A handful of Jack Daniel’s-branded gathering places draw whiskey drinkers and other patrons in sports arenas, stadiums like Wrigley Field, even in Dubai International Airport.
You might not expect to see such an establishment inside the gates of an Army base. As of Friday, you’d be wrong.
The Jack Daniels’ Lounge opens that afternoon at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, taking the place of the Lanyard, a bar last renovated during the Reagan administration.
The base’s morale, welfare and recreation officials had been looking for a way to turn the location into a suitable social setting for soldiers and other community members, either as a place to gather after work or as a pre-party spot for the banquets and gatherings held in one of the many rooms inside the Patriot Club, where the lounge is based.
The biggest problem with drinking in a club on post in my day was simply a lack of women.
If there’s a club just outside the gate that is full of cute young college girls, who isn’t going to go there?