Happy In Bag

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Toilet and Trouble

I don’t easily become unsettled in a public bathroom.

When the men’s room at Arrowhead gets hijacked by desperate women, I don’t blink. Setups where a man can survey the public areas as he relieves himself while standing up amuse me.

But I don’t like filth. Aside from portable toilets at outdoor festivals, there’s really no excuse for bathrooms that make me wish I carried antiseptic diaper wipes in my murse. Sometimes facilities are so rank that they force extreme alternate options.

The thought of a full bladder at the Hurricane or El Torreon makes me cringe. But I nominate the men’s room at the Dark Horse Tavern in Westport as the city’s worst.

What establishment gets your vote?

11 Comments:

  • At 12:19 PM, Blogger Pensive Girl said…

    don't have a proper KC example, however once in northern england, i had to use a facility in the "town centre." let's just say that i had to throw away my pants after walking out of there.

     
  • At 1:35 PM, Blogger Eric said…

    Buzzard Beach is pretty bad, as the urinal is right next to the bathroom door, which opens right into the front door of the bar. Not for the modest. But it does have some of the most interesting grafitti.

     
  • At 1:56 PM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    Eric- Good one. I rarely hit BB, and when I do, I'm out of my mind, so I'd forgotten about that little quirk. Good one.

    Jessi- I'm so glad you're back to being your graphic self!

     
  • At 1:58 PM, Blogger parrish said…

    buzzard beach, hands down. hurricane is bad. dave's stagecoach isn't good either.

    there was a bathroom at the art insitute by irving ampitheatre where the door opened right by the urinals, and yes, it was as bad as you can imagine; but that thankfully has been remodelled.

    they used to deal drugs in the brick's bathroom; that was nice.

    the broadway cafe's men's room is pretty dangerous. you can never be sure, despite whatever rube goldberg device they have up this week, that someone can't just force their way in.

     
  • At 3:00 PM, Anonymous Another midtown drunk said…

    Are you guys kidding? Buzzards mens room is nothing compared to the mens room at Chez Charlie. I mean, the door doesn't even close most of the time. And the smell! Whew! Toilet that doesn't flush, the flusher knob on the urinal hasn't been pressed in years. No soap at the sink. Bonus points for when water from the leaky room adds about 1/4" of delight to the floor. Double bonus points for when the Chinese resturant next door puts weeks worth of shrimp peels down the drain, backs it up, and all of the "grey water" from the womens room ends up on the mens room floor. Enjoy.

     
  • At 10:56 PM, Blogger Bruno said…

    It's been a while, but from what I can remember the bathroom at John's Upper Deck sucks. Plus, the fact that you have to climb down two floors to use the bathroom if you're on the deck makes it suck twice as much. Blargh.

     
  • At 10:15 AM, Blogger Christy said…

    Girl's room at Buzzard is pretty sketchy, as is the one in the Brick. I'm going to say Buzzard wins just because they are less likely to have TP.

     
  • At 8:32 PM, Blogger Dan said…

    Haven't been to BB in years, but I can't believe its worse than the Peanut on Main.

     
  • At 2:26 PM, Anonymous Lee said…

    Dan- I'm with you on the Main St Peanut's gents'. Call me a clean freak or a messy eater (or both) but napkins are no help after a plate of wings. I really need soap & water. If there are paper towels they're generally sitting on the toilet tank. Thanks alot. Still, gotta have those wings now and again.

     
  • At 11:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You haven't seen a bad bathroom until you've been to Harling's Upstairs Bar and Grill (although there is no evidence of a grill). I am a musician who has been playing a weekly gig there for three (3) years, and I know for a fact that bathroom has never been cleaned. In the summer, you can find the hand soap jammed in the window, holding it open for ventilation. There is no hot water or paper towels (a half-broken air dispenser is all you have), and the smell is so repulsive that I often hold my breath the entire time I'm in there. If that doesn't win, I don't know what does!

     
  • At 8:11 AM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    Good call. I love everything else about Harling's, though.

     

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