Friday, April 8, 2011
Hartford's Most Awkward Bathroom
Few need an introduction to The Half Door, the irish "gastro pub" (because in 2011 working the word "gastro" into your title makes you fancier) located on the corner of Sisson and Farmington. The Half Door is known for good food, a great beer selection, uncomfortable booths, and insanely loud musical acts. Now that the weather is finally starting to turn, The Half Door's outside porch will once again be hospitable and a great place to have a beer and watch cars navigate the overly complicated Sisson/Farmington/Sherman intersection.
About a year ago the Half Door renovated the men's room located in the back corner of the bar. While bathroom renovation are almost always welcome, this renovation neglected a crucial detail. What is missing from the above photo?
A divider between the two urinals.
Already a cramped space, the lack of a divider makes for an extremely awkward scenario. A patron is likely to find themselves inches from a stranger while trying to relieve themselves.
Want to rub elbows with some of The Half Door's patrons? Wait until winter and wear a large puffy jacket into the bathroom and you can literally rub elbows with your urinal mate! (We suppose this would also work if one was very large.)
Nothing awkward about that....