Recently, I made a list of the Top Ten List of Things I Love (But Do Not Include Family, Friends and Pretty Girls). The hotel mini bar was Number Seven. There is nothing better than checking into a nice hotel (#9) and hearing Mr. Front Counter Person say, “Mr. Ferguson, here is the key to the mini bar.” (It’s almost as nice as when I hear (#3) a client say, “Ferg, let me buy you dinner.”) To me, a great mini bar not only includes Ka-Va-See-A, little bottles of Coca Cola, Kettle Chips and the prize of all prizes, a BIG Toberlone bar, but also an assortment of sweet-smelling bubble baths.
Great Bars (#4) where friends can sit and talk for hours and hours and enjoy an adult beverage (#2) are also on my Top Ten List of TIL (BDNIFFAPG). My favorite gathering/drinking holes in Dallas include, but are not limited to, Lee Harvey’s, the Loon, Louie’s (best pizza in Big D) and the FOE (Fraternal Order of the Eagles) Lodge.
So you can understand my sheer joy when I learned about the Mini Bar in Amsterdam.
Get this: Amsterdam’s MiNiBAR! is “a new concept in nightlife that takes the hotel minibar concept to a new level. A concierge will show you to your table and present you with a key with which to gain access to your own private bar, stocked with beers, wines and liquors.” Your help yourself and pay out when you go.
The MiNiBAR! Now, that’s a BIG IDEA (#1) on my list of Things I Love (But Do Not Include Family, Friends and Pretty Girls).