More Proof Bill Murray Is The Coolest Dad Around — VIDEO
Bill Murray: thespian, comedian, pro golf-player, lover, king of every party, and — last but not least — coolest dad ever. NYC-based fans got to witness The Jungle Book star fully embodying that latter quality on Friday, when Bill Murray visited the bar 21 Greenpoint in Brooklyn. If you're like, "huh, what's 21 Greenpoint?", don't sweat it: It's Murray's son, Homer Murray's, new bar, and it's literally just now opening, so you haven't lost any cool points yet. Turns out, Murray Senior was there to lend a hand bartending for opening night: According to Entertainment Weekly, Murray was a pretty relaxed bartender, serving himself tequila shots and singing along to tracks like "Miss You" and "Start Me Up" by The Rolling Stones.
21 Greenpoint isn't Murray Junior's first foray into hospitality, so he knows his stuff. He previously ran the bar and grill River Styx, which 21 Greenpoint is now replacing, and he told NY Eater on Sept. 14, "We wanted to change it up. We made it prettier, renovated the dining room, added a new bar, and updated the kitchen." Sounds like a new hotspot, that's for sure.
Though the idea of Bill Murray bartending at his son's bar is enough to make me want to jump on a plane to NYC, it's unfortunately not as easy as that. If you're eager to see Murray in action, he will be bartending again on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 7 p.m. ET onwards — but that's it. And, what's more, a representative from the bar also confirmed, according to CBS News, "For overall capacity reasons, this is not an open door event, there will be a guest list."
So, yeah, unless your name is on that guest list, it's probably a lost cause. All isn't terrible, though: If you, like me, are unable to check out Murray's skillz Saturday, at least there are videos like this one from Friday night.
Homer also told NY Eater of his new bar: "We want people to come and have fun. People can walk in; just be nice. What my dad lacks in experience, he makes up for in tequila." Awww. Murray has previously proved on a whole multitude of occasions that he's both very into partying and very into doing nice stuff, so while this story is so sweet it's giving me a toothache, it's also not entirely unexpected.
After all, this is the man who crashed a bachelor party to give "the unmarried" advice, and also the man who did karaoke with strangers. All of these cool stories just go to show that Murray is a man brimming with equal parts of joie de vivre and wisdom. Also, the fact that he's bartending at his son's bar? Obviously proof he's the coolest dad around. (Apart from you, dad, obviously). So, to Homer: here's to your great bar, and your even cooler father.