3/21 – 3/24 March Madness Buffet & 22oz Refillable Mugs!
The buffet will be open from 11am – 5pm Thursday thru Sunday! $20 gets you the Buffet all day, the Mug to keep, and your first beer! Refill the mug throughout the tourney for $4 domestic and $6 craft/import! That’s 6 more ounces than normal every beer!
PIG ROAST! 3/22
On Friday, 3/22 we will have a pig roast! Time to kick off the patio season! Pig roast will be included if you buy the buffet. Roast plates will be available for $11.95 as well!
“HALLOWEENIE” GOES TO THE DOGS
AT MAHONEY’S PUB & GRILLE
Charitable Costume Contest for Dogs on Saturday, October 20, 2012
(CHICAGO, IL) – Chicago Canine Concierge http://www.chicagocanineconcierge.com/ and Mahoney’s Pub & Grille, home to a large, dog-friendly patio, will host “Halloweenie” on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 2pm to 5pm. Halloweenie is a dog costume contest and party for dogs and their people. A $10 donation at the door will benefit Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue http://chicagolandbullybreedrescue.org and A Dog’s Day Rescue http://adogsday.org/.
The first twenty-five guest will receive gift bags of all sorts of doggone goodies. Costumed dogs will be judged in multiple categories including small, medium, large, owner and dog combo, most creative, and Best of Show! All winners will receive a gift basket of dog and human prized possessions.
There will be ample water bowls and dog treats plus $3 22-ounce Bud Light drafts and $5 Brugal rum cocktails for human consumption. Local vendors such as Paw Naturals http://www.pawnaturalschicago.com, Big Bark http://www.bigbarkonline.com, 2Bullies Collars http://www.2bulliescollars.com, George Berlin Illustrations http://www.eye-of-the-hurricane.com, Puppy Party Place http://www.puppypartyplace.com and more will be at Halloweenie to provide goodies, too.
Mahoney’s Pub & Grille is located at 551 North Ogden Avenue. Call 312.733.2121 for more information
SMASHING PUMPKINS FOR THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
Ten Pairs of The Smashing Pumpkins Tickets to be Given Away
(CHICAGO, IL) – The Smashing Pumpkins will play the Allstate Arena on Friday, October 19, 2012, and 93XRT and Mahoney’s Pub & Grille have ten pairs of tickets to giveaway to this show. Tis the season to smash a pumpkin for The Smashing Pumpkins! On Saturday, October 13 at 8pm, patrons will have a chance to win one of ten pairs of tickets by literally smashing a pumpkin.
No purchase is necessary to enter the raffle to be selected to smash a pumpkin. There is no cover charge to attend Smashing Pumpkins for The Smashing Pumpkins, however, attendees must be 21 and over. $4 20-ounce drafts of Coors Light will be featured and there will be more pumpkin guts than watermelon at a Gallagher show!
Mahoney’s Pub & Grille is located at 551 North Ogden Avenue in Chicago. Call (312) 733-2121 for more information
(CHICAGO, IL) – Mahoney’s Pub & Grille wants everyone to get lei’d at their first ever Pig Roast Luau, on Saturday, August 11, 2012. The luau, complete with a flower lei for everyone, will take place on Mahoney’s spacious outdoor patio and into their covered cantina bar, starting at 11am, when the pig hits the fire.
The pig roast will not be ready until about 7pm, but in the meanwhile, there will be burgers, brats, hot dogs and more on the grill, whetting appetites and ready to serve. It will be an all-you-can-eat affair for a mere $11.95 per person. When the pig is served, the tiki torches will be lit, and there will be complimentary grass skirts and leis for everyone along with $5 Brugal Rum cocktails. Aloha!
Mahoney’s Pub & Grille is located at 551 North Ogden Avenue. Call 312-733-2121 for more information.
Go for the Gold at Mahoney’s Second Quadrennial Summer Bar Olympics
“Watching of the Opening Ceremony” Kick Off
(CHICAGO, IL) – Ever four years, the Summer Olympic Games occur, and every four years, (since the last Summer Olympics), Mahoney’s Pub & Grille has hosted their own version of the Summer Olympics: Summer Bar Olympics. This year will be known as the Second Quadrennial Summer Bar Olympics.
It all beings will the “Watching of the Opening Ceremony”, truly a spectator sport, on Friday, July 27 at 3pm. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed as the country they represent, and Mahoney’s will offer $6 Olympic Torch Half Yards of Draft Beer.
Patrons may also sign up to compete in the Second Quadrennial Summer Bar Olympic Games, which will take place the next day, Saturday, July 28 from 2pm to 6pm. Events will run the pub-sport gamut, including Pong, Flippy Cup, Bags and more. Scoring will NOT be based on alcohol consumption, but rather a point system to be implemented by Mahoney’s Summer Bar Olympic judges.
Three medals will be awarded: Gold, Silver and Bronze for first, second and third. The team who brings home the Gold, will also win a party at Mahoney’s for their Summer Bar Olympic participants. There is no cost to compete in the Summer Bar Olympics, and Mahoney’s will once again offer $6 Olympic Torch Half Yards of Draft Beer during the Second Quadrennial Summer Bar Olympics. If you can’t make it to London, you can make it to Mahoney’s Second Quadrennial Summer Bar Olympics!
Mahoney’s Pub & Grille is located at 551 North Ogden Avenue.
This reveler found his first revelation in the newest release from micro-brew vanguard Samuel Adams. Digging deep into the ancient recipes of the Saxons, Samuel Adams sampled its Gose variety, the Verloren. This truly unique brew predates the Reinheitsgebot (Bavarian Beer Purity Law), which means it packs more punch (and ingredients) than the water, malt and hops allowed by law. Most notably, the coriander and salt combine to add an earthy, mineral creaminess the strict purity decree would never have allowed… and too bad because as much as the German’s like their wurst (sausage), I found no better beer to wash down the stuff.
On that heady note, what’s a room full of lip smacking beers without something salty and delicious to soak up suds and further whet the appetite for more? Featuring eleven different types of sausages spanning both sides of the Atlantic, this really was a celebration of the Best of the Wurst. My knockdown, standalone favorite was the Southwest Green Chili chicken sausage from Bilinksi’s out of New York. Being a Chicago-style guy through and through, I find it a little hard to admit a New Yawker can make a better sausage than our hometown favorites… but it was a Southwestern style blend, so who’s to say which region really wins? Among more traditional tubed meats, Chicago was definitely the WINdy City, with Rich’s Deli out the Ukrainian Village and Gene’s out of Lincoln Square holding the rest of the top five positions.
And now, much like my Lager Jam afternoon, I’m done with the sausage and getting back to the beer (a cycle I repeated over and over again as the day wore on). The most drinkable beer, and one I found myself “re-tasting” more than a few times, was the Point 6 Hop IPA, a good strong beer with a nicely balanced bitterness that isn’t too pedestrian for a hophead beer nut, or too inaccessible for the casual domestic drinker. Being one of the few brews served from a keg, as most of the field poured from bottles or lined cans, was in itself a pleasant discovery. For the backyard BBQ ‘er looking for something new to break out for family and friends, you can’t ask for more than a pony keg of this Point product… well until its empty anyway.
From the good people at Big Sky Brewing out of Montana came the third best IPA of the day with the Big Sky IPA, and the best brown ale with their heavy hitter, Moose Drool. As appetizing as the name suggests, well way MORE appetizing, this alternately sweet but well-hopped brown ale is absolutely delicious, and could pair well with meals from the grill to the garden; no wonder it’s the best-selling Montana beer on the market.
My final review shall be on the brew I most want in my home, well the brewers anyway… and only if I have the next day off. My favorite collection was by the happy hippies at Three Heads Brewing. With offerings at once fun and flaky enough for the far out, while still being very serious about the art of craft brewing, 3HB is what makes events like the Lagerjam a “not miss” on my calendar. At the last beer show I attended I had the pleasure of meeting and sampling from one of these stony-minded wunkerkind, so when I saw Lagerjam had the label I immediately began sniffing around for the head-in-charge. After determining there was no contact buzz to be had, I went for the next best thing, The Kind IPA, numero’ deuce in the IPA game and the hoppiest by far. 3HB is all about the unique and the real gems are their takes on some classic styles, as seen through the red eyes of some munchie-driven master brewers. The Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber Ale, Skunk Black IPA, and the Java Sutra Coffee Porter are all unique and delicious… although I’d think they were all brewed in the Great Woods of the Northwest instead of their Rochester, NY provenance. I guess I thought the Finger Lakes were known for their grapes, but I guess the trees are pretty damn good too.
All in all, the inaugural Lagerjam was full of great tastes, great people, and great tunes provided by Cadillac Dave’s Chicago Red Hots. If you love good beer, the best of the Wurst, and fuzzy summer Saturday afternoons, put next year’s Lager Jam on your calendar now.
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Come to just to sing for fun, come to compete, or come to hang out and vote for the winners!
Weekly prizes include $25 – $50 Gift Cards & Concert tix of your choice!
Every week the 4 most entertaining performers from 8-11pm will be chosen by the host to compete for the weekly prize. (Prize schedule below) Friends will be able to text in their votes during the voting period from 11-12. The winner will be given the weekly prize, along with the opportunity to come back and compete for a trip to Vegas!
In order to compete, you must check the box on the sign in form and put a valid email address down so we can contact you about the Vegas trip Finals!
Gift Card Weeks – 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29,
Concert Tickets (2 – Up to $200 value) – 2/16, 4/5
Vegas Trip Finals – 4/12
Mahoney’s is proud to present: Live Music from, Filligar!
Hailed as “one of the best young bands in America,” Filligar is the Chicago rock n’ roll quartet comprised of the three Mathias brothers—Johnny, Pete, and Teddy—and their lifelong friend Casey Gibson. Drawing comparisons to a “young Rolling Stones” and called “the next Kings of Leon,” the band gives classic rock their own unique and distinctly modern edge. The powerhouse music blog Consequence of Sound declared that, “Filligar is a breath of fresh air, in a genre that is growing stale.” Within the past year, Filligar has headlined sold out shows at some of the most acclaimed venues in the country: NYC’s Bowery Ballroom, Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, and LA’s Troubadour, among others. They have supported acts such as The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, and Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights. This summer, the guys debuted in the United Kingdom to a wildly enthusiastic reception—with a live review by Clixie that likewise dubbed Filligar as “one the USA’s most exciting young bands.”
Doors at 8pm, Thursday, December 22nd. NO COVER!
Come watch the Big 10 Championship at Mahoney’s and listen to the live ESPN Pregame show from Fred Huebner and Dave Juday!
Special thanks to Jim Beam and ESPN!
The Fourth Annual Road To Fame!
November 16th – December 7th
8pm NO COVER!
Stay tuned here for updates VERY SOON!
If you are a singer please contact Mattk(at)RushandDivison(dot)com and make the subject line “I Wanna Sing!”