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Dennis Hodo To Perform During Dive Bar’s Happy Hour

The Dive Bar in Columbia is hosting another happy hour with live music next week. Enjoy original tunes and classic hits performed by Dennis Hodo from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 11. Pick from a fine collection of whiskey along with specialty cocktails while listening to the performance. Music will continue throughout the night with Sarah and […]

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Logboat Brewing Co. Closes Park for Season

Logboat Brewing Co. officially announced it is closing its park for the rest of the season. This comes as construction on the new outdoor seating area continues, which soon will have more shade, fans, bathrooms accessible from outside, an outdoor bar and more lighting and plant life. While the park is closed, the taproom will […]

October Dinner And Wine Series To Create The Perfect Pair

People will soon have another chance to experience the Dinner and Wine Series at Glenn’s Cafe. From 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, anyone is welcome to head to Glenn’s for a dining experience like no other. There will be a four-course dinner made by Glenn’s executive chef. Then, its sommelier will take all the guests through each […]

First Friday Happy Hour To Bring Music to Rose Park

The North Village Arts District is hosting First Friday to celebrate the start of October. Set for 6-9 p.m. Friday, the free gallery crawl is held on the first Friday of each month, with live music, art and entertainment going on throughout the North Village Arts District. This month, Rose Music Hall is participating by hosting […]

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Fall Seasonal Beer Returns to Broadway Brewery

Broadway Brewery announced the return of its fall seasonal Rise & Fall Octoberfest beer. The traditional German style Märzen Fest bier is brewed with German Pilsner, Munich and Vienna malts to create something rich in malt with a balance of clean hop bitterness. Rise & Fall is available on shelves in Columbia, St. Louis and […]

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Annual Oktoberfest To Celebrate German Traditions

Oktoberfest is returning to Günter Hans European Pub & Café in Columbia. Starting today, people are welcome to indulge in beer while enjoying traditional German food and games. Seating will open at 4:30 p.m. and the festivities will start at 5 p.m. in the biergarten with the percussion ensemble of the Missouri Symphony. At 7 […]

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The Mezcal Margarita Perfectly Balances Sweet And Smoky

Photos by L.G. Patterson Mezcal is one of the hottest trends in the cocktail world right now, but it’s complexity can be intimidating. Its smoky essence provides an element to cocktails that can level up any drink typically made with tequila. The mezcal margarita we make at Room 38 Restaurant & Lounge has the perfect […]

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New Pilot Beer To Be Tapped Monthly At Logboat Brewing Co.

Logboat Brewing Co. announced Tuesday a new monthly initiative where brewers will be sharing their pilot projects with the public. (Pilot brewing systems are the smaller, secondary systems used by breweries that allow new recipes to be tested on a smaller scale.) Logboat says its brewers put a lot of energy into recipe development and […]

Axe Throwing Happy Hour To Kick Off The Fall Season

Fall may not have officially started, but the flavors, fun and festivities of fall have begun. Wednesday, those involved in the Mid-Missouri Kickball League will be participating in an axe throwing happy hour at COMO Axe Attack, located at 901 Safari Drive, Suite 105 in Columbia. Anyone in the league plus a guest is welcome […]

First Bingo Night At Günter Hans to Win You Over

Grab some friends and head over to Günter Hans European Pub & Café for the first ever bingo night. Seating opens at 6:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Günter Hans charges a $5 deposit per ticket, which will be refunded upon arrival. If this inaugural bingo night does not fit your schedule, […]

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Broadway Brewery Releases New Light Lager

A local brewery has released a new light lager to perfectly close out the summer. On Friday, Broadway Brewery announced the new Light n’ Snappy American light lager is officially on tap at the pub. Broadway Brewery says this lager, brewed with German pilsner malt and flaked brown rice with 4% alcohol by volume (ABV), […]

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Enjoy A Homegrown Twist To A Classic Cocktail

Photos by L.G. Patterson The Bee’s Knees is a cocktail that’s special to me right now because it uses hyper local ingredients and embodies what we are trying to do at Ozark Mountain Biscuit & Bar with the bar program. We think it is important to honor the classics while innovating and experimenting with new […]

The Blufftop at Rocheport Awarded in Wine Competition

The 2022 Missouri Wine Competition winners have been announced, and mid-Missouri wines made it on the list once again. Les Bourgeois Vineyards which rebranded under the name The Blufftop at Rocheport this year, won the tradition label in the label competition for the Rocheport Reserve aged 20 years. The Blufftop also won the C.V. Riley […]

Flyover’s Summer Cocktails Make A Splash In Your Glass

While summer is still here, Flyover, a family-style midwestern cuisine in Columbia, has developed refreshing summer cocktails for locals to try. Lavender Fields Forever, sparkling strawberry lemonade (non-alcoholic) and Rosé the Day Away are three options for people to choose from this summer. Lavender Fields Forever includes a lavender-infused gin, lemon and rosemary honey. Sparkling […]

Dive Bar Whiskey Club To Pour Your Next Glass

Fans of whiskey, food and good conversation will have a chance to enjoy all three every third Monday of the month at the Dive Bar. The Dive Bar Whiskey Club was created to showcase fine whiskeys, bourbons and scotches, while offering customers a place for conversation. The first event tasted five whiskeys including, Tennessee, Kentucky […]

Use Green Chartreuse to Craft a Temptingly Tart Treat

Photos by L.G. Patterson When it came to green chartreuse, I absolutely hated it when I first started working at Günter Hans. The flavors were all wrong and unfamiliar to my whiskey and beer-loving self. If I were to drink a cocktail, it would have only been an old-fashioned or a whiskey sour. Then, one […]

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The Best Ways to Add Nutrients to Your Favorite Indulgences

Photos by L.G. Patterson Healthy drinking — it’s hard to think the two can be talked about together because alcohol is toxic no matter how you use it, but there are ways to incorporate nutrients while enjoying an adult beverage. Alcohol in any form is going to be a toxin to your body. If you […]

Top Ten Wines Temporarily Alters Hours

Staffing issues are continuing across the country, and one local spot has announced a change in hours because of it. Top Ten Wines announced late last week that staffing issues have caused a schedule change and the wine bar will no longer be open Monday through Thursday. Instead, at least for the short term, the […]

Les Bourgeois Vineyards Recognized in Wine Competition

Several wines from Les Bourgeois Vineyards became award winners at a recent international wine competition. LBV took home 12 medals from the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition, which was held April 13-14 in Southern California and brought together wines from around the world to compete in blind tastings. LBV’s Riverboat White received double gold awards, […]

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in CoMo

Cinco de Mayo is Thursday and Columbia has a few different options for those seeking a way to celebrate. Tortilleria El Patrón at 711 Vandiver Drive, suite J, is hosting an all-you-can-eat special for $12.99 from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday. Children ages 10 years old and younger can eat free and there will be […]