Another solid night in Syracuse. Stopped into the usuals, J'Ryan's and Blue Tusk, had good beer and food at both.
Also was into the new Clark's. Was never into the old, so nothing to compare to. Space is pretty uninteresting, bar area has a few tall tables and tons of just empty space. Peanut shells everywhere. Beer list was pretty solid with 30 or so pretty intersting options, nothing crazy rare or whatever, but lots of good beer. Didn't eat. My only issue was the place was absolutely INFESTED with fruit flies. I felt like Pigpen in there with a cloud around me the whole time. I wanted to stay for more than one beer, but I simply couldn't. I have never seen anything like it. I also hate their glasswhere, little dimpled mugs, but that's besides the point. I'd much rather spend time at JR or BT.
Was also into the World of Beer at Destiny. Pretty neat spot in the insanity that is that section of the mall. Beer list was very good, craploads of bottles. Food was good. If I go back with the family I'll stick the kids on the go-karts and have a pint or two at WoB.
Typical bottle shopping in Syracuse, Brilbecks, Party Source and Byrne near Destiny. Nothing too exciting and definitely buyer beware for bottle freshness at all of them. Stopped into Bear World on the way back for the first time. Crazy selection, no doubt (grapefruit sculpin for growler fills!). I wouldn't buy anything I'm not convinced is in good shape in there, but there are lots of great options to pick from even knowing that.
All in all, Syracuse always makes a pretty solid night out. No big whales to be had, but lots of tasty taps for reasonable prices.
Oh, and do we have a US Border complaints thread, man my trip back was an event. Fckin arse at the inside counter was wielding his Ignorant + Power hammer. I knew his job better than he did, and he wasn't liking it one bit.