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Sketching at Abracadabra

I have sketched a few times while having a beer at one of my favorite spots in San Juan, “Abracadabra”. This time I was in a bit of a rush, but liked the looseness and sense of informality of the sketch. I did it with felt tip pen, markers and watercolors, 8.5″x5.5″.

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Sketching @Abracadabra, Santurce

Last Friday I went with my wife to this cozy café named “Abracadabra”.  It’s at 1661 Ponce de León Ave. in Santurce, an area which after years of neglect is experiencing hints of revival.  We called and they told us they had jazz night and “artisanal” beer happy hour… vague enough term to intrigue us to go and try those beers.  The place was really nice and comfortable with friendly servers so we were good.  The music started soon after we got there and they were pretty good, and even though jazz usually isn’t my favorite music, they were very good and played at an adequate volume.  They did some curious arrangements of popular music that get two thumbs up.

Well, I had never tasted any of the two “artisanal” beers they had, so I tried them both.  I googled one of them, Blue Moon beer and it’s apparently brewed by Coors Brewing Company…  However, it is an unfiltered beer with cloudy appearance, spiced with coriander and orange peel, so it is an unusual enough beer to feel special.  I liked it; a bit sweet to my taste, but I could have a couple some other day.  We also ordered something to eat I can’t remember now, but it was good too.

Although the place was a little brighter than perfect, and after a couple of hours the servers were MIA, it was a nice experience and I will go back as soon as I have the chance.

I had one of our handout sketch pads and did some sketches, here are some of them:


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