Angry Sewer Rat
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There is always something going on at the Rat. It gets really rowdy at times, but you know that there's always a friend to get your spirits up if you are down, or to celebrate something great!A small bar situated in East Village at 58 St Marks Pl. It has a friendly, but run down atmosphere. In the evenings the bar is usually packed to the brim with regulars, often until late even on weekdays. During lunch time it is busy from workers nearby grabbing a burger and a beer.
InteriorThe bar consists of a single room filled with tables and a long bar. At the entrance there are two round tables to each side with 4 chairs around them. After the tables on the right side starts the bar and on the left side is a long bench with tables in front. In the back is one large table for bigger groups to be seated at. All of the tables, the long bench and bar are made of darkened wood. The chairs are a mismatched collection of wooden, metal and plastic chairs as they have to be replaced regularly. The walls of the place are covered in stickers, posters, tags, claw marks and some stains of suspicious origin. It is impossible to determine what the actual wall is made out of. The bar features two tv screens. One on the back wall and one towards the entrance behind the bar. At the end of the room are two doors. One leads to a stair case to go up to apartments or downstairs where the bar has a small kitchen and storage. The second door is to a small restroom with a toilet and sink.
Owner & StaffThe bar is owned by an elderly couple who help out around the bar most of the time and are highly respected within the neighbourhood. The core staff consists of two bartenders, two waitresses, a cook and a manager. There is also a small part-time staff that consists of students and ex-cons that fill in shifts as necessary.
RegularsThe bar is frequented by workers from the neighbourhood and the members of the East Village clan. As a result the bar is mostly known as a cop bar and doesn't have too much trouble with rowdy patrons. That being said the clan members get into brawls regularly amongst each other. The presence of ex-cons in the staff does lead sometimes to a tense or awkward situation but the owners make it clear that conflicts are not welcome. There were only a few situations where they had to throw out one of the patrons, though they always make sure to side with the ex-cons when possible.
EntertainmentThe bar generally has background music that is not too loud, which makes it easy for guests to talk to each other. On some days, local sports games are shown which are frequented by the same regulars. Once or twice a month, a band performs a set or two in the back of the bar. The bands that play are usually local.
Drinks & FoodThe two best selling drinks in the bar are the beer on tap and Twilight Wine. The wine is usually from upstate New York. Some higher priced bottles come from France and South Africa to celebrate special occasions. The kitchen serves French fries and hamburgers.
Michan Mac Canann
Caoimhe Nic Canann (Bartender)
Bailey Cook (Bartender)
Brooke Lewis (Waitress)
Leila Ryan (Waitress)
Dandre Harper (Cook)