then it started drizzling.
8:51 p.m.: Red Dog Cantina
Jess Swanson An overwhelmed bartender is bombarded with drink cards and one dollar bills.
Once it started raining, the masses flocked for cover across the street inside Red Dog Cantina. This influx of thirsty patrons overwhelmed the bartending staff of two at the center bar. With restless guests reaching over the counter and waving drink cards and one dollar bills, the one bartender avoided eye contact and popped the caps off Bud Lights direct from the wholesale cardboard box so quickly she looked to be in a robotic trance. Bouncers quickly shut the doors and started a queue outside. This upset bus loopers since it was still raining.
300 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, FL