I was unaware as to whom Harmon Leon was until reading this “article” (the quotes are for the op-ededness of it):
There’s always the old, cranky bartender at Ha Ra Club in the Tenderloin. Carl–the bartender has kicked people out for playing pool too loud or ordering a margarita. (“We don’t serve that fancy s**t in here!”) As the evening wears on, he’ll openly make fun of you. Personally, I think he puts on the mean, cranky bartender schtick for the tourists because some guidebook must have said the Ha Ra has a mean, cranky bartender.
Admittedly I’ve never actually been to Ha Ra, so I have no idea if this is actually the case or not or is this dude just has an article quota to write each week, since the tone of the whole thing is a bit lame and watery. And I don’t know why Red Stripe pisses me off. Probably because it’s a hipster beer and I don’t like hipsters. That and I don’t think it’s a particularly good beer.
Anyways, feel free to chime in if this is the case or there are other crappy bartenders out there in the Loin who will kick you in groin for ordering a Red Bull and vodka, because I just might want to go to those places.