Well, after four years of dramatic qualifiers, spurious handballs, surprising exits, furious strikes, and two fantastic 1-goal games to conclude it all, the World Cup has come to a close. Thanks to all of you for such fantastic support during our month of live World Cup broadcasts here in the pub. We appreciate you and the great spirit you brought, all in celebration of The Beautiful Game.
Congratulations to Spain on winning its first World Cup title. We look forward to your defense in Brazil, 2014. And for those of you who were saddened by the Netherlands’ defeat (yet again) in the title game, may we suggest a pint of Guinness to cure what nags at you?
July 17 & 18
Next weekend, July 17 and 18, we’ll begin regular breakfast service here at Merlins Rest. We’ll open at 9:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays.
This coming weekend, on Sunday morning, in celebration of the new breakfast service we’ll have some foot-stomping fun for you courtesy of the Fat Chance Jug Band. They have an infectious sound. Come in for breakfast, some coffee and maybe even a “Spooky” bloody mary. At 1:00 pm, the Fat Chance Jug Band will start the entertainment.
The Irish Hour with Jim Brooks
* NEW! Irish Hour with Jim Brooks (stories, history, and such), 5:30 pm. You know him from the Irish Gazette and pretty much everything and anything Irish in the Twin Cities. Brooks is a fantastic supporter of our community, and he’s always got a story to share. So join him (and us) and share your tales too.
Also on tap:
** Scandinavian staving music (7:00-8:00 pm)
*** Open Folk, Blues and Beyond Jam. Weekly. 8:00 pm. All musicians welcomed.