Happy Hour at The Village Pourhouse

Thanks to Facebook, we had a great turnout last night at our Alzheimer’s Winter Wii Happy Hour that took place at The Village Pourhouse. Since I work a few blocks away from The Pour House, I’m no stranger to their Thursday happy hours or their infamous Pour Chips. I can’t say that I’m a regular, though my coworkers are another story. Despite their satisfying selection of

happy hour specials:

5pm – 7pm
$2 Bud and Bud Light Drafts
2 For 1 Sauza Margaritas
2 For 1 Absolut Cocktails
2 For 1 Level Cocktails

The Village Pourhouse also has a vast selection of beers on tap as well as bottled that appear reasonably priced. They are known to serve up over 22 draft beers and 58 bottled beers on any given night. My favorite of the bunch are their nutty Blue Point and Tripel Karmeliet. Tripel gets its character from the three grains its made of- wheat, oats, and barley, which gives the beer a nice hint of Caramel that is hard to refuse.

And their menu isn’t half bad either. The Pourhouse has a satisfyingly greasy array of appetizers and entrees fit for ravenous drunkards. An order of Pour Chips or Sliders will get you back on your feet in no time. The Pour Chips consist of a whole Idaho potato sliced, then baked and covered in sour cream, cheddar cheese, and chopped bacon. I don’t think bar food gets better than that. Though my friend Greg decided to go with a slightly heathier choice with the Pour House Cheeseburger. The burger didn’t appear to be anything special, but the fries were certainly up to snuff.

I was able to sneak some fries in while on bolwing breaks from the Alzheimer’s Wii tournament that was taking place. Although I was there to support Alzheimer’s Disease, I happen to enjoy the occassional Wii bowling competition and the winner of our group was eligible to win a brand new blue Snuggie. And ironically enough my coworker Dave Matthews, was able to warm up with his new Snuggie after bowling a phenomenal 193. Congrats Dave!

So, if you’re in the East Village and looking for a good place to grab a beer and an itch to play Wii, head over to The Pourhouse. You won’t be disappointed.

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THE VILLAGE POURHOUSE

64 Third Avenue (at 11th Street)

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Memory Walk 2008

Despite the fact that the following post on Memory Walk is completely unrelated to food, I feel obligated to share it with all of you, as I am chairing the event. This Sunday I will be celebrating and participating in the New York City Chapter’s 20th ANNUAL MEMORY WALK.

This is my second year charing this event and is also something that is very dear to my heart. As some of you might know, my grandmother has Alzheimer’s disease. Since I feel very strongly about contributing to the cause of curing Alzheimer’s disease I began volunteering for the NYC Alzheimer’s Junior Committee about 3 years ago. This committee is made up of young professionals ranging from 21-40 that also are interested in volunteering their time to help this cause. The greatest part about the committee is that you can be as involved or not involved as you choose and offers more than just volunteering in Alzheimer’s care centers. As a member of Junior Committee I help plan fundraisers such as our annual gala and help spread awareness of the disease by participating in lectures and events like MEMORY WALK.

If you’d like to attend this Sunday’s walk in Riverside Park or make a donation please sign up here!

Thanks in advance to all of you who took the time to read this and I look forward to seeing the rest of you bright and early on Sunday!

-Jessica Hartley