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Somewhere in the multiverse, there is a bar. It's small—the kind-of a hole-in-the wall place which you might find open late at night while walking down the streets of Canterlot City in the 1920's.

But unlike most bars, this one is not actually there… or rather, not where you think it is.

The entrance to Sunset's Isekai will be found in passing; an archway made of stone, emerging from a wall that you could have sworn had nothing there before, and in fact seems impossible to actually lead anywhere.

There, a door of solid oak—lovingly worked and stained to look almost golden-red—with a thick, crystal version of her cutie mark at eye level awaits visitors under the soft light of a gas lamp.

This door opens to all worlds, and can only be found by those that need that drink to be just the right type of different.

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"...so, he wouldn't take no for an answer," Rarity said, taking a sip of her martini, and humming in appreciation at the taste. "I tried to be gentle… it wasn't one thing he had done, you know? Just… many little things that sprung up like red flags in my mind and I had foolishly ignored."

"I take it he didn't appreciate that?" Sunset asked gently.

Rarity shook her head. "He insisted. He chased me around, called me after we have broken up, stalked me online, threatened people close to me with blackmail… he did everything that validated every worry I had developed during our short relationship. It's been two years now, and he still talks trash about me." She sighed. "I just hope he eventually gets over it. It gets tiring in its pettiness."

Yeah the first time reading that, I already knew the guy you're talking about...

Besides that, I kinda like this story so far.

You maniac. You actually went through with it.

This is going to remind me so much of that Isekai Restuarant anime I remember watching a few years back.

And based off the first few chapters, I absolutely loved this. And what a way to give Featherfall a shout out.

Wow! I think I get it. Characters from many stories on FimFiction come to this bar. The Mane 7 of course, but they each have their own different stories and personalities in general. I love it!

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Yes, that story. I started it, never finished it. (I never finish anything)

But this reminds me of that. And I'm really looking forward to more.

9695561 I binged watched the entire series in one go, there's also a similar one called Isekai Izakaya "Nobu" that came out a little while back.

In the Time Loops, Big Mac and/or Berry Punch run a bar (depends on which of them is Awake).

Interesting. Sort of reminds me of Spider Robinson’s work.

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Yeah. I love the Time Loops! But there isn’t any more chapters that come out

Okay, this really does seem interesting. :)

Hmm, I like Sunset's outfit there at the end. And ooh, at least you have long-term employment, Sunset. :D

Okay, that was damned good. I could tell which Sunset was which even without 'Bartender' there.

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I love that anime! The only problem is that I get hungry every time I watch it...

"Darling, I know so," Rarity replied, fanning her face and rolling her eyes. "You would not believe how many multiverse versions of us exist… well, you might believe it, but you wouldn't be able to count it. Why, there's a bunch of Sweetie Belles running around the multiverse."

It's almost like you're asking for it by name. :pinkiecrazy:

-GM, master of the Sweeties.

This looks like an interesting premise! I'll be looking forwards to seeing what comes of it :twilightsmile:

Right, so, there's clearly a fic referenced here. Not exactly one I'm interested in reading, but I still have no idea what it is. Which is... a tad annoying, and has to be annoying for some other people too.

Regardless, this is a good, no, great start. A bar. A bar that will not visit other worlds, no, it shall be VISITED! And this poor Sunset will have to just... deal. I hope she learns to like her job.

(though, geez, forever? That's a long time. That's probably a Carousel Rarity right there.)

-GM, master of Squiddy.

So this is “A Restaurant From Another World”/“Isekai Shokudo” only as a bar with Sunset as the owner?

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Could you please tell them to stop putting portals on top of portals? Ever since Anime Addventure went offline, multiversal navigation went from aggravating to insane.

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The fanfic being referenced is Featherfall by I-A-M, and you're in luck. The final chapter was posted today.

This amuses me. I will follow.

I'd join the patreon and pitch a few fics, but I am short on funds at the moment. So I'll watch and let the crazyness unfold from here :twilightsmile:

The World Serpent Inn is both a place and a non- place, existing in multiple planes simultaneously and nowhere at all. It is a gathering place for dead races, unborn gods, forgotten heroes, restless ghosts, and the engineers of worlds as yet uncreated. Almost all the inhabitants of the Inn are travelers, either by design or by chance. Many have simply stopped here during journeys to other places, while others came to the Inn accidentally, then realized they could not get back home.


"So far there were only two pictures on it"
Doesn't this conflict with the previous chapter's
"and several empty frames, save for one picture of the proud owner and her patron."
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Or do the frames sometimes on their own show pictures to the customers to spur conversations, or something?

... Oh my God, Equestria Girls is an isekai.

Don’t make enough to even consider becoming a patron at the moment, so I’m just gonna wonder what the next AU will be? I wonder if deadfic AUs will be considered?

This somewhat reminds me of Tales from the Barman on Twisting the Hellmouth, a BtVS fic where Xander opens a bar, only for characters from all over the multiverse to start randomly appearing. Each chapter has someone come in, and taking advantage of Xanders "Tell a story, Leave a Souvenir, and the drink is free" offer.

Part of what reminds me of that fic is that at one point, Xander's Wall of Souvenir's comes to hold the collective prison of several evils - but as a side effect, Xander is rendered the immortal owner of the bar in order to stand watch over said prison.

Didn't like getting spoiled for a story I haven't finished reading yet, but interesting premise. Maybe choose older moments to crossover with? Gilda losing an arm and getting it replaced by a magical one mustn't have more than three months or so. Or at least warn of how recent the spoiler might be. Not cool otherwise, on the level of a dislike.

Alright. So it sounds like this is in the SOTS multiverse, and some time after the infinite carousel FoME mentioned on his side. I like it. I wonder if the League of Sweetie Belles team will make an appearance?
I'm eager to see who we will see.

GM sent me. The Songs multiverse is growing bigger by the day, huh?

I like the idea of this story, and execution is solid so far. I don't know the fic that this chapter in particular is referencing but I feel like you gave me everything I needed to know to follow along. That said, is there any chance you could or will be adding links to stories as you go?

*blinks, looks at the summary, grasps the concept...*

This... this reminds me... of...

Star Trek: The Captain's Table

Oh my dear sweet heaven this might be awesome and fantastic *faves before even reading*

Hmm... interesting concept. Seems to be coming off a bit negative so far so I'll hope that changes. By that I mean here we have a Sunset who was so lost for what to do with her life that she's suddenly a bartender because some Rarity said she makes a good cocktail. Another Sunset who could apparently only keep her happiness by staying in a wheelchair despite magic to... not do that. Sounds like multiple evil Rarities once you count the one this couple has a bad past with? And a stalker Spike... AND you mentioned Anon-a-Miss. Yeesh, downer multiverse much?

I'm curious to see where this goes, but so far it looks like a set up for a bunch of drunks hanging by a thread. If I wanted that I'd stop avoiding family reunions. That isn't me saying it's bad; you've got my upvote and I'll see ya next go round. Just... concern.

Also I'm seeing in the comments references to a multiverse setting this is a part of. Any truth to that? I'm assuming not Time Loops (they've already got a Bar). But I don't know many others unless it's going to be like TSC and just hit up particular fics (as the AN mentioned I think?)

Anywho yeah, engaging start even if I unironically want a drink after the downer character portrayals.

This is like that restaurant anime. That opens only on Saturday

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Aw yeah, I love me some chicken curry when the day of Satur comes around :raritywink:

I feel like this is referencing other fics, but without any name dropping its hard to tell.
Could you put links to the referenced fics? Perhaps in the authors notes?

I wonder if straight up Isekai protagonists can come to this bar as silly chapters? At the very least I'm sure Sunny can understand where Kazuma is coming from being stuck with a useless goddess.

This feels so familiar, I swear I've seen a story with a premise like this before somewhere.
Ah well, I'm glad that you're writing it and I hope you continue to do so, it's been quite a good story so far.

First thing to do, hire either a real good bouncer, or a realm-wright to shroud the establishment from unsavory eyes. Or both, both is good.

You get all kinds out there, wandering the boughs of Ein Sof.

"What do you mean by 'forever'?"

Rarity cleared her throat. "Well, darling, I did mention that purchasing this establishment meant that it was yours forever."

Ah, right, the demi-godhood that comes with owning a multiversal fixture. You can forget about the bouncer then, by definition nothing will be able to touch you so long as you stand within your own place. Won't help with anything strong enough to devastate the pocket realm wholesale, but that's what the elusive nature of the business is for.

Well, damn, I posted a blog awhile back regarding my thoughts about making a story with a similar premise based on VA-11 HALL-A at some point, and was even going to make Sunset the main character, but it looks like you beat me to it.

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I remember that! Storms, it's been a dog's age since I've read those stories. I should see about digging up a set for myself.

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Regardless, this is a good, no, great start. A bar. A bar that will not visit other worlds, no, it shall be VISITED! And this poor Sunset will have to just... deal. I hope she learns to like her job.

I recall an old, very old, series of sci-fi short stories revolving around a hamburger joint somewhere in North Dakota. Apparently it was some kind of multiversal anomaly; no matter when/where you go, there will be some form of establishment in that exact spot, and it will be a safe place to get some food and rest.

An interesting collection of stories really, rife with that extraordinary ordinariness I so love as the new kid's confusion contrasts with the owner's utterly blasé stoicism.

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You could have old Salvatore wander in here at some point, author permitting, poor man could likely do with a drink.

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Ah, but seeing as that story is a self-insert and I don't drink, Salvatore doesn't either, though I suppose he could go for something non-alcoholic...

Then again, knowing me and how I'm open to trying new things, I might be willing to partake of a single drink, provided it's sweet enough. I do also have a massive sweet tooth.

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