A Bukowski-themed bar called, um, Barkowski will open in LA tomorrow, and it inspired Paris Review to make a list of other bars Bukowski-esque bars:
Post Office, a whiskey bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is named after Bukowski’s semi-autobiographical 1971 novel “dedicated to nobody.”
Cambridge, Massachusetts, boasts the fittingly divey Bukowski Tavern of Inman Square (there is also a location in Back Bay), where service is appropriately surly.
Neither of which is to be confused with Bukowski’s, in Prague, where one can smoke, probably rendering it most Bukowski-esque of all.
Chinaski’s of Glasgow seems kind of gastropub for the actual gent’s tastes, but can’t fault naming it after his longtime alter ego.
In a preemptive takedown of Barkowski, Matthew Bramlett of LAist recommended King Eddy instead, a Los Angeles bar Bukowski allegedly frequented. Either way, Bukowski fans have a lot of options, but the easiest of them all is obviously to just start drinking. Actually, on second thought, maybe don’t do that. [via Paris Review]