I think I got a new personal hero!
Some retirees climb mountains. Others sail around the world.
Dan Freeman has a dream, too - hitting a different bar three or four times a day.
The 60-year-old Brooklyn man is on a quest to have a drink in 1,000 watering holes this year, and he's chronicling his boozy adventures on his blog, "1000 Bars."
The News tagged along with Freeman this week on stops 525 through 527, downing beers at three Manhattan bars he had yet to visit.
"I don't understand those people who say they're retired and bored," Freeman said, taking a sip from a bottle of Heineken at Bellevue, a bar in Hell's Kitchen.
On pace to hit the mark on his 61st birthday in December, Freeman is savoring his tour of city bars - from corner dives to Irish pubs to a lesbian bar he unwittingly patronized.
"Someone in there said to me, 'You know you are in a lesbian bar,'" he recalled. "And I said, 'Well, okay, can I get a drink?'"