|Bottoms Up: Shawn Moriarty is mixing it up in the West Bottoms|
Ten months ago, we reported in Fat City that the City Tavern had dismissed its very popular bartender Shawn Moriarty.
The post garnered a lot of comments, including a couple from City Tavern owner Dan Clothier, referring to himself as Lucifer. At the time, Moriarty wasn't quite sure where he might wind up. Well, the congenial mixologist is back in the bar business: He's mixing cocktails behind the beautiful bar at R Bar at 1617 Genessee, the stylish saloon that officially opened this week in the former Sutera's restaurant space in the West Bottoms. It's a striking bar, created by the Dolphin Gallery's
John O'Brien out of antique doors -- and Moriarty looks pretty dashing behind it.