So my twitter friend @Brizzyc tweeted last weekend about being at an
bar establishment that was at in Chelsea saying that New York really has it all. I made note of it in Yelp as I am always looking for a great establishment on this island that we call home. On Sunday Mrs. Trumpet and I ventured down to The Chelsea Market but were greeted with a “Sorry Folks, Parks Closed” because they were closed for a private event. The weather was crappy on Sunday; cold and rainy and it reminded us of visting in England. Translation – we needed a drink and wanted to watch the basketball games. I found a bar on 8th Avenue on Yelp and we trudged uptown to Flight 151. The bar was somewhat busy but paying $7 for a Bud Light seemed a little steep. Add to that the bartender was not that engaged (aka probably tweeting how outlandish that United was for kicking off some non-rev 10yo girls for wearing leggings) and we started looking into finding another joint to watch the Kentucky game.
I recalled Brizzyc’s tweet and looked into how far the joint that she visited was from our current location. Turns out that Trailer Park L&G was 9 blocks away, so we took out a small loan and paid our tab. Walking up to the joint I noticed the Toilet/Ashtray out front and recalled that I had walked by it at one point. Walking into it was like walking into a time machine. You always know when you find a good bar when they are jamming B52’s Love Shack and the establishment is lit by neon and Christmas Tree Lights. Words really don’t give this joint justice so I will stop now and post the pictures.
I can see a trip to this joint when A Cup and Double Birds come up here this summer. Trust me, put this bar on your short list. The only downside to Trailer Park Lounge & Grill is that instead of
ass-raping charging you $7 for a Bud Light they only charge $6.50 but you won’t mind paying this because of the décor. By the way @Brizzyc – let me know when you are heading back there. Anybody who appreciates this type of a joint has to be a good soul.
The Joint is on W23rd @ 8th Ave. It is hard to miss to say the least.
Got to love it when people think that they can charge their iFoam
The front room resembles a bowling Alley and is a riot!
No Trailer Park is complete w/o Snookie, Anna Nicole, and Tammy Faye Baker
Tons of Elvis stuff here too!
I still can’t believe that I lost my Velvet Elvis to a bad breakup. I miss that more than the bad relationship.
If you need to work on your BeeHive they have a dispenser in the waiting room of the Rest Rooms
Pocket Combs? That is new to me!
Love the Cigarette hanging out of the Mannequin’s mouth.
Tonya Harding, she put the Capital T in Trailer Park Trash
Yep that is an old time Airstream on the wall.
The Grill – They have Tater Tots and Cheese! If the former Neighbor makes it up here we will have to take her here for sure.
The Bar Proper
The view of the joint from the back of the house
I wonder if the bird drinks beer here too
The bar is an old Bowling Alley Lane
Seriously I need to find me a Velvet Elvis Tapestry. I would hang it over the bed!
I have a feeling that the next time we find our way in Chelsea this will be on the short list to visit again. Brizzyc – have you ever visited Rudy’s on 8th Ave? You need to put that on your short list.