Sean Bickford and Jaime Hepler, the guys behind the new downtown bar Tiger Mountain Thirst Parlour, issued their ballsy statement Wednesday. I think it’s a first for Bele Chere. I like it:
We all know what bele chere is. It’s the weekend out of the year that the city celebrates itself by removing everything we like about where we live and replacing it with everything we find repulsive. Many people choose (wisely) to leave town for this weekend, however many of us do not have the option.
For those of us stuck in the trenches we at Tiger Mountain Thirst Parlour offer sanctuary. This weekend we are LOCALS ONLY. This means that if you do not have an ID that shows that you live in the area and our staff will not recognize you as a local you will be told to F*** DIRECTLY OFF. We would like to add that this is not a statement intended to show that we have a hatred for the travelling folk but merely a token of appreciation to our local friends that deserve a place to duck there head away from the BULLSHIT this WEEKEND.
the parlour embraces you.