Every bar top should have coat hooks beneath it. That way you don't have to try to hang your jacket off your bar stool under your butt, having it slip off half the time and getting dirty when you put your feet up.
Bar hooks seem like such a simple and necessary bar element, like toilet paper in the bathrooms or lemons in the garnish tray, yet there are many places that have not installed them. I'm constantly running my hands along the underside of bars feeling for the hooks and getting nothing but gum and boogers. This has to end!
It is up to us to shame these establishments into installing coat hooks. Together we can make a difference! Thus I present to you:
- Fish and Farm (added 4/18/08)
- The Transfer
- The Pilsner Inn
- Colibri Mexican Bistro
5/1/07 I went to check out Etiquette Lounge where they had no coat hooks, and they admitted to not having them at their other venue Element Lounge either.
5/15/07 Congratulations to Rye, where they finally installed coat hooks and made the bar a more comfortable experience for us all.
5/1/07 I have decided to drop Etiquette and Element Lounge from the Hall of Shame, as they're not really venues where you sit at the bar. Nightclubs do not need coat hooks.