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Every Bar in Lakewood: Obituary

The story of two bars, Sullivan's Irish Pub and The Screaming Rooster, that closed before I had a chance to officially visit them

There are two bars that I wish I could have blogged about before their premature demise. Sullivan's suddenly closed its doors shortly after I began this blog. The Screaming Rooster is still open but the owner/manager has been forced to leave.   and there's more to a bar than decoration and beer. This blog isn't about why these bars have closed but why they were great.

Sullivan's Pub has been one of my favorite bars in Lakewood as long as I have lived here. It brought everything you'd want out of an Irish Pub without having to worry about the thick accents. I was usually drawn to their fish and chips with ample amounts of malt vinegar for the fries. By that point I was already stuffed with their artichoke/spinach dip and boxty wedges; a must for all visitors....

The Screaming Rooster was my current regular bar when I began this blog. We celebrated birthdays with our friends and the bartenders that knew our names. It was never a question knowing somebody when we got there, simply who we would know. We even ran a fundraiser for the local animal rescue All Dog's Heaven. The Screaming Rooster was everything we needed from a bar and that included Donna, one of two owners and the only manager we knew there....

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Vicki Mccarthy - Matthew's Lending Library November 15, 2012 at 07:39 PM
After reading the headline "Obituary", you would think that the Screaming Rooster was closed altogether. I am happy to let the Patch readers know that the Screaming Rooster is alive and well. I am sorry that you are unhappy about Donna leaving - however, people change jobs all the time. I eat at the SR at least once a week and think that both the service and the food are great! You are entitled to your opinion, and I mine - but did you really have to use the headline "Obituary" for the Screaming Rooster when in fact the only place that closed was Sullivan's. Very misleading.

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