Bill Murray was my bartender last night


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I blame Bill Murray for my hangover.

After hearing that the iconic actor would be bartending at his son’s restaurant, 21 Greenpoint, on Friday night, I figured I’d give him a shot.

Turns out, he ended up giving me a few too many.

I waited anxiously in line among dozens of screaming super fans — one couple proudly left work early and donned T-shirts with Murray’s face on it; another clad in makeshift “Ghostbuster gear.”

As soon as I got inside the restaurant, I snagged a glass of Prosecco and weaseled my way to the front of the jam-packed bar, where I refused to move until my next drink was served by the “Groundhog Day” actor himself.

I figured I’d better pace myself, since there’d be no way the insanely popular and busy Murray would actually show up on time, right?

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Jeanette Settembre is a writer, editor and content strategist from New York City specializing in enterprise storytelling. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, WSJ Magazine, Architectural Digest, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, Dow Jones,, Mansion Global, Barron’s Magazine, YahooLife! and many other publications.
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