Tonight: Monday Open Mic
Time: 8:00 pm

We start off the week with the Open Mic, hosted by Harrison Matthews. The ever-changing participants of this event deliver an eclectic mix of songs, stories, poems and so forth.

On Tuesday, we’ve got the Folk Jam at 7:30 pm.

On Wednesday, we’ve got the Wednesday Pub Quiz with yer man Bill Watkins.

And on Thursday….


Fiona, aka the Whisky Wench, returns for this month’s single-malt tasting on Thursday, August 6, at 7:30 pm. Cost to participate: $25/person.

Fiona has sent along a tasting card preview. In thinking of the unusual heat that plagued us much of June, she’s come up with the following, all of which have names we quite like:

#1: Benromach (Speyside)
#2: Strathisla 12yr (Speyside)
#3: Deanston 12yr (Highland)
#4: Glentauchers 14yr (Speyside)

Full tasting notes are available at:
Come to Merlins Rest ( for this 7:30 pm event.
August 7 – 9

While the Irish Fair is not held here in the pub, it’s a very important part of our community. We encourage you to take in some time at the Fair over on Harriet Island in St. Paul, August 7 to 9. Visit the booths, learn about local authors, see some extraordinary Irish dancing, find classes in the area to take and groups you might join, etc.

Afterwards, we encourage you to join us in the pub and celebrate the Fair’s return, tell us about your day out there, and all in all just enjoy life. Slainte!