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Talk of the Town: Day Drinking

11/30/2018 10:05AM ● By Jarred Schuetze

Words & Photo by: Jarred Schuetze

There’s a simple, beautiful truth and this is it: day drinking is the best. We’re not talking about sipping on a glass of pinot grigio while tending to your niçoise salad. We’re talking about a steady flow of alcohol from early afternoon ‘til the sun goes down.

Long reigning as the puerile choice in drinking occasions, often regarded as less “acceptable” than say happy hour or a cocktail party, day drinking in contrary, is glorious and rewarding.

An occasion unto itself, day drinking should be enjoyed on firm, yet convivial terms, and yes, there are terms. Day drinking shouldn’t become a consistent activity. It shouldn’t Segway into drinking all night. Starting too early is definitely a thing. That said, a good rule of thumb is waiting until after lunch. This is when the pace has eased up, the post-work vultures have yet to circle the watering hole, and bartenders are less occupied allowing for more attentive and personalized service.

Local Places We Love to Drink Before 3pm

The Barn Drive Thru Beer & Keg Haus
4301 S. Alameda St., Corpus Christi, TX

BKK Thai Kitchen + Bar
3850 S. Alameda St., Corpus Christi, TX

The Brick Bar + Bites
4535 S. Padre Island Dr., Corpus Christi, TX

The Exchange
224 N. Mesquite St., Corpus Christi, TX

Greenlight Coffee
7426 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi, TX

Tannins Wine Bar
3855 S. Alameda St., Corpus Christi, TX

Topsider Lounge
900 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 

Winery on the Bay
1007 E. North St., Rockport, TX