On my first night in
Here is an excerpt from a letter that Neal Cassady wrote to his friend Justin Brierly from juvenile hall:
At the corner of 15th & Platte streets there's a cafe called Paul's Place, where my brother Jack used to be bartender before he joined the army, because of this I frequented the place occasionally & consequently have a small bill run up, I believe I owe them about 3 or 4 dollars. If you happen to be in that vicinity please drop in & pay it, will you?
In Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Neal Cassady is portrayed as Dean Moriarty; Justin Brierly appears as Denver B. Doll. Jack Kerouac was also a patron of Paul’s Place.My Brother’s Bar plays only classical music for historic reasons. The first bartenders working under the current name (1970) also worked for
DD, Audie and I sat outside in the garden, it was lovely.
This post is for Jarda, who loved the Beat poets and wrote his master’s thesis on the works of Jack Kerouac.