These days, most people are pinching pennies, but those in the know are marching their piggy banks straight to Ellis Bar in South Slope, where it’s pennies for pints.
Keep your hangover cure on hand — every Friday just one American cent will buy you a pint or a shot during chaotic half-hour periods throughout the night (also karaoke night, by the way).
That’s not to mention the bar’s 25-cent Bourbon Thursdays and free midnight tacos on Saturdays.
Co-owner Seth Ellis, who runs Ellis bar with his wife and father, says the idea was inspired by the college bar he frequented in Arizona, where the penny beers flowed until the first person had to pee.
The idea is, naturally, a hit. “It’s our busiest night by far,” said Ellis.
Crown Heights resident Thomas Van Stockum, 23, said he frequently ventures to South Slope for the deal, noting that, “Penny beers are a cheap night out … and definitely taste better than actual pennies.”
Also noteworthy: the bar’s simple Southwest-inspired bar menu (dreamed up by Ellis himself, a trained chef), featuring grub like red pepper jam and goat cheese, homemade meatloaf and chipotle chicken club.
Cheers to that.
Ellis Bar [627 Fifth Ave. between 17th and 18th Streets in Park Slope, (718) 768-0532].
©2010 Community News Group
By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:
You agree that you, and not BrooklynPaper.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynPaper.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.