Thursday, March 17, 2011

You Know What I Love About Islands?

Max's Conch Bar.  About 15 miles (or something) down the one road in Long Island.
I love that a little shack, in the middle of nowhere along a seemingly endless road, can become a the best known bar on the island.  With nothing more than a few 2x4's, some tiki roofing, a few barstools, cold beer, good rum and one hell of a conch salad - you too can be the next big thing in town.

I love it.  So simple.  So basic.  So true.  No fluff here, this is the real deal.  I've been to a hundred bars that have tried to emulate this, and no amount of money can do it.  It's all in the vibe, and you can't buy vibe.

We were walking aimlessly down the road when a local with a pick-up truck stopped and asked us where we were headed.  We told him we had no idea, and asked if anything of interest was along the road.  He said, "Get in" and took us here.  This is how it's done in the islands.

Brittany & Scott


Anonymous said...

Let me guess...the guy in the pick-up truck is named "Max"?

Windtraveler said...

Nope! His name was Daniel...and, just to be one step ahead of your skepticism, he bought US beers. :)

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