I ended up in the Whalers Tavern by getting locked into the Whaling Museum across the street. It is worth noting that one should pay attention when being told the closing times and other relevant details upon entering such places. For your future reference, it is 5pm, not 5:30pm. This oversight led me to being on a outside balcony of the third floor of the museum when the doors auto-locked, I guess? Funny at first I thought, as I Face timed a mate in Australia thinking that any moment some other patron would walk through that area and release me. After some time it was apparent that this was not going to happen. Then I moved onto calling the museum through the most convoluted and irritating prompt system ever invented, always to the same answer "not available at this time, please leave a message".
I didn't want to call the police just, yet so climbed up a bit to see what I could see. It was the Whalers Tavern. Thank god for Google, I got the number and called. I explained to the lovely young lady that it wasn't a practical joke and that I was indeed locked in (but outside) of the museum across the street. She came out onto the street to verify and I for one, had a deeply moving moment when we saw each other. Not only my potential rescuer, but easily the cutest girl in New Bedford. So of course after release and explanation to the local authorities, it was off the tavern to pay my fair maiden liquid thanks. You cant (or maybe you can) imagine my disappointment upon entering and finding a great little pub, with a friendly vibe, older style decor and previously mentioned loveliness, but on my very last night in town!!
The local brewed IPA was fresh and tasty. I had a light meal of Caesar Salad with grilled chicken that was done well. I would have liked to have wandered in days earlier and tried other items from the menu as it read well but it wasn't to be. So I recommend you try it on my behalf, but not go through what I did to get there. I didn't catch her name but if she reads this, she'll know who she is, so thank you.
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