July 20th, 2009 | City: | Published in Out on the Town
* Photo by Rebecca
This weekend I entered a dimly-lit space on East 6th and instantly traveled back in time to several decades ago. Bartenders dressed in black button-down vests over black collared shirts, topped off with bowties and fedoras further convinced me that I did in fact walk into another American world and I lost my urge to pinch myself as I began to believe my surroundings. Very few lights were present, setting the speakeasy tone, antique black and white oval shaped photographs adorned the dark ruby red walls, and the chestnut/maple wooden bar was a social gathering magnet. I pictured myself as a damsel in distress, needing relief from reality, and I was able to seek it here, rescued by The Good Knight.
Inside the doors of this charming bar modestly located in East Austin, where Old-Fashioned is not just a beverage menu item, you can enjoy light bites and traditional cocktails to experience a pause from the fast-paced world we live in.
Relaxing and Charming Bar Rebeccammendation for a chill night: The Good Knight at 1300 E. 6th Street, open from 5 PM-2 AM 7 days a week. Try The Bees Knees cocktail made with honey, gin, and lemon.
*Fun Fact: According to Dictionary.com, the bee’s knees, is defined as “Older Slang. (esp. in the 1920s) a person or thing that is wonderful, great, or marvelous: Her new roadster is simply the bee’s knees.” (Dictionary.com). Thank you to Adrianne Gallatin of The Examiner for highlighting this definition. I say we bring back this phrase in place of “da bomb”, “sick”, and “off the chain” (none of which I say in normal conversation, but hey, I tried to think of comparable modern terms).