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First Draft … Bookstore & Bar

First Draft … Bookstore & Bar

A simple idea executed excellently.

Writing and beer? Sign me up.

Quick, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear, “First draft?”

It’s the first version or edit of a book or manuscript, is it not? It didn’t hit me until my friend hit me over the head with it.

“Oh, whoa, I get it now! First draft of a book and first draft of beer.”

First from the tap or from imagination? Wait, how integrated are those two?

Creative naming professional, wordsmith and lover of clever marketing that I am, I didn’t get it right away. Which, of course, made me appreciate it even more. I like when people are more clever than I am (it happens a LOT).

A beautifully laid-out bar, an open space for readings and gatherings. A bookstore with fun books, gift books, gifts not to mention a bookstore with, you know, actual books. Did I mention there was a bar with beer on tap?

The biggest compliment I can give is: I wish I had one of these in my neighborhood. Hmm, reminds me of one of my favorite restaurants in the world (Stilo Campo).

A simple¬†idea executed excellently. That’s pretty much all you need. Stop by, have a brew, browse the books and get busy on that first draft with your … first draft.

First Draft Book Bar
300 W Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85013

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I don't like to call them excuses. They're priorities. With a handful of exceptions, we usually have a choice in our actions. They just need to be prioritized.

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