A Eulogy to Sir Edmond Halley’s
Posted on 22 Jul 2010 by Justin Ruckman
photos fetched from Sir Ed’s Facebook page
Jeremy Markovich (@deftlyinane) was at Sir Edmond Halley’s last night for the last call of a Charlotte institution. Sir Ed’s saw a huge crowd on closing night due in part to tremendous support on Facebook from people who heard about the closing.
Jeremy wrote the following eulogy for Charlotte Magazine — a great read:
“Sir Edmond Halley’s lived a good life. It passed away Wednesday night, surrounded by family and friends.
Its loved ones drank it into the great beyond in an alcoholic maelstrom. Normal bar rules did not apply. First the beer ran out. Then the liquor started to wane. The crowd only got bigger. People didn’t request a specific drink. Rather, they sheepishly asked the bartender what they were ALLOWED to order. What’ll ya have? Gimme a beer. Or whatever you’ve got. Near the end, a guy in an orange Hawaiian shirt was too specific. “I’d like a tequila, with salt and lime juice,” he asked. “We don’t have salt. We don’t have lime juice,” the bartender said. “But we do have…” she took a hard glance at the near-empty shelf. “Well, we have tequila.” She pulled out a plastic shot glass, pounded it on the bar and poured.”
How long have you been going to Sir Ed’s? Got any unique experiences? Share them in the comments!