Sips & Spirits

Missouri Wines Releases Wine Lovers 2023 Calendar

Make sure 2023 is a good year by celebrating all things wine every month. Missouri Wines released its Wine Lovers 2023 Calendar this week. The calendar allows anyone to celebrate Missouri wines year-round with holidays including Drink Wine Day on Feb. 18, Rosé Day on June 10 and Sparkling Wine Day on Dec. 31. Click […]

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Dive Bar Announces Cocktail of the Month

With the new year comes a new cocktail of the month at the Dive Bar in Columbia. For the month of January, enjoy the Dive Bar’s Old Fashioned. This signature drink comes with Stranahan’s Blue Peak or any other whiskey available, muddled sugar, an orange slice, bitters and a cherry. The Dive Bar is open from […]

Multiple Bars Observing Winter Break Hours

Two local business have made adjustments to their schedules to start the new year. International Tap House is continuing its winter break hours through mid-January. The changed hours push the opening back to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 1 p.m. Friday-Saturday until Jan. 16. Then hours will return to its normal opening of 1 p.m. Monday-Wednesday […]

One Last Sip of Autumn: Cocktail Nods To Fall Memories, Warms on Winter Nights

Photos by L.G. Patterson Though fall is firmly in the rearview mirror as we head into winter, I’m not ready to let go. One of my favorite late fall traditions is getting a group of friends together and going to a different corn maze every year. (We’re getting close to running out of new mazes […]

Enjoy Live Music at Serenity Valley Winery

It is officially November and Serenity Valley Wines has released the schedule for live music. While this is the tail end of the live music for the year, there are still many artists planning to perform. Enjoy wine while listening from 4-7 p.m. Saturdays throughout November. This weekend, listen to Ty Toomsen and the Twang […]

Stir Up Your Plans at Park Restaurant and Bar’s Well Wednesday

Park Restaurant and Bar is continuing to rotate its specialty cocktails for Well Wednesday. This week, people can choose from the Whiskey Peach, Cherry Limeade and the Spicy Pineapple Mule, which is returning after being introduced last week, for $4 each. Along with specialty cocktails, people will be able to get $5 off select appetizers. […]

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DogMaster Distillery’s Happy Hour Offers Chance to Win Prizes

DogMaster Distillery’s Happy Hour Bingo is returning next week. The weekly event is held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. There is no cost to play and all winners will receive a prize.  Players will get to indulge in DogMaster’s specialty, seasonal or traditional cocktails, all made from its in-house whiskey, vodka, gin and rum. DogMaster Distillery is […]

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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 […]

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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 […]