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Monday, October 13, 2008

One of My Favorite Bars Moves Even Closer to My Front Door

posted by on October 13 at 11:14 AM


Central District News has the scoop:

The Twilight Exit is on the move. They’ve called Madison St. home since the early aughts, creating a friendly spot for neighborhood drinks since way back when that area was still the stalking ground of many a crack addict. But their current home is slated for demolition…so they’ve been on the hunt for a new spot. And last night I heard from the Mayor of Miller Park that they had found one, and are preparing to take over the old La Louisiana spot on Cherry between 25th & 26th. The current plan is to make the move sometime in December, pending permits and other assorted official steps.

Here’s hoping the Twilight’s chicken-fried bacon (pictured above), karaoke, and swoony sunset mural make the jump, too.

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Now you guys are just plain taunting the meat debate, for fucksake

Posted by Non | October 13, 2008 11:24 AM

This place is a local treasure. More so than anything along pike or pine.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 13, 2008 11:27 AM

I bet Bellevue Ave is fat

Posted by Non | October 13, 2008 11:29 AM

And within stumbling distance of Ezell's!

Posted by kid icarus | October 13, 2008 11:29 AM

Chicken fried bacon, Schmader? Whoaaaaa, nellie (figuratively speaking...).

That sounds so positively reckless to one's heart health I'm surprised there aren't cardiologists picketing the front of that place.

Is this reproduceable at home or does one need to actually go down to this place?

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | October 13, 2008 11:31 AM

Yeah, I'm veg, so I've never tried the stuff, but people I know love it (and say it takes at least four people to make a dent in one order.)

Posted by David Schmader | October 13, 2008 11:34 AM

@Jubilation T. Cornball none of their menu can be replicated at home. The twilight's kitchen has the best fried food in the city.

Posted by Little Red Ryan Hood | October 13, 2008 11:35 AM

@6, it must be one of the foundational pillars justifying marijuana indulgence. The thought of hopping up on some chronic and then biting into that makes life worth living for one more day...

Posted by Snausage | October 13, 2008 11:37 AM

I guess the secret is out, but here's a couple others...

-you can order a chicken fried BLT!!!


-scouts for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (Guy (Poochy) Fieri's show) were there last week wanting to film the place.

Posted by Abe | October 13, 2008 11:46 AM

Oh noes!! I will so dearly miss this place!!! I live right around the corner and I already desperately miss the nightly excitement from Deano's....

Posted by belle absente | October 13, 2008 11:56 AM

that's cool that the central district's one bar isn't closing down.

Posted by jrrrl | October 13, 2008 12:08 PM

@3, I have a beer gut and the beginning of love handles but I've plateaued at 210. I used to be 150ish when I worked out and could bench 225 3 years ago. Giving up the exercise without giving up the diet is calamitous.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 13, 2008 12:31 PM

That chicken fried bacon is da bomb. It's the perfect food for watching McCain and Palin get their asses kicked in the debates.

Posted by Jakey | October 13, 2008 12:42 PM

That sucks for me. They'll be going from about a half mile away from me to a mile and a half away. At that point I might as well go to pike/pine.

I suppose I can use this as an excuse to visit my CD friends.

Posted by Sir Learnsalot | October 13, 2008 12:48 PM

Chicken. Fried. Bacon.


That's it; I'm moving back to Seattle.

Posted by MichaelPgh | October 13, 2008 1:14 PM

but do they have a liquor license? as i understand it, the downfall of la louisiana was that the Principal of Garfield vetoed its liquor license, under the ridiculous 1,000 foot rule.

Posted by fixo | October 13, 2008 2:55 PM

The move's going well from what I hear and the new spot will definitely have the karaoke. For sure.

Posted by Matt Fuckin' Hickey | October 13, 2008 4:22 PM

ugh! street parking in my 'hood is already f'd up due to the ethiopian restaurant on 26th and cherry and garfield re-opening. now i'm going to have to deal with a bunch of drunk hipsters trolling for parking at all hours. and, i don't think there's enough weed in the world to get me to choke down and order of chicken fried bacon.

Posted by chris | October 13, 2008 4:29 PM

Damn. All the black owned businesses near the twilight seem to get shut down - there goes Cherry.

To # 11 - there used to be more bars in the CD but white people moved in, were scared of black people, talked to each other, talked to people in power, got organized, and got them closed....

Posted by there goes the neighborhood | October 13, 2008 6:23 PM

When I lived in Seattle this summer, this was one of my favorites. Viva Twilight.

Posted by Parsnip | October 13, 2008 7:18 PM

Hm, distance-wise, I think this is pretty much a wash for me, so I'll put it in the "win column" in terms of the still relatively small amount of drunk-walking involved.

Posted by COMTE | October 13, 2008 11:23 PM

This is the best fucking news ever!

Posted by monkey | October 14, 2008 8:34 AM

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