Monday, July 06, 2009
McGlinchey's Tavern is an institution in Philadelphia. Nearly everyone I know has a story, memory or nightmare that involves the cantankerous words of the bartender or the hot dogs from McGlinchey's. I was excited to hear of a new book by local photographer and McGlinchey's bartender, Sarah Stolfa.
Stolfa is a Drexel educated artist who began tending bar to make some cash, and found a bar full of regulars that became the subjects of her artistic vision. If you've ever been in for a drink, you already know that McGlinchey's is a cheap, dirty and cool bar that welcomes individuals from all walks of life with the same surly look. Stolfa manages to capture some of The Regulars and their (mostly) dour looks in her book of portraits. If you're a fan of Stolfa's or McGlinchey's and you'd like the opportunity to win a copy of The Regulars, please leave a message in the comments section with your favorite memory of McGlinchey's. Make sure to leave your comment before Friday, July 10th at noon (EST) to be included in the drawing for a copy of Sarah Stolfa's, The Regulars.
Alternatively, you can buy The Regulars online at Amazon.com
McGlinchey's Bar & Grille
259 S. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102