Time For A Pub Walk?

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pub_crawl_sponsors_tshirtTake a walk in the downtown district Tuesday night. The weather is forecasted to be beautiful with temps in the high 50’s to low 60’s at 6 p.m. moving down to a little cooler temp around 9 p.m. If the sky is as crisp and clear as it was on Monday afternoon, we are all in for a treat.

It is St. Patrick’s Day and an opportunity to shrug off the winter blues and mix and mingle with friends. Yes, it is a Tuesday night. Yes, you have to go to work the next day. But, it is a springtime evening and something is happening downtown! It is called a Pub “Crawl,” but let’s just take the “walk.” Here are the approximate number of steps (translation: exercise) involved:

1. 162 normal walking steps from Olivia’s Opera House across Lindell St. to Cadillacs.

2. Then it is 241 steps across Lindell and down the walk to The Stable.

3. And then, about 80 steps back to Olivia’s to start again.

Linger at one place. Take a group and meet for dinner. Play pool with friends at Cadillacs. Watch the dart game and buy a great photo at The Stable. Just enjoy the fact that there are events going on in the downtown district.

first_ever_pub_crawl_opera_house_barA few highlights:

Olivia’s Opera House is hosting a beer tasting featuring craft beers and will also have a green beer special.

Olivia said the dining room menu for the night includes:

Grilled Irish Lamb Chops, marinated in a whiskey rack sauce.

Shepherds Pie, green peas, carrots, onions and ground beef covered in a rich demi-glace and then topped with mashed potatoes–the whole entree is then roasted in the oven.

Dessert: Berry Crumble with Whiskey Butter Sauce.

Cadillacs will host their Happy Hour with drinks and beer specials, including green beer. Owner Rick Wilson says the grill will be offering their famous cheeseburgers as well as appetizers. Caddy’s will be giving away lots of trinkets and beads and will, as always, feature pool for the groups who decide to stay and play.

martin_entertainment_district_1st_ever_pub_crawlFind free jukebox music, free pool, snacks and green beer specials at The Stable. According to Sherrie Leggins, visitors can watch or even join in the regular Tuesday night dart game with sign-up at 6:30 p.m. A tradition for years, this game can last up to two hours, depending upon the amount of players. If you play, be warned, some of these players are exceptionally skilled, said Sherri.

Make sure and take a look at the photography display and sale at The Stable featuring works by Weakley County Press members. This great group of writers, artists and photographers is donating part of the proceeds of the sale of their work to the Arts Co-Op.

And, although not part of the Pub Crawl, the Arts Co-Op has an event underway from 7 to 9 p.m. featuring special guests sharing a treasure trove of Irish folktales and stories.

The first ever Pub Crawl in downtown Martin will be from 5:30 until 10:00 p.m. There will be tokens at each of the three venues. Collect them and trade them in at Olivia’s for a prize. There’s a rumor a leprechaun will be filtering through crowd, so wish him well as you walk. Remember, the old tale about a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? What is the reward at the end of this evening? Why, it will have been a chance to share laughter and friendship on a sweet, springtime evening and support a downtown event.

st_paddys_day_t_shirt_modelWant a t-shirt? There is a limited amount and all three venues have them for sale.

Here are a few links about the holiday that may be interesting:

Rules of the Road:

  • If you drink, have a designated driver and drink responsibly.
  • Be careful crossing the street.

Special thanks to Memphis native, Drake Gingery, UTM student and Pi Kappa Alpha member , who modeled the t-shirt at McTees. The opinions expressed in this blog are solely my own. The information in this weblog is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.

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