And when she still had leftover liquor, she said "same time next week" and so the Courtland Happy Hour was born.
For many years it was an every Friday event but some of the originals moved on and although new members replaced them, the Courtland every Friday ceased to be.
The Courtland Hotel is now a historic hotel with different owners but the "Courtland Group" lives on. We don't have a Happy Hour every week now but the format is still the same -- you bring whatever you want to drink -- you bring a snack for the communal appetizer table. The party starts at 5:30 and lasts until the last guests leaves. (Usually between 7 and 7:30).
It's a fun way to start the weekend!