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  • Post #31 - August 7th, 2018, 1:45 pm
    Post #31 - August 7th, 2018, 1:45 pm Post #31 - August 7th, 2018, 1:45 pm
    Ward 8 building and business for sale

    Big, big bummer :cry:

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #32 - November 8th, 2018, 9:31 pm
    Post #32 - November 8th, 2018, 9:31 pm Post #32 - November 8th, 2018, 9:31 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Ward 8 building and business for sale

    Big, big bummer :cry:

    =R=

    Not sold. No longer for sale. :)

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #33 - July 10th, 2019, 2:48 am
    Post #33 - July 10th, 2019, 2:48 am Post #33 - July 10th, 2019, 2:48 am
    Silly Gary, took me 6-years to get to Ward 8. Wonderful drinks, atmosphere, service, the bride and I liked everything about the place. Did not try the snacks, we were on our way to Peppercorns Kitchen, but the aroma of bacon at one point was captivating.

    WardEightP1.jpg Ward 8 Bartender Anders, dealers choice drink.

    Ward 8, count me a Fan!
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #34 - July 11th, 2019, 1:42 pm
    Post #34 - July 11th, 2019, 1:42 pm Post #34 - July 11th, 2019, 1:42 pm
    Okay, I'm confused. I will admit that I have not followed what I had thought was the disappearance of Ward 8 closely. However, I was under the distinct impression that it was a done deal and was no longer in existence. Either Gary's on something (a possibility I cannot entirely discount :roll: ) or it still exists and is chugging along. Can someone enlighten me (and the rest of the lazy folks, if any)?
    Gypsy Boy

    "I am not a glutton--I am an explorer of food." (Erma Bombeck)
  • Post #35 - July 11th, 2019, 2:15 pm
    Post #35 - July 11th, 2019, 2:15 pm Post #35 - July 11th, 2019, 2:15 pm
    Gypsy Boy wrote:Okay, I'm confused. I will admit that I have not followed what I had thought was the disappearance of Ward 8 closely. However, I was under the distinct impression that it was a done deal and was no longer in existence. Either Gary's on something (a possibility I cannot entirely discount :roll: ) or it still exists and is chugging along. Can someone enlighten me (and the rest of the lazy folks, if any)?

    It was never closed. It was for sale and then taken off the market. Cody still owns it. Same as it ever was . . . and then some! :)

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #36 - July 11th, 2019, 4:02 pm
    Post #36 - July 11th, 2019, 4:02 pm Post #36 - July 11th, 2019, 4:02 pm
    The best news I've had in quite some time. Thank you. Hot diggity goddamn! I see some drinks in my future :lol:
    Gypsy Boy

    "I am not a glutton--I am an explorer of food." (Erma Bombeck)
  • Post #37 - August 8th, 2019, 2:22 pm
    Post #37 - August 8th, 2019, 2:22 pm Post #37 - August 8th, 2019, 2:22 pm
    Gypsy Boy wrote:The best news I've had in quite some time. Thank you. Hot diggity goddamn! I see some drinks in my future :lol:

    Owing to the geography, I don't make it to Ward 8 nearly as often as I'd like. However, recent circumstances brought me there not once but twice in the past few weeks and both sessions reminded me of just how much I enjoy spending time at this bar.

    The more I follow the cocktail path, the more I find it isn't the cocktails that are the primary draw for me when deciding where to sidle up. That's not to say that Ward 8's cocktail program and back bar aren't exemplary. They are. Their offerings are well curated and drinks are made with exacting care, regardless of who's making them.

    But beyond that, it's the friendly, welcoming demeanor of Cody, Anders, Chef Pedro, Jason, etc. that make it such a special place. It's small but really comfortable and (at least when I go), it never feels cramped. I'm fortunate to live near a bar with a very similar vibe (The Whistler, which I patronize regularly) but spending time at Ward 8 makes me wish it were closer to my house. If I lived nearby, I'd be there once or twice a week.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain

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