Cruising & Boozing
Trip Start Jan 03, 2013
14Trip End Jan 20, 2013
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Then off to the wax museum, we had a choice between Ripleys and the wax museum, we had bought a wharf pass which gave us access to quite a few activities at a discount price, we chose the wax museum as we had been to ripleys years ago on the gold coast, should've gone there again though, while the wax museum was interesting, wouldn't pay to go there again.
Then day 2 on our hop on hop off pass for the big red bus, decided to do the downtown loop, got halfway around before it started to rain - only lightly - but enough to be annoying - they handed out ponchos to everyone which was hilarious everyone trying to get them on in the wind
Later we ended up going to Bourbon & Branch - a speakeasy - glad it was raining as some of the reviews said it was an easy walk - I dont think so - 20 blocks roughly and a couple of them so steep I wouldn't have even driven up them!!! It was an experience - you are greeted at the door and asked for a password which they send you on your confirmation email, then you are ushered in to a really dark little booth and bar lit only by candles. We were handed a menu which neither of us could read as it was so dark - and by the way they don't sell food only acloholic concoctions, so we let the waitress recommend a couple for us. We had booked for 1 1/2 hours and it took us nearly that long to drink ours - they were so strong. There was also an inner bar - The Wilson & Wilson Detective Agency, you enter behind the bookcase - secret door, and they serve drinks in teapots, think if we're ever back in San Francisco we will book there next time.
Leaving there afterwards though I was wishing I had asked the cab to come back for us as it was a very seedy neighbourhood after dark, could not hail a cab for the life of us. Went across the road to a little market hoping he might call a cab for us, but he was busy with a few looked like homeless people shoplifting and not being very smart about it either
Got back to the hotel and it was still early - so on Bree's suggestion went to Lorii's Diner - which we discovered one just a short walk away. Great food and a great atmosphere - real old diner feel to it - apart from the obvious decorations which wouldn't have been there in the old diners! But good food cheap!
Then after all that we ended up having a fairly early night - it was cold and rainy so back to a hot shower and a good book - or Tele in Davids case.