Most local bars will be showing the “Civil War” game on Thursday, December 3rd. Where can one go to avoid the pointy ball? What activities are available to the social drinker who doesn’t particularly like gridiron football or the Ducks and Beavers?
The First Thursday Gallery Walk takes place December 3rd too (as does First Thirstday). And there are plenty of bars with no, or few, TVs (the Horse Brass Pub comes to mind). Thursday would also be a good time to catch a movie, or check out the Zoo Lights. You might consider getting some holiday shopping in; Powell’s will probably be less crowded than normal too.
Here are the Dave Knows recommended Civil War alternative events:
What are the two worst things about beer festivals? That’s right, long lines and fratboys.
Visit the Holiday Ale Festival on Thursday, December 3rd at Pioneer Courthouse Square, when there will be far fewer of both!
Stay warm and dry and claustrophobic under the big tent. Take the Max home after you enjoy too many beers with too high an alcohol content and too much cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
The festival runs from Wednesday, December 2nd through Sunday, the 6th. Find out more, and check out the Dave Knows Tasting List: Holiday Ale Festival 2009.
Usually this gathering takes place at the Cheerful Bullpen, but . . .
Note: We are changing the venue for this to be at the Bitter End Pub as a certain game is on and we think it might be a bit congested at the usual meet up place (don’t worry, the Bitter End will be showing this game too!)
So head down to The Bitter End Pub (1981 W Burnside) at 7:01pm Thursday. You may catch glimpses of a certain game, but at least you’ll be in good company.
You can’t go wrong with only the finest in soul and funk, especially if, as usual, DJs Standing 8 and Clarence Duffy are spinning.
Our bimonthly DJ night for your weekend jump off. Featuring happy hour drink specials, delicious $3 appetizers, and only the finest in funky music, this party just gets better every time.
Brought to you by Hall of Records and the Jade Lounge (2342 SE Ankeny), the show takes place from 7:30pm – 10:00pm Thursday, December 3rd.