As was commented on in the last bar post, I got to spend a chunk of the summer walking a pilgrimage through the Northern Spanish coastal countryside to Santiago de Compostela. It was an experience that will rank among the best of my life and I was able to get some refreshment for the soul to combat some fatigue I was having after 5 years of hard work to make the pub what it is today. Plus, returning to Winona after some time away always reignites my passion for our beautiful little city. There are not many places in this country where awesome natural beauty, plentiful arts and culture, great educational opportunities, and an affordable costs of living and doing business harmoniously coexist as wonderfully as they do in our little neck of the woods.
I want to thank my awesome staff for keeping things rolling while I was away.
That said, it is now time to rock it, Winona!!!
I’m not gonna lie, it has been a quiet summer here at the pub. Business is down from previous summers and lots of familiar faces have moved away or made themselves a bit more scarce in the hot months. However, we are not pessimistic! In fact, we want to give all of our fans a chance to be reminded that ‘the no name’ is the premier place for entertainment and delicious drinks in SE Minnesota. So we are crafting a late summer/ fall line up that can’t help but impress.
I’m writing a few hours before Charlie Parr and Mike Munson take the stage. As always, it is truly our pleasure to host one of the greatest performers (and all around good guys) to ever grace Midwestern stages. Charlie has been playing here regularly since our first months in business and has never failed to draw a large crowd of happy, dancing revelers. Tonight should be no exception. We are deeply appreciative of the fact that he lends us his talents from time to time. Charlie loves Winona and Winona loves Charlie! With our own excellent, regular Sunday night performer Mike Munson warming things up, this should be one show to remember.
As for future shows, we will be featuring the red hot Faculty Jazz combo on 8/17, Mudcat and Rude on 8/18, The Hobo Nephews on 8/24, Michelle Lynn on 8/31, The Sex Rays on 9/8, Whiskey Blanket on 9/14, Joe and Vicki Price on 10/5, Jamie Harper’s Annual Art Opening Extravaganza with Beet Root Stew and guests on 10/6, Porcupine on 10/19 and a Halloween Party for the ages with The People Brothers Band on 10/27…
…and this is just a sampling of the amazing entertainment we’ll be bringing you in the upcoming months…
Of course, we need folks to come by on afternoons and evenings when we don’t have blockbuster entertainment scheduled, so may we entice you with the finest selected beer and cocktail selection, largest patio, and best pub atmosphere in town???
At 7:30 on Tuesday 8/14 will be our rescheduled Beer Club beer tasting where you can mingle with other beer lovers, sample many great brews and win prizes. We’ll return to our normal ‘First Tuesday’ Beer Club schedule on 9/4.
As fall draws near, we’ll be featuring fine harvest and autumn seasonal brews. First up (and already hiding out in the cooler) is New Belgium’s awesome Hoptober and Great Lakes Lake Eerie Monster Imperial IPA.
Right now our tap line up is stacked with Surly Furious, Lucette Easy Rider Pale, Crispin Premium Cider, Pyramid Apricot Ale, Left Hand Sawtooth Ale, Victory Golden Monkey, and Deschutes Nitro Obsidian Stout.
Remember, we can’t do any of this without YOU! Make us your choice for an after work drink, an evening night out, or a late night cap. We’ll reward your visit with reasonably priced, tasty fresh drinks, fine art, quality entertainment, good service & conversation, and a personal commitment to helping improve and add to the overall Winona renaissance!
Stop by and remember why you love this bar 🙂