Tip #1: Find Out What’s On Tap
No sense going to a pub if it doesn’t offer you the beer you love. Call ahead and ask what’s on tap, especially if it’s a microbrewery, which brews its own beer on site. These microbreweries can get pretty creative with their offerings, which should include a variety of homemade beers and ales. Find out what homemade beers are on tap, or get a listing of the bottled varieties.
Tip #2: Find Out if the Pub Holds Tournaments or Private Events
If you’re looking to hold a private party at your local pub, most can accommodate your guests in a room set off from the main bar. Call ahead to reserve well in advance. Many pubs and breweries also hold regular events like dart competitions and pool hall contests. These tournaments bring lots of local billiards clubs and dart clubs together to compete for the possibility of winning a cash prize. Contact management to inquire about holding your tournament there or participate in one.
Tip #3: Research the Entertainment Options and Other Perks
Most pubs offer a happy hour, which is perfect for those just getting off work who like to grab a drink or two and unwind after a long day. Happy hour is usually around 5 o’clock in the evening, but call to inquire about exact times. Look up entertainment options on the website to find out about special events such as live bands, DJs, karaoke and more.