Thursday, April 10, 2014

It's Thursday. And Patio beers are better than Regular beers!

It's Thursday. And unless Mother Nature played a(nother) cruel joke on the Valley, it's warm, sunny and beautiful weather for patio beers. When I lived in Columbus, I did some scientific experiments with actual scientists and we determined by an even greater margin than dentists who prefer sugarless gum that Patio Beers taste better than regular beers. So enjoy a better beer: Do it on the patio!

Here's tonight's list, sponsored all month by Martini Brothers Burger Bar, which has an awesome patio Downtown to drink on!

• Martini Brothers Burger Bar & Arcade at Knox has Downtown's best burgers until 11 and great craft beer in bottles and cans. So clap your hands. Clap your hands.
• O'Donold's Downtown has $2 Thursday with Karaoke by Jaye Mills at 10 p.m.
• O'Donold's in Austintown has $1.50 domestic bottles for former and current military members and spouses. $2.99 Build-A-Burger.
• Suzie's Dogs & Drafts has alcoholic milkshakes, unique cocktails & great craft beer until 2 a.m.; hot dogs & tater tots until 4 a.m.
• Vintage Estates has Open Mic from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. inside with Steve Vuich and a patio to drink your craft beer & wine on.
• Magic Tree Pub & Eatery has the patio open and 1/2 priced appetizers all day today. The valley's first Wine Tap System will be opening 4/17!
• Draught House has $2 pints of mostly craft beer. $1.75 PBR pints all day every day. Claudia's in the kitchen if you're hungry.
• Bill's Place has select buckets 5 for $10 tonight; Ring Toss at 7:30; DJ Hubcab at 9. Kitchen's open until 10 p.m. with a new menu!
• Shotz Bar N Grille has 40-cent Jumbo wings until 6 p.m.; 25-cent wings from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
• Quaker Steak & Lube in Austintown has $3 Miller Lite Talls all day and the season's first Emergency Bike Night!
• Warehouse 50 is Pre-Gaming for the weekend with $2 drinks, $5 domestic pitchers, DJ at 10 p.m. with Warehouse Pong & $1 burgers.
• Cedars West End has Swing Night with free lessons available.
• Utopia has Ladies Night every Thursday at Midnight with $2 drafts, $3 bombs and $4 Long Islands.
• Rust Belt Brewing Tap House $3 pints of great local craft beer until 7 p.m. $4 Youngstown Car Bombs today.
• Crickets has Buck Wild Thursdays with $1 PBR cans & Mini Beers; $1 off shots and 16-ounce craft beers. $9 Domestic Cricket Spikets.
• Mojo's has Round 2 of the Comedy Contest at 8:30 p.m. Eight amateur comics get 7 minutes to impress. Four advance each week.
• Barry Dyngles has $3 domestic talls, $3 bombs and $3 Fireball shots from 8 p.m. until Midnight
• V2 Wine Bar has one heck of a collection of great craft beer & imports in bottles and a wonderful patio to enjoy them on.
• JayJay's Roadhouse has $1.99 Pints of Miller Lite and Bud Light for Happy Hour until 7 p.m. Stella on tap for $3.25
• The Phoenix Fire Grill and Bar has Fat Tire, Summer Shandy, Chillwave IPA and North Coast's Pranqster Belgian Strong Ale on tap.
• Mizu Sushi & Grill has $3 imports $2 domestics every weekday and $1 off all cocktails 4-7 p.m.
• Quaker Steak & Lube in Boardman has Trivi-Oke at 8 p.m. with $5 tankers.
• Brickhouse Youngstown has select beers for $1.50 all day.

Bars with bands tonight, courtesy of Steve Mahoning's MVLiveMusic.com page:
• Clark Bar has Open Mic with Bill Henceroth, Frank Weston & Kenny Szenborn.
• The Fireplace in New Middletown has Groove Shakers at 8:30 p.m.
• Bar 145 in Kent has Jones For Revival. I post that because I love J4R, and Kent's not that far away. You should like J4R, too.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday's List of What's Happening

It's Tuesday. And I'm off on a mini-vacation to Virginia, Delaware and Maryland to spend time with my mini-me who just turned 16. I'll have updates, but just the stuff I know about that's every week. Here's tonight's list, sponsored all month by Martini Brothers Burger Bar:

• Martini Brothers Burger Bar & Arcade at Knox has Pop Quiz with Dan & Chris at 7:30, plus award winning burgers, great beer & arcade games!
• O'Donold's Downtown has $2.99 Build-A-Burger. 1/2 pound of award-winning burger, designed your way.
• O'Donold's in Austintown has $2.99 Build-A-Burger also, and $2 drinks and Karaoke starting at 10 p.m.
• Suzie's Dogs & Drafts has alcoholic milkshakes, unique cocktails & craft beer, hot dogs & tater tots until midnight. Try the #4!
• Vintage Estates has 1/2 priced drafts and wine pours with any VE or MT shirt. Big Tap In tickets are on sale.
• Magic Tree Pub & Eatery has Trivia at 7 p.m. 1/2 price drafts & wine pours with any MT or VE T-shirt.
• Draught House has $2.50 craft beer pints; $1.75 PBR and Claudia in the kitchen whipping up some great food, too.
• Bill's Place has $2.25 Coronas and the return of Taco Tuesday! $1 tacos from 5 to 10 p.m. and Corona buckets 5 for $10.
• Shotz Bar N Grille has Moody's made from scratch authentic tacos 3 for $3. All import beers are $2.Patio garage doors are open.
• Quaker Steak & Lube in Austintown has All You Can Eat Wings for $11.99. Breaded shrimp, traditional & boneless wings grilled or breaded.
• Warehouse 50 has $1 drafts and $5 pizzas. Ride the rail, if you dare.
• Crickets has $3 Long Islands, $2 Mini Beers, $1 Domestic draft & select buckets 5 for $10 until 7 p.m. 40-cent dine-in wings.
• Mojo's has 1-1/2 pound crab legs for $17.99; this weekend catch Chris Barnes & Johnny Dam at the Funny Farm Comedy Club.
• Quaker Steak & Lube in Boardman has All You Can Eat Wings for $11.99. Breaded shrimp, traditional & boneless wings grilled or breaded.
• Sammy's Great American Bar has 29-cent wings and $1.50 domestics.
• Barry Dyngles has $1.50 beers until 7; $10.99 Prime Sirloin & $3 domestic talls, $3 bombs and $3 Fireball shots at 8 p.m. until Midnight.
• Rust Belt Brewing Tap House has $2 select Rust Belt brews. Try a Youngstown Car Bomb & a brat while you're there.
• JayJay's Roadhouse has Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays! One free kids meal with every adult entree purchased.
• Anthony's in Boardman has 14 beers on tap and four house-infused vodkas Appetizers are half-off from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day.
• Mizu Sushi & Grill has $3 imports $2 domestics every weekday and $1 off all cocktails 4-7 p.m.
• Brickhouse Youngstown has two-for-one pricing on one pizza and a drink or shot.
• Utopia Nightclub has Cakeokee Tuesdays. Karaoke & a different specialty cake each week. $9 buckets, 45-cent wings & no cover.
• Lanai Lounge has $4 flatbreads and $2 Twisted Tea.
• The Smokin Gun Saloon has $10 domestic buckets and any burger & fries $6.75.
• Clark Bar has Open Mic with Bill Henceroth, Frank Weston & Kenny Szenborn
• The Halligan Bar has $75-cent drafts, $2 Guinness bottles, $1.50 PBR bottles, Fireman beer and the bar's specialty shot, the Halligan!
• The Phoenix Fire Grill & Bar has new Spring & Summer martinis plus the return of Peach & Berry Sangrias.
• BackYard Bar & Grill has Taco Tuesday with 75-cent tacos, $2.95 chips & salsa, $5.95 wet chicken burrito & $8 taco flatbread.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Happy Belgian Beer Day & Saturday's List

It's Saturday, and it's Belgian Beer Day so gather up your Dubbels and Tripels and Quads and raise a pint to what some consider the best beer on the market today. There might be some of the Ithica Brewing "Box of Belgians" left at Martini Brothers, unless Ricky & I drank them all. If we did, well, we'd apologize, but we're not sorry!

That being said, we're heading to Winking Lizard tonight in Independence to work on our World Tour of Beer, but here's today's list of what's happening in Youngstown, sponsored all month by Martini Brothers Burger Bar.

• Martini Brothers Burger Bar & Arcade has Hip Hop Anonymous tonight at 10. One drummer, two DJs, and Downtown's best burgers until 11 p.m.
• O'Donold's Downtown has Marys Lane tonight at 8 p.m. and Downtown's best craft beer on tap.
• O'Donold's in Austintown has $2 drinks starting at 10 p.m. and the Elite 8 Games all weekend long.
• Suzie's Dogs & Drafts has alcoholic milkshakes, unique cocktails & craft beer until 2 a.m.; hot dogs & tater tots until 4 a.m.
• Magic Tree Pub & Eatery has Guys Without Ties tonight at 9 and $1 off the Magic Tree drink or Long Island Iced Teas.
• Draught House has downtown's best prices on craft beer, bombs and shots; you run the Jukebox and Claudia's in the kitchen!
• Bill's Place has Hubcap at 10 p.m., select buckets 5 for $10, Happy Hour at 11 p.m. and an all-new menu. Kitchen's open until Midnight.
• Shotz Bar N Grille has fresh cut from the loin 12oz NY strip steak, homemade garlic mashed potato, vegetable and salad for $9.75
• Quaker Steak & Lube in Austintown has College playing tonight at 9 and tomorrow is the last Brunch of the season, until Easter!
• Warehouse 50 has a huge party tonight at 10 p.m. and is giving a percentage of all Blue Fishbowls sold this month to the local chapter of the Autism Society of Ohio.
• Crickets has Wild Bill's Karaoke tonight at 9 p.m.
• Mojo's has Prime Rib tonight and Chris Barnes & Johnny Dam on stage at the Funny Farm Comedy Club tonight. 330-793-6656 for reservations.
• Barry Dyngles has great Lent specials in the kitchen and $3 domestic talls, $3 bombs and $3 Fireball shots from 8 p.m. until Midnight.
• Rust Belt Brewing Tap House is still accepting donations and giving $1 of every sale to the families of the fallen Boston firefighters.
• V2 Wine Bar has a great collection of craft beer in bottles & cans and lots of good Belgian beer for Belgian Beer Day!
• Shaker's Bar N Grill has $5 pitchers of Bud Light & Miller Lite, $9 domestic buckets until 9 p.m. $2 bombs and shots, too.
• Papa's Sports Club has Shakedown tonight at 9:30 p.m. No cover.
• The Halligan Bar has DJ B & DJ Cadillac tonight at 10 p.m. Try their Signature "Halligan" Shot & some Fireman beer, too.
• 9ine Lounge & Nightclub has DJ Jay D dropping beats tonight at 10. Beer & shot specials all night.
• BackYard Bar & Grill has The Dispersers tonight.
• Kennsington Grille has The Mikes tonight at 8:30 p.m. with slow-roasted Certified Angus Prime Rib.
• Liquid Blu has the Final Four on the 160-inch screen, 10-cent wings and beer and shot specials.
• Pink Elephant has buckets on sale until 8 p.m.; Karaoke at 9:30 p.m. Kitchen's open until 1 a.m.
• The Rod will be cooking up your chicken and traditional gyros tomorrow. Give them a call at (330) 782-9385 to call ahead.
• Avalon Downtown has more than pizza (so I've heard, I only get the pizza. And friend Cheese!)

Bars with bands tonight, courtesy of Steve Mahoning's MVLiveMusic.com page:

• Vincent's Vine Bar has Jay Byrd tonight at 8 p.m.
• Chipper's Sports Bar has another Support Your Local Music show at 9 with Dakota Spells Disaster, Fullmoon Canoe, Light of the Loom and Chapless Larry. No cover.
• Ice House Inn has Bigshot at 9:30 p.m.
• Sammy's Great American Bar has No Xcuse at 9:30 p.m.
• McMenamy's in Niles has Edison's Medicine at 6 p.m. followed by White Noise's CD Release party tonight at 7 p.m.
• Dash Inn has Fetish at 9 p.m.
• Clark Bar has Save Yourself at 9 p.m.