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New Drink Specials

'Tis a new year deservin' of new specials.  We think you'll be findin' the list below interestin' with plenty of quenchibility and gusto every day of the week.  With a fine mixture of liquor, wine, and beer to go 'round, you're sure to find the perfect embibement with which to wet your whistle.  Whatever you choose, remember to raise your glass and offer a toast.  

Mondays: $2 Select Shooters, $2 Wells, and $3 Boulevard Draws
Tuesdays: $4.25 Import Draws and $2 Domestic Bottles
Hump-days:  $3 Dos Equis, Corona & Corona Light with $3.50 Margaritas
Thursdays are Ladies Night: Half Price Martinis, $2.75 House Wines by the Glass, $5 Off All Wines by the Bottle, and $2.50 Domestic Draws
Fridays: $4 Bushmills or Jameson, $4 GinJas, $3 Boulevard Draws
Saturdays: $3.50 Bloody Marys, $3.50 Import Bottles, $2 PBR Cans, $3 KC Pils Bottles
Sunday Fundays: $3.50 Bloody Marys, $4 Mimosas, $3.00 Craft Bottles
You might be noticin' that a lot of the old faves are still on the list while some new items are now mixed and mingled in.  Of course, every day brings a Happy Hour, so from 3p - 7p, don't forget the $2 wells, $2.75 house wines, and $2.50 domestic bottles.
The Perfect Pint - By Avery
Now many a bar and many a bartender are well versed in how to pour a proper pint o' Guinness, but to pour the perfect pint, one must add a bit o' flair as Avery demonstrates.
"I start with a clean, dry Guinness pint glass.  It's important to use a Guinness glass not only to put our favorite beer in its own glass, but the design of the glass helps with the pour as well."
"Holding the glass at about a 45 degree angle, I'll fill the glass up to the harp image - which is roughly 75% full.  As I get up to the harp, I'll straighten the glass to where I am pouring with the glass vertical as the level hits that 75% mark."
"The next step is to let it all settle.  We set the glass down on the bar and let the beer settle for at least two minutes.  You'll notice when you do the initial pour that it is very creamy as the foam settles throughout the glass. Giving it a couple of minutes leaves a nice, dark glass of beer with just the right amount of a foamy head on top."
"To finish the pour and add our shamrock, I'll slowly pour more beer into the vertical glass while moving it to trace the shamrock.  Notice that I haven't fully opened the tap like I did earlier when filling the glass to the harp.  With this slow pour, I'll end up tracing over the shamrock shape probably 7 or 8 times until the head of the beer reaches the top of the glass and our shamrock sits proudly on top.  Then, it's time to enjoy!"

Slainte' and God Bless

Paddy O'Quigley's