NOVEMBER/DECEMBER NEWSLETTER
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PUMPKIN CARVING RESULTS
AT THE OLD MONK

You carved 270 pumpkins at the Old Monk this Halloween, over double last year's 113.  With the Monk matching every dollar, we were proud to write a check for $5,500 to the North Texas Food Bank.  Thanks to Jake and all the staff (especially the kitchen crew who had to clean out the pumpkins), to Guinness for helping with the free pints and to Janet at American Food Service for helping with
free pumpkins.

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The Oktoberfest beers and Pumpkin ales that helped us forget the 100 degree Texas Summer and usher in Autumn are behind us and it is now almost time to turn to the more stout and complex beers of Christmas and Winter.  We will use the next couple of weeks to showcase some old favorites as well

as some newly arrived brews before the seasonals hit

the taps. 

The selection of Christmas and Winter seasonals is generous and exciting this year.  We will pack them into the coolers and onto the chalkboards the best we can.  Look out for some of these highlights:

(Belgians) - St. Bernardus Christmas, Delirium Noel, Affligem NoelN'Ice Chouffe , Samiclaus...

(American craft) - Sierra Nevada Celebration, Anchor Christmas, Breckenridge Christmas, Deschutes Jubel Ale, Boulevard Nutcracker Ale, New Belgium 2 Below, Rahr's Winter Warmer...


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CHRISTMAS BEER/IRISH WHISKEY TASTINGS AT THE IDLE


Winter tastings are back.  We have done a series of tastings in the past that proved very popular.  The tastings are casual and self-paced.  You are provided with an individual cheese plate to complement the beers, informational materials, tasting notes, a comment voting card, and give-aways from the represented breweries and distributors and well known members of the local beer community are available to answer questions.  There is no formal presentation.  The goal is to encourage friends to discuss and taste the beers and to trust their
own palates.

Monday, December 13th
CHRISTMAS BEERS

Monday, January 17th
IRISH WHISKEYS

These tastings do sell out, call for reservations at 214.965.9926 or email at [email protected]

HOT DRINKS

Hot drink menus are out with cold weather favorites including Irish coffee, mulled wine, hot toddies and Knox Chox.  Menus vary slightly at each location.
LARGE PARTIES/GET TOGETHERS/HOLIDAY PARTIES

The pub is a perfect place for casual get-togethers and after work parties. People can come and go as they please and move around to mingle. We do not have minimums or rental charges and our food works out a lot less expensive than "per piece" food pricing at hotels and restaurants.
 
The Idle Rich Pub
The Idle can accommodate larger groups, up to 75 or so, depending on the day and time. There are several areas to choose from including areas with bar height tables, which are perfect for groups that want to mingle. You can order from the menu or simply email us ([email protected]), and we will send you our party food proposal that will give an idea of what can be done. Finger food for happy hour/after work groups can be as low as $5 per person.
 
The Old Monk
The Monk is great for groups up to 20 or so. It is very hard to reserve tables or an area at The Monk unless it is early in the week or early in the evening. You can order from the menu or pre-order larger cheeseboards, sandwich trays, or starters.
 
Blackfriar Pub
Blackfriar can accommodate groups of up to 25 inside depending on the day and time and parties of up to 40 on the patio (there are 8 overhead patio heaters on the main patio which make it very comfortable except on very bad days, and the fire pit is back for the winter). It is a perfect spot for after work on these mild Texas evenings.
 
Renfields Corner
Renfields can accommodate larger groups of up to 75 inside or parties of up to 60 on the rooftop deck.  The deck now has overhead heaters and is a great casual spot for parties on milder weather days.

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Just call the bar directly and the managers will do their best to accommodate your group whenever possible.
LIVE MUSIC AT RENFIELDS

Wednesday, November 17th
DOVETAIL

Wednesday, November 24th
(Thanksgiving Eve)
THE BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR
(from Austin)

Wednesday, December 1st
J. CHARLES AND THE TRAINROBBERS

Wednesday, December 15th
HELLO LOVER

JOIN US THANKSGIVING EVE!
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IN THIS ISSUE
Pumpkin Carving Results
Beer News
Beer Tastings
Holiday Parties & Get Togethers
Live Music at Renfields
Maredsous Chalice Giveaway
Gift Cards
Website links
Holiday Hours
The Old Monk

Regular Hours
M-Th 4pm-2am
Fri 3 pm-2am
Sat/Sun 11am-2am
Kitchen open
Sun-Th until 1am
Fri/Sat until 11pm
Sunday Brunch 11am-4pm

 
Holiday Exceptions
Thanksgiving Day:
Open at 8pm-2am
(Kitchen open til midnight)

Christmas Eve Dec 24:  Closed


Christmas Day Dec 25: 
Open at 8pm-2am

(Kitchen open until midnight)

New Year's Day Jan 1st:  Open at 11am-2am


Holiday Hours
The Idle Rich Pub

Regular Hours
M-Th 3pm-2am
Fri 11:30am-2am
Sat/Sun 11am-2am
Kitchen open
Sun-Th until 1am
Fri/Sat until 11pm
Sat/Sun Brunch 11am-4pm

 
Holiday Exceptions
Thanksgiving Day:
Open at 8pm-2am
(Kitchen open until midnight)

Wednesday, December 22 and
Thursday, December 23:
Open at 11:30 am for lunch
Christmas Eve Dec 24:  Closed


Christmas Day Dec 25: 
Open at 8pm-2am

(Kitchen open til midnight)

New Year's Day Jan 1st:  Open at 11am-2am


Holiday Hours
Blackfriar Pub

Regular Hours
M-Fri 3pm-2am
Sat/Sun 12pm-2am
Kitchen open
Sun-Th until 1am
Fri/Sat until 11pm
Sunday Brunch 12pm-4pm

 
Holiday Exceptions
Thanksgiving Day:
Open 8pm-2am
(kitchen open til midnight)

Christmas Eve Dec 24:  Closed


Christmas Day Dec 25: 
Open at 8pm-2am

(Kitchen open til midnight)

New Year's Day Jan 1st:  Open at noon-2am



Holiday Hours
Renfields Corner
Regular Hours
M-Fri 4pm-2am
Sat/Sun 12pm-2am

 
Holiday Exceptions
Thanksgiving Day:
Open 8pm-2am

Christmas Eve Dec 24:  Closed


Christmas Day Dec 25: 
Open at 8pm-2am


New Year's Day Jan 1st:  Open at 3pm-2am


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MAREDSOUS CHALICE GIVEAWAY

We have 150 beautiful ceramic Maredsous chalices to give away.

Thursday, Novemer 18th
Idle Rich Pub
7pm-all gone

Wednesday, December 15th
Old Monk
7pm-all gone

A chalice full of Maredsous 6 or 8 is $8 and the chalice is yours to keep.  First come, first served, while they last.

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Gift Cards

Holiday gift shopping until
2am nightly. Gift cards

available at the bar or ask
your server.
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Have a safe and fun holidays,
 
From all at the Pubs


The Old Monk :: The Idle Rich Pub :: Blackfriar Pub  ::  Renfields Corner