Roger Ebert wrote recently with dry-eyed nostalgia for Granta and his blog about his drinking days in the 70s. O’Rourke’s, the bar of wits and writers on the fringe of Old Town, “was our stage,” says Ebert, “and we displayed our personas there nightly.” He tells us, “From the day it opened on December 30, 1966 until the day I stopped drinking in 1979, I drank there more or less every night when I was in town. So did a lot of people.”