On Thursday night I was picked up by Ben and his wife Jess. After stopping by his sister Patrice’s house to see her and her new husband, Tim, we met Jessie at Armadillos, another City Dock bar that I have actually never been to before. We went straight upstairs where Higher Hands, a local band, were playing a great set. I had gin and tonics here which were priced normally but came in a very large cup making them a pretty great value drink.
After meeting up with Kelly we headed over to Pussers Caribbean Bar and Grille, where Kelly works. Possibly one of the City Dock’s best known bar/restaurants. This place has a great outdoor bar area right on the water. If you have a boat, you can drive right up to the bar, tie up and hop off for a famous Pusser’s Painkiller or two. I get to do this pretty often with Kelly and it’s not bad! The last time I was out on the dock bar, three people came to the bar by water in a little dinghy that they rowed in! Apparently no need for a fancy boat, or even a boat with an engine.
They also do drink specials this summer. On Thursday they do a ‘Bucket Night,’ that I believe includes a bucket full of five Miller Lite bottles for $10.
Pussers is a great fun place, day or night. As long as the weather’s good the outdoor bar stays open but can also get pretty crowded so be sure not to fall into the water! Also, the food here is really good. I had bacon wrapped shrimp skewers the other day. Anything wrapped in bacon is going to be good, and they were! I’ve always had a good time at Pussers and I’ve got to know a lot of the staff who always have a good time!
My favourite place downtown, but mostly because I can get to it by boat. Oh yea, and the strawberry daquiris are pretty delicious!