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Summer Specials

Ziggy Zoomba’s

Ziggy Zoomba’s has a different drink special every night, but do not put it past bar owner Bob Everhart to mix up the specials from night to night.

The bar’s text club allows anyone to sign up for text messages, by texting Ziggy to 3600, for exclusive offers and updates about the bar, Everhart said.

“If things are slow a certain night, we will shoot out a text and let people know of any specials going on,” Everhart said. “The response is usually pretty good and we can get a good crowd in the bar.”

Deals featured throughout the week include $1 everything on the shelves Tuesday (limited selection of beer and liquor), $2 everything on the shelves Thursday (limitless selection, including top shelf liquors, import drafts and import bottles) and $2 Coronas, Dos Equis and Bud Light Lime Sunday, Everhart said.


Brathaus has undergone some renovations since summer started, said owner Joe Gregory.

The bar features a new sign in the front of the bar and 12 newly installed taps featuring craft beers — raising the total number of taps to 18.

Known for its popular “Legal Joint” mixed drink, the bar attracts a lot of people for this drink in particular, Gregory said. The “Legal Joint” is $3 for a regular and $5 for a jumbo, and can be made with cranberry or orange juice.

Brathaus customer and University senior, Tyler Kolach, said he sometimes likes to start his night at Brathaus for the bar’s good atmosphere and special mixed drink.

“I like the ‘Legal Joint’ because it is not too sweet and it starts my night off right,” Kolach said. “It’s the best tasting mixed drink in town.”

“Legal Joints” aside, Gregory said the bar also has a special Wednesday for Bloody Marys.

“We get all of the fixings for a Bloody Mary like celery, pickles and shrimp, and let the customers put together the drink that they want for $4.50 a drink,” Gregory said. “The Murph’s Bloody Mary Mix that we use is really good.”

Beckett’s Bar & Grill

Beckett’s daily drink specials are complemented by food specials, something Beckett’s bartender Donnie Kaepplinger said makes the bar’s specials so good.

“We have the usual drink specials, but the food specials are the best in town,” Kaepplinger said.

Food and drink specials throughout the week include half-off sandwiches Monday, 50 cent tacos and $1 margaritas Wednesday and 25 cent wings and $2 well drinks Thursday, Kaepplinger said.

Happy hour starts every day at Beckett’s from 3 to 7 p.m. with half-off appetizers and $1 off drafts, Kaepplinger said.

Quarters Bar and Grill

Almost a full week’s worth of drink specials, a summer-specific drink menu and trivia night on Thursday night keeps Quarters busy during the summer, said bartender Chloe Deskins.

While the bar features a happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday with $1.75 domestics and $3 top shelf drinks, each day has its own specials. Monday features $2 Dos Equis, $2.50 Sex on the Beach mixed drinks and $2.50 Margaritas. “Two Dollar Tuesday” features $2 bottled beer, well drinks, bomb shots and $2 off food and Fridays feature $2.50 Great Lakes pints, $3 Blast in a Glass and $5 Yuengling pitchers, Deskins said.

The appeal of Quarters for some students, like University senior Freddy Bittner, is the many events hosted throughout the week, including trivia night Thursday and power hour Thursday and Friday from 8 to 9 p.m.

“Power hour is great,” Bittner said. “Its always a good time to go when you don’t have a lot of money. The bartenders are great and will never cheap you out on anything you buy.”

Along with power hour, trivia hour gives people the chance to win some money to pay off future bar tabs. The trivia games are at 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The first place team wins $15 and the second place team wins $10, Deskins said.

Reverend’s Bar & Grill

At Reverend’s, each night has a new drink and food special to offer customers.

Among the specials, Tuesdays feature $2.75 pints of Margaritas and $8 pitchers and Sundays feature 10 jumbo wings for $5.95, $3 Bloody Marys and $2 Mimosas, said bartender Michelle Monnette.

The happy hour is aptly named “Hoppy Hour” as an ode to the beer specials served from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. “Hoppy Hour” features $1 off all drafts and “bartinis” and 25 percent off all appetizers, with the purchase of alcohol only, Monnette said.

Thursday’s “College Night” is a big night for Reverend’s and attracts a big crowd, said University senior Nick Stimbu.

“It has to be their busiest night and one of the best deals in town,” Stimbu said.

“College Night” features dollar drinks with a $5 cover charge and starts at 10 p.m., Monnette said.

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