It was a gloomy Thursday afternoon, and a Nashville storm warning was in effect. The skies began to darken as the rain continued to fall. As if on cue, the clouds broke, the rain subsided, and a rainbow shined over the Nashville skyline just in time for Tavern’s newest Thursday 2-for-1s.
Dodging the last of the puddles, we ducked out of the street into Tavern, assimilating ourselves into the lively crowd chatting excitedly as the DJ played 90s hits in the background. Friends were smiling and clinking their glasses in a cheers to thirsty Thursday. We found a few seats at the bar and sat down to order our first drink of the night.
We ordered a round of 1920 cocktails and some grilled artichoke to start. Out came our drinks along with tokens to exchange for the next round. As we took the first sip of our 1920, the tangy grapefruit and the sweet basil truly tickled our taste buds. We continued to sip our drinks as the DJ flipped the music to Backstreet Boys’ famous hit “I Want it That Way”. Singing along to the chorus, guests reminisced about the days when the Spice Girls and boy bands ruled the radio.
A few 2-for-1 tokens later, we wistfully swigged the last of our drinks as the DJ played “Closing Time”. Like Semisonic sings, “we gathered up our jackets and moved it to the exit,” starting the countdown until next Thursday’s Tavern 2-for-1.