You look GREAT for 190: Neir's Tavern.

THE WEEKEND IS HERE! (ALMOST)… And even if you think you know New York, the truth is, you never quite know…you know?

Hidden gems. History. No city offers up secrets and surprises ‘across the bar’ like NYC.

To that end, we present: NEIR’s:

Join us as we plumb the depths of this neighborhood institution that has stood the test of time like only a handful of bars have: Over 190 years worth.

We have a challenge for you: Who’s headed out this weekend? Prove to us that you stopped by Neir’s this weekend (pics or it didn’t happen, tagging us (@happyhourguys) and Neir’s (@NeirsTavern) and we’ll send you some swag!

And COME ON BY FOR THEIR 190th BIRTHDAY, coming up on October 5th, 2019! We’ll be there, and we hope to see as many of you as possible. Cheers!

First in Ohio: Great Lakes Brewing.

A long awaited dream comes to fruition as The Guys make a stop in Cleveland, OH, to take in the sights, sounds and tastes of the Great Lakes Brewing Company. Not only were they the first brewpub in Ohio, but since 1988 (!!) they have led the industry in many other ways, and continue to do so to this very day. This is an amazing company with a loving past and a very, very bright future - we were overjoyed to visit. No one can claim to have knowledge of US Craft Beer history without a stop at Great Lakes. Press play, and check them out!

And a big Happy Hour Guys thank you to our MDQ Cleveland team on this day - thanks Sky Seals, Eric Anthony, Kristen Beth Williams, James Barry, and Gabe Aronson for pitching in!

Broadway Brews Project, Phantom of the Opera: Meet the Team!

Broadway Brew #4 Commences!

The Broadway Brews Project rolls on, as our FOURTH brew in the Broadway Six Pack is about to premiere in NYC! And now YOU CAN FOLLOW ALONG and see how we got it there.

In this episode, Mark and Jimmy introduce members of the Phantom of the Opera cast to the Hardywood Brewing (from Richmond, VA), and, using some unbelievably good beer as mental grease, we answer some very important questions: What will this beer be like? What will we name it? Which charity will it raise money for?

Phantom Cast: Ali Ewoldt (Christine Daee), Rodney Ingram (Raoul), Paul A. Schaefer (Marksman), Katharine Heaton (Page), Giselle O. Alvarez (Ballet Chorus), Maree Johnson (Madame Giry), Carlton Moe (Ubaldo Piangi), and Jacob Keith Watson (Swing): 

Hardywood: Matt Shofner (Marketing), Brian Nelson (Head Brewer).

And the WONDERFUL charities under consideration: Vocal Ease, TDF Autism Theatre Initiative, Musicians On Call, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Let's get started with our Phantom journey. This one's gonna be a great one, folks!

Special thanks to all out there who participated in the online naming contest, Mahaley and Marc at Bond Theatrical (you guys are wonderful), the good folk at Rattle N Hum West for hosting us, and to our capture team, Brad, Johnny, Squigs and Jennifer!