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The Bruce Springsteen of Queens: 123! Burger Shot Beer!!!!

Posted Friday, December 12th, 2008 at 12:00 pm by Nathan in Cultural Bees. More in 10019

We all remember the famous BOSS yell from Born to Run “123!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” I think this is what he was talking about:

123 Burger Shot Beer
738 10TH Ave. (btw. 50th & 51st)
NYC 10019


In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway American dream
At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines
Sprung from cages out on highway 9,
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected
and steppin’ out over the line

. . . And right into the greatest invention since that contraption Jane Fonda, Lilly Tomlin and Dolly Pardon put their boss into on 9 to 5. (By the way, is it wrong that that might have been my first naughty fantasy?) 123 Burger Shot Beer feeds my soul, even when old New York might be taking a bite out of it . . .

Baby this town rips the bones from your back
It’s a death trap, it’s a suicide rap
We gotta get out while we’re young
‘Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run

. . . And born to drink beer, guzzle shots and inhale burgers. These guys couldn’t make it easier. $3 beers! All beer! Yes, 12 ounce mugs, but frosty mugs and great beers: Goose Island IPA, 123 Amber, Dos Equis XX, Brooklyn Winter Ale, Newcastle Ale, Sam Adams Lager, Magners Cider, Shock Top, Belgian White, Stella, Bud Light, Budweiser, Bass. Probably the best pound for pound deal I’ve seen in NYC.

And $ 2 dollar shots! Can you say “red-headed slut,” “alabama slammer,” “sex on the beach?” I think you can. How about mini-burger? How about angus beef? How about hot wings? How about 10 big-screen TVs? How about eternal bliss? How about cheap as shit?

Wendy let me in I wanna be your friend
I want to guard your dreams and visions
Just wrap your legs ’round these velvet rims
and strap your hands across my engines

. . . And there’s a pretty good chance Wendy will strap her hands across your engines, because, believe it or not, it’s not a sausage fest. There were girls, HOT GIRLS there. HOT GIRLS WHO LIKE FOOTBALL, TOGETHER. So guys, as a fiance of a woman who is a huge football fan, take my advice. Bag a sports girl if you can. Because the sweetest words you’ll ever hear are, “Honey, is it okay if we watch the SEC championship tonight?” That’s right, she said it. And The Boss said this:


The highway’s jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive

Do power shots this Saturday night. Put your hopes, dreams and visions in 123 Burger Shot Beer. Give peace a chance. Don’t take off your pants . . . unless you get the green light.

(Sing it with me)

But till then


Baby we were born to run


Baby we were born to run



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