Following the Handy Guide to Outdoor Drinking posted last week, here’s the first regular edition of Bars of Lynn. Your LynnHappens Editor and cohorts will attempt to visit each and every bar in this city and introduce it to readers who may be curious, but who have never ventured in. During the long journey, some may open, others may close, and who knows, there may never be an end.
Bartender Debbie and owner Chuck pose behind the bar
A renovated and very welcoming Buchanan Cafe at the corner of Eastern and Western Avenues has a popular blues jam on Thursday nights as well as live acts some Friday and Saturday nights. This isn’t the old ‘buke. There’s a new owner.
That’s Jon Morse on drums. He organizes the jam.
Musicians rotate in and out all night. The space may be small, but somehow the sound is never overpowering. Conversation is possible, because it’s happening everywhere.
There’s a cowbell on standby, in case it needs… no I won’t say it.
Those are plastic fish bubbling around in that lamp.
Buchanan’s is definitely in the running for Lynn’s littlest bar. Impressively, there’s still ample room to move around, oh, and a Barcalounger near the bathrooms – or maybe it’s a Lazy-Boy. It’s big.
If you’re stuck on GPS, the address is 648 Eastern Avenue.