• 23 Nov 2011 at 12:55 PM

Tell George Soros Something He Doesn’t Know

At their best, these [pre-Thanksgiving] reunions are a chance for old friends to catch up. At their worst, they are the source of the moniker “Blackout Wednesday” in some hard-partying bars. Either way, these gatherings have made the Wednesday before Thanksgiving one of the biggest party nights of the year. “That night is even bigger than New Year’s Eve,” says James Brown, owner of San Pedro Brewing Co., a neighborhood brew pub outside Los Angeles. It’s a see-and-be-seen kind of night,” he says. “In the suburbs, the night is absolutely the biggest night of the year,” says Drew Zuccarini, manager. “That Wednesday night has grown into the pinnacle event of the holiday weekend,” says Ken Henricks of Bottleneck Management Group, which owns four Chicago-area bars. “It used to be, ‘Oh, let’s get together Wednesday because it’s convenient.’ ” Now, he says, “for a certain demographic it has become an institution.” [WSJ]

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  1. Posted by Realtor | November 23, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Remember, George, no matter how bombed you get, don't make promises you can't keep this time.

  2. Posted by lex luthor | November 23, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Only bridge and tunnel people go out on 'event' nights like this….I'll be chasing morning after pills with Ms Tuesday night. See 'yall at planned parenthood!

  3. Posted by J.C. Fogarty's | November 23, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    See you all tonight!

  4. Posted by guest | November 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Ooo, except for the fact that the article is talking about people going to their local bars, as in, for instance a Greenwich resident going to a bar in town, and taking neither a bridge nor a tunnel to get there.

  5. Posted by anon | November 23, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Never comment again.

  6. Posted by serious question | November 23, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Is it your goal to make every comment you leave worst than the last or does it just come natural?

  7. Posted by guestapo | November 23, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Kill yourself

  8. Posted by Guest | November 23, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Meet me at Minetta's, I live in the alley behind it!

    -UBS MD

  9. Posted by Life Coach | November 23, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Biggest night of the year in the suburbs is kind of an oxymoron

  10. Posted by guest | November 23, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Speaking of Planned Parenthood, what's it's like being the poster child for retroactive abortions?

  11. Posted by Guest | November 23, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    I'll be knocking down some Limoncello after the sauna this evening if someone wants to join me.

    –C.G.

  12. Posted by Carsten Kengeter | November 23, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    I'll be travelling to Munich for a big throwdown at a beer hall!

  13. Posted by Commenteroftheday | November 23, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Ultimat shots for everyone if I win

  14. Posted by lex luthor | November 23, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    You ladies are touchy!

  15. Posted by Guest | November 23, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Doesn't it just seems like getting smashed to avoid spending holidays with the family keeps coming sooner every year?

  16. Posted by Guest | November 23, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Hopefully you'll find a more receptive audience for your Jew jokes.

  17. Posted by guest | November 23, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    No.

  18. Posted by guest | November 23, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Hopefully you'll educate yourself on the reference the above commenter was making to CK's noted anti-semitic remarks: http://dealbreaker.com/2011/11/was-that-wrong-sho

  19. Posted by UBS Good Times Quant | November 23, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Yeah, like "most fun I've had while sober"

  20. Posted by Guest | November 23, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Day off tomorrow?? Score.

    -UBS MD

  21. Posted by R. Chambers | November 23, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    So Dorian's tonight?

  22. Posted by Carsten Kengeter | November 23, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    I don't know what you mean, some of my best friends are Jews. Especially shopkeepers.

  23. Posted by geoffgeoffgeoff | November 23, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    All aboard! The Night Train.

    -San Pedro Brewing Co. Quant

  24. Posted by Kegels123 | November 23, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Party at the moon tower!

  25. Posted by Guest | November 23, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    How will we know it's you? What will you be wearing?

  26. Posted by Master Baiter | November 23, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    I'm fishing for an invite to Lure.

  27. Posted by Pedantic Guy | November 23, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    I think you meant …"worse than the last." Other than that, no concerns.

    -Guy who know's an awkward use of a superlative when he see's one.

  28. Posted by NKI | November 23, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Then how will they get home for Thanksgiving?

    -UBS Urban Infrastructure Quant

  29. Posted by Koch Administration | November 23, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Those were the days!

  30. Posted by Haiku-na Matata | November 23, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Wednesday night with Bess
    Drink a few vodka gimlets
    Then we set it off

  31. Posted by Guest | November 23, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    ..Yes –helps to commence said holiday with a dull buzz that's easy to kick in to gear and thus avoid dealing with family–they all sound like Charlie Brown's teacher after awhile

  32. Posted by Guest | November 23, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    I bet the last vagina you saw was your mom's the day you were born.

  33. Posted by Lex's mom | November 23, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    Nope. C-section.

  34. Posted by Guest CFA | November 23, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Duh, Jos. A. Banks. What else?

    -UBS MD