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ALSO: Please know that SCOTCH EGGS are here! They are available for purchase after the kitchen closes Monday through Friday and ALL DAY Saturday and Sunday!

Baltimore vs. Green Bay, 7:30 pm
Specials start at 6:30 pm

Come enjoy football on the big screen. Specials start an hour before kickoff: Domestic beer bottles ($2.50), 2 hot dogs ($3.00). This week: the hard-hitting Ravens take on our divisional and cross-border rivals, the Green Bay Packers.


Staving Music: from 7:00-8:00 pm, we encourage you to bring a broom handle, wooden spoon and cutting board and learn how to create the rythms of your ancestors. Learn folk songs in Norwegian, Old Norse, and rune charms as we play with the rhythms of life. For more information: http://karitauring.com

The Blind Dart League is in action.

Folk Jam: Release the hounds! Take part in an open jam without amps or mics. It’s a little thing we like to call the Folk Jam: mandolins, guitars, simple percussion, fiddles, etc. Fantastic stuff.

Watkins Pub Quiz!

Bill and his feverish brain will provide 25 questions and a great deal of levity. It really is a wonderful time. Bring your friends, your ringers, even your enemies! Quiz starts at 7:30 pm.


We’ve got the music of the Mosher/Ekstrand Experiment (9:00 pm), as it’s the second Thursday of the month. They’ll play an eclectic mix that ranges from folk to blues. Toss in a dash of rock and a jazz to taste and you’ve got a dynamite evening. Music on Thursday at 9:00 pm. Cheers!

Knit Night, Kilt Night, Live Irish Music, and Trenne’s Birthday

KNIT NIGHT – 4:00 – 7:00 pm: After celebrating their two-year anniversary as a group meeting here, the Knitters return! But these are not the Terrible Twos; they’re the Terrific Twos. And this is one of our favorite groups. Very spirited. Knitters from the Twin Cities gather here monthly to trade stories, further their skills, and, all in all, take down a few pints amongst friends. We love ‘em dearly. For those interested in learning more or perhaps joining them. All are welcomed.

KILT NIGHT with LIVE IRISH MUSIC – 8:30 pm: Kick off your weekend with the jigs and reels of our live Irish music, shield your eyes from the paleness of kilt-exposed knees, and tell a tale or two.

TRENNE’S BIRTHDAY: Shhh!! We’re also celebrating Trenne’s 40th birthday this Friday. Be here!


BRUNCH – 12:00-2:00 pm
ACOUSTIC JAM – 1:00-4:00 pm – Open to all
CEILI DANCING – 3:00-6:00 pm
MUSIC – 8:00 pm: Papa John and the Hot Club of East Lake


BRUNCH – 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Try our lovely Bloody Mary special ($3.50!).
VIKINGS FOOTBALL – 12:00 pm: The Vikings take on the Bengals. Specials begin at 11:00 am.
MUSIC: Sam Fiske before, during and after the quiz.