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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