A couple weeks ago, I went to Luka’s Taproom to celebrate the birthday of a dear, dear friend. I enjoy the decor of Luka’s, but I usually avoid going there because it’s often too crowded for my tastes. This particular Friday evening was no different, because everyone was there for their TGIF Happy Hour drinks. I’m not sure if I was just in the right mood or if it was just a fluke, but on that evening I really enjoyed the space. Although Luka’s is crowded at Happy Hour, the crowd is friendly, upbeat, and ethnically diverse. Most folks looked to be in the 35+ age rage, which was a great fit for me, and I truly had a good time. I just might go back, perhaps when I’ve turned in all of my end-of-semester grades.
This drawing depicts one of the patrons. He was reaching out for a toast with his buddy who was sitting a couple of people away from him at the bar. The place was so friendly that the strangers sitting between him and his friend didn’t mind and actually smiled at being reached over and bumped by toaster and toastee.