How Long is Five Years?


Earlier in the week, the By the Numbers blog was an attempt to reconcile the enormous amount of business the bar has generated over the past five years with something slightly more precise than the usual hyperbole. In the same vein, it occurred to me that the last five years have gone by pretty quickly and that while change happens slowly, it also happens dramatically, especially in retrospect.

And so it seemed only fitting to chronicle that passage of time in the most interesting (and potentially most embarrassing) way possible: to share a visual representation of the bar’s history, not through the physical changes in the bar itself, but rather through the physical changes of the people who have imbued Bailey’s with the personality, humor, and knowledge that we think has been as crucial to our success as the tap lineup; or in other words, the staff.

It’s also a great way for me to gauge whether any of my coworkers snuck the Holy Grail past Indiana Jones and Sean Connery while that Nazi chick was falling to her death, because dammit, these gray hairs aren’t going away on their own.

Below are ‘now and then’ photos, with the ‘now’ photos from 2012 and the ‘then’ photos from 2007 (or as close as we could find).

Geoffrey Phillips (Proprietor/Head Honcho/Master of His Domain)

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Nick Rivers (Tech Guru/Web Maestro/Groupie)

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Michael O’Connor (Beer Buyer/Blogger/Asshole)

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Scott Jester (Beertender/Life of the Party/Physically Incapable of Finding His Own Goddamn Photos)

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*Note: According to Mr. Jester, there is no visual documentation of his having existed before the year 2010, so be forewarned, this is apparently the youngest that Mr. Jester has ever looked.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortunately, there’s this thing called the Internet that helps you find all sorts of interesting stuff. Like this, for instance:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William J. Murnighan aka “Bill” (Beertender/Beatsmith/Male Model)

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*Not that different, right? But check out this photo from 2006:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janelle Harrie (Beertender/New Blood/The Classy One)

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Then:

2 responses

  1. Jeez Shaver! First you call me Bill then you give Geoff credit for my article? Shaaaaaveeerrr!!!!

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