JUST NORTH OF DOWNTOWN MIAMI, IN AN AREA THAT WAS TRADITIONALLY A GARMENT DISTRICT AND A PUERTO RICAN NEIGHBORHOOD. AFTER THE GARMENT FACTORIES LEFT THE AREA MANY OF THE WAREHOUSES WERE ABANDONED AND LITTERED WITH GRAFFITI. THESE WAREHOUSES SOON TURNED INTO OUTDOOR CANVASSES AND PUBLIC ART BECAME THE FABRIC OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD. SINCE THEN, WE HAVE WITNESSED OUR HOME BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL SYMBOL OF EXPRESSION AND CULTURE.
March 2019--May, 2019. Joker's Irish Pub. Avenida Italia, 85, 07400 Port d'Alcudia, Alcudia, Majorca, Spain. Located in Alcudia, Spain this pub is one of the best of northern Majorca. Live sports will be on the big screen, there is often live music and it serves the best drinks in an air-conditioned pub. Located on a canal next to a bridge it gets the sun in the afternoon. Bottom-line, this pub is a classic
December 2018--February 2019. 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.