Opening of Front Street Dive and More at Victoria Freehouse


Lots going on at Victoria Freehouse this summer. First, Front Street Dive (the 2nd floor of Victoria Freehouse) is now open. Head up there on Thursdays for karaoke with Dr. Thunder or on Fridays and Saturdays for various DJs. The bar will be open from 9pm-2am on these days and available for private parties Monday through Wednesday.

Next, happy hour has begun at The Victoria. Mon-Fri from 4-7pm enjoy $5 Imperial (20-ounce) pints and half-priced pub snacks.

And now for their summer events. We’re talking 4th of July, Christmas in July, Harry Potter and more.

First on the agenda: 4th of July Blue Plate Special. Victoria Freehouse is serving up Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches with coleslaw, baked beans and chips all day long. ($15)

Then there’s the “Buck-A-Shuck” happy hour next week (Monday 7/6- Wednesday 7/8). As the name kinda suggests this happy hour will feature oysters. They’re also throwing in fried calamari and spicy thai curry shrimp, each for $8.

Dying to celebrate Christmas? Weird, but ok because The Victoria is on the same page. On Saturday the 25th it’s Christmas in July. They’re featuring Christmas ales and tapping Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf all day and all night long (12pm-2am). Enjoy a classic Sunday Pub Roast with roast beef, yorkshire pudding, roasted potatoes and veg with horseradish sauce ($18). Dessert? Gingerbread men will be baking through the night. Merry Christmas?

Now for my favorite: Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with Harry Potter Birthday Trivia Night. No chance you’re winning if you don’t know what day this event will be held on. Fine, it’s on Thursday the 30th. How old is Harry now? Pushing 30? Try not to think about that. Two trivia sessions: one at 7pm and one “After Dark Session” at 9pm. The Victoria is promising “a night full of potions” with food and drink specials from Hogwarts. There will be plenty of butterbeer to go around.

Hang in there, just one more and it’s a good one. Celebrate Scotch Week from August 24th-31st. Greatly reduced prices on Scotches this week along with Scotch whisky flights and food pairings.

So, pick your favorites or just put them all on your calendar. Me? I’ll see you at karaoke.

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