My favorite hangout in Atlanta had its final day of business this past Sunday. Here are a few of the photos I took as lots of people gave P'cheen International Bistro & Pub a proper sendoff.
The three partners of Georgiaville Food Co.,
Alex Friedman and
Mike LaSage, stand at the door of their beloved
Old Fourth Ward establishment.
The scene was crackin' outside.
All the crazy people, weirdos, artists, hipsters, hoodlums, intellects,... yeah, crazy people, called this place their bar.
Alex's wife, Jessica, clearly loves crazy people.
That's Old Fourth Ward resident and dope R&B singer Anthony David striking a pose by the bar for my badly exposed photo.
Fans and long-time customers had drank the bar out of almost everything the night before, except a few bottles of Tito's Handmade Vodka, Miller High Life, and a few others. That clearly didn't slow down the celebration.
At least one person in this photo was what they call "throwed" like a horseshoe.
The writing was on the wall, but so were the tallboy cans of High Life. We lived it.
Former employees came through to show love to Keiran and the crew.
My old bandmate Patrick and a clique of lovely ladies keeping it trill outside. Peep the fresh photobomb from my man Steven Sloss in the back.
Beer writer extraordinaire Ale Sharpton and Andrea Irvin couldn't believe they were drinking The Champagne of Beers, but it was all love.
Caren West and Chad David Shearer of Caren West PR representing for Alex and Team P'cheen. Someone in this picture thought they saw Miley Cyrus in the crowd, and put it on Facebook. We won't say no names...
CWPR client Matt Coggin of (the awesome) D.B.A. Barbecue in Virginia-Highland stopped by. That's my dude right there.
That's Chad again, not at all standing on a booth next to this couple he doesn't know tagging the wall with chalk. Definitely wasn't him with that whole Miley Cyrus thing...
P'cheen was awesome. It was highly representative of Atlanta's best potential in terms of multiculturalism and connections between good people from all backgrounds. Humble folks who just liked being in a great place with great friends.
Ale and the homie Ta$han tag the top of the wall near the kitchen. Andrea was like "Mike, please hurry and shoot the picture..." Cats were standing on the bar at this point.
My superfriend Amelia Turney from Joystick Gamebar, for whom I coined the phrase "TURN(EY) UP!" was guaranteed to be on the scene. She's the realest.
They actually let me DJ in this place a couple of times. People actually said it was good, although there was absolutely no scratching involved, and more like faded mixing instead of that whole continuous stuff professionals do. Gonna miss P'cheen.
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