Charming Knight

July 20th, 2009  |  City: | Published in Out on the Town

The Good Knight charm and time travel feel are present throughout the space, from the draped curtains, to the traditional cocktails and the stately bartenders who pour them.

The Good Knight charm and time travel feel are present throughout the space, from the draped curtains, to the traditional cocktails and the stately bartenders who pour them.

* 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).

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