Invest a long time at Stenny's, a bar in suburban Philadelphia that is mirrored in numerous areas all over the country. Get to understand the regulars, semi-regulars, bartenders, servers, and the (inept) owners. Through the eyes of the characters, experience occult and video game nights, a funeral lunch, a holiday party, an ill-fated double pleased hour, and special menus-- one of which results in a suit.
The main protagonists are Joanna and Matt, and their good friends Leigh and Jim. They each find reprieve from their busy lives by bellying up to the bar and becoming part of a casual, no-dues club. The 4 of them likewise share a bad routine; this turns out to have significant repercussions on all of their lives, and on the future of Stenny's.
< br/ > < br/ >"Butts on the Bar Stool" is a dialogue-driven, light-hearted (and occasionally fanciful) unique-- no deep messages, but some recognizable realities about how people connect with their environments and each other.