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This week at: The Nisei Lounge

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I've been coming here for eight years, and I like that everybody looks out for you if you have too much to drink. It's nothing like what I experienced when I bartended in New Orleans for about a year. I was working one night when all of a sudden this guy--he was a 250-pound hillbilly type, imagine your worst nightmare--didn't want to pay $3 for a beer. He was just awful. Anyway, later on I heard a commotion, and I looked over by the side door and saw the bouncer picking the guy up. He had his pants down around his ankles and apparently had been taking a dump in the garbage can. Oh boy. The bouncer, who was like 400 pounds, threw him out into the street, and the guy was so drunk he was utterly oblivious--it was like something on Jackass, though it wasn't funny. That same week I came across two girls having sex in the bathroom. Both things were a factor in my return to Chicago. Everybody's constantly drunk down there. Your whole life is piss and vomit and stale beer, and that's no way to live--it takes away from the romance of such a beautiful city. So I decided to return to Chicago where the normal drunks are. --Kindall Wierzbiaski, administrative assistant

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