Abbott’s Grill Plans Busy Summer


By Terry Rogers

There is no need to gather quarters, fight traffic and search for a parking space if you are looking for something to do on these hot summer nights. In addition to serving fresh, innovative American cuisine, sourcing much of the ingredients from local farms, Abbott’s Grill has planned several regular events each week that will keep you and your friends entertained for the entire summer. One they are particularly excited about is the relaunch of the Mug Club.

“The Mug Club is a beer club at Abbott’s where members pay a $25 fee to receive $1 off draft beers in a special 20-ounce mug,” Amy Wyatt, Marketing Manager for Abbot’s Grill, said. “It started years ago, but we are relaunching it on June 15 to run through the end of the year. We provide the mugs which are larger than our normal draft pints. The beer must be 7.5% ABV or lower, however.”

In an effort to showcase local talent, Abbott’s will be holding Open Mic Night in Bald Jason’s Pub every Thursday from 8 PM to 1 AM. Anyone who wants to share their singing talent can simply sign up when they arrive at the pub. Ms. Wyatt says that they look for any and all types of music, although they do request that vulgarity not be included. No prizes are awarded as the event is designed to be fun and laid back. Anyone performing is asked to invite friends and family as well.

The outdoor patio is also active this summer with a weekly Ping Pong tournament held each Wednesday from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. There are no registration fees to participate and receive happy hour pricing for them and up to three guests, which includes $1 off draft beer, wine and rail drinks as well as 25 percent off pub menu items except for large plates.

“If participants want to bring their own paddles and balls, they are welcome to do so, but we do provide them,” Ms. Wyatt said. “It is meant to be a fun, friendly competition. It is more of an activity to do with friends while enjoying some drinks and a bite to eat rather than a competition. The weekly winner gets a $25 Abbott’s gift card.” 

Each week, Abbott’s brings in a local brewery for a “Tap Takeover” in combination with their “Let’s Do Trivia” night every Tuesday.

“We’re just adding a beer element to our trivia players,” Ms. Wyatt said. “We bring in a local brewery as that week’s featured brewery and offer $5 beers from their selection. Along with the trivia prize of $50 to the winning trivia player, the brewery also offers a prize to the winner and sometimes gives out brewery “swag,” depending on the brewery.”

Members of the Mug Club can use the mug either in the pub or in the restaurant. Abbott’s will also continue to offer Bernie’s Wine Tastings once each month throughout the summer. Abbott’s Grill is located at 249 Northeast Front Street. For more information, call 302-491-6736.