The Wells House
As of April 2011 - The Wells House is closed.
Once upon a time,
When I first stopped at the Wells House in the late 1980’s, it was the quintessential biker bar, owned at the time by one William Morrisey. There was no operating kitchen to speak of, or rooms that you would actually want to sleep in, but it was a destination none the less – especially if you arrived on a bike. Weekends would often bring rows of bikes parked on the street outside the bar. Some days they were parked in the bar. Once I saw one on the bar. I suspect that was an alcohol related incident. I once stopped in with a friend for a drink when the bar was three deep with a group of bikers. George made the mistake of asking what kind of wine they served. The barkeep shot him an “Are you kidding me?” look, but after rummaging around in the beer cabinet announced that he had found a bottle of rose wine. Not rosé (ro-say), but rose as in - a rose by any other name - rose. We still laugh about it when anyone orders rosé.