At ten of eight, Tritone hardly felt like it was a bar just a few hours short of closing its doors for good. Like any other night from the last 11 years, Dinosaur Jr. blared from the jukebox, a dozen or so patrons chatted quietly amongst themselves while the bar’s mainstay, Rick “the bartender” Almeida, cracked jokes and doled out the house special, a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon and shot of Jim Beam. With the swift tilt of a PBR can and splash of beer on the floor, one patron near the end of the bar celebrated the memory of the bar’s dearly departed owner Rick “Rick D.” Dombrowolski.
One of the last “specials” served. Photo: Collin Keefe