Sunday, May 20, 2007
Since Andrew's coworkers have made it a yearly pilgrimage to debauchery, this isn't the first time I post on Bisbee, Arizona and it won't be the last.
The main thing to stress is that Bisbee is a perfect former-mining-town-turned-arts-community for a weekend drinking getaway. The weather is mild, the food is good and if you stay in one of the many hotels in the heart of Bisbee, multiple bars are within walking distance of your crashing site.
We stayed at the infamous Copper Queen Hotel where we tried to harass ghosts but to no avail. It has a good bar and a charming historical atmosphere but the rooms are small, the beds are hard, and our AC broke. Even so, reading the guests' "Ghost Register" was totally worth it ("The toilet flushed by itself!...Awesome!!!")
We ate at The Bisbee Grille (just okay Mediterrean Salad); Cafe Roka (apparently the leg of lamb kicked ass); The Bisbee Breakfast Club (excellent French Toast); and the Subway Shop, which just opened three months ago (get the number ten with all the veggies and mayo).
Other activities to enjoy in Bisbee besides eating include playing shuffle board while drinking at The Stock Exchange Saloon, dancing while drinking, photographing the town while drinking, antiquing while drinking, and visiting The Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum while drinking. (Note: some of the aforementioned drinking involves a certain amount of subtleness and a well-hidden flask.)