Shenanigans Pub offers $1 mugs of beer on ‘Mug Mondays’

A beer for $1? Yes, really

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We’re calling “Shenanigans” on the prices at Shenanigans!

Shenanigans Pub in Kensington is reversing the trend of inflation on alcohol by selling a mug of beer for just $1 on “Mug Mondays” — making the Caton Avenue watering hole the cheapest bar in Brooklyn, according to bar staffers.

“We never decided to be the cheapest bar in Brooklyn, it just played out that way,” said Kathleen McCarthy, the owner’s daughter who is also the pub’s manager and bartender. “People will order drinks and I’ll tell them how much it is and they’ll be like, ‘Really?’ ”

Mondays aren’t the only days with cheap drinks: well drinks are normally $4, and pints $3.

The most expensive drink on the menu is $6.

Dollar beer night might be a new milestone for Brooklyn — in June 2008, before the economy tanked in the great recession, the cheapest beer our researchers could find was a $1.75 brew.

But microbrew lovers beware: you won’t find any fancy beers on Mug Mondays, when you can only two-fist Budweiser, Killians, and Foster’s, as the bar doesn’t even stock lesser labels.

But that’s part of Shenanigan’s no-nonsense charm, McCarthy says.

“We try to keep it real and keep it customer friendly,” said McCarthy. “We’re not about counting everybody’s money, we want everyone having a good time.”

Shenanigans Pub [802 Caton Ave. at E. Eighth Street in Kensington, (347) 398–1905].

Reach reporter Eli Rosenberg at or by calling (718) 260-2531. And follow him at
Updated 5:36 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

gimme from yours says:
I'll buy all four of those jugs in the photo for a dollar, yesiree
Oct. 10, 2012, Noon
deez from nytz says:
that would be $4
Oct. 10, 2012, 12:18 pm
gimme from yours says:
yup I know, I shoulda made that line clearer!
Oct. 10, 2012, 12:57 pm
BunnynSunny from Clinton Hill says:
Plus tit... er, tip!
Oct. 10, 2012, 1:17 pm
old time brooklyn from slope says:
are they real or memorex (irish chicks with mamary blessing is rare as the legs cancel things out 0 -0 good looking gal though
Oct. 10, 2012, 9:05 pm
Boobie Watcher from Titmas Park says:
Giggity Giggity!!!
Oct. 11, 2012, 12:32 am
Sara from Ridge says:
Keeping it classy as always Brooklyn.
Oct. 11, 2012, 9:53 am
John .C from park slope says:
People need to get out more...That not showing alot. U FREAKS
Oct. 15, 2012, 1:51 pm
Grizzly from Park Slope says:
I'll have the motorboat special.
Oct. 18, 2012, 3:55 pm
Grizzly from Park Slope says:
make it a double!
June 6, 2013, 12:29 pm

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