In Memory of the Fish Bar

In Memory of the Fish Bar


We called it the “Fish Bar.” It was tucked into the back of the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. I don’t know who came up with the name “Fish Bar.” We called it that because of the fake aquarium with ceramic fish that was hanging on the wall behind the bar.

The bartenders used to tell us about the customers who would ask if it was a real aquarium. The fish never moving should give it away.

“It’s amazing how still they are.”

“Yeah, no more for you…You’ve had enough to drink.”

This was our meeting place after our shows.

“I’m going to get changed and I’ll meet you at the Fish Bar.”

[Read more…]