Oh Halo, all good things must come to an end, I suppose. Gregory and I stopped in this past Friday night for a few drinks, I thought, to greet the impending snow. Nice call on that one, meteorologists! It turns out that their much praised 2 for 1 drink special has changed. Now they only offer two signature cocktails a night, one from the DC bar and one from the new Miami location. Those get a 2 for 1 special until midnight, otherwise there’s a short list of “premium rail” liquors that will also be 2 for 1 in cocktails containing them.
Honestly, this is still a pretty good deal, I don’t deny that. But when I went to order my usual cocktail, my favorite Halo bartender Victor explained the new deal to me. I later told him that I really didn’t care for it and he said “Well it’s still 2 for 1!” and I responded, “Yeah, but not on the drinks that I want.” I used to suggest Halo all the time as a good place for people, straight or queer, to head out for drinks after work, but now… I dunno.
Perhaps it’s just the writing on the wall for me. I’m in one of those “I need to drink less” moods. I don’t know if I have the stones to give up all booze completely, but I need to seriously cut back on my intake. I’m not ready to place any rules on it, but come the new year it’ll be a lot less. I do enjoy meeting friends out for drinks, or having wine with dinner or pulling out the really old drinks recipe books because that’s more like a foodie experience than anything. There are pros and cons to this, of course, and I look forward to finding out what they are and if there are more cons, writing about it… at length.