December 2018--Current. Connolly's Corner, Paris, France The oldest Irish pub on the left bank, and one of the three oldest in Paris. It’s squirrelled away on the Rue Mouffetard. So happy are those who find it, for it’s said to serve the best Guinness in Paris. It’s usually just the regulars, a few passing students, and connoisseurs who know that the venue hosts darts tournaments and concerts and, what’s more, a magnificent collection of ties. This is thanks to the tradition (now abandoned) requiring anyone wearing a tie to cut it off and offer it up to the proprietor.
March 2018--April 2018. Emmits Irish Pub, Chicago, Illinois. Before Emmit's opened in River West in 1996, the site was a bank with ties to the mob, then a bar popular with cops before getting shut down in the mid-1980s for dwarf tossing. In its current incarnation, Emmit's has appeared in movies such as Ocean's Eleven, Backdraft, and Uncle Buck . So yeah, it's a storied place.
January 2018-March 2018. The Swiss Restaurant and Pub. 1904 South Jefferson, Tacoma, WA. “YOU’RE A STRANGER HERE BUT ONCE” The Swiss Restaurant & Pub is housed in an historic 1913 building in the midst of downtown museums, retail shops and the University of Washington, Tacoma.