If you’ve had a challenging year (and… hello! Who hasn’t?), we’ve got just the thing to make life a little more fun: It’s the Portland Mercury's Shot & Beer Week! That’s correct: For one glorious week, your favorite local bars and restaurants will be serving up a one-of-a-kind, creative “shot & a beer” pairing—and all for the low price of $8!
This year’s Shot & Beer extravaganza runs from NOVEMBER 8-14, and is graciously sponsored by our generous pals at Jim Beam! There are 20 of Portland's finest drinkeries participating in Shot & Beer week, and if you're wondering if some of them are located near you... rest assured THEY ARE! Check out all the Shot & Beer locations with this handy-dandy locator map!
While you're plotting which of these delicious "Shot & Beer" combos you're going to imbibe first, be sure to consider the following friendly requests to make the experience better for everybody....
• Drink responsibly! Be safe and smart with your Shot & Beer consumption—and NEVER drink and drive.
• Be patient! If your favorite bar is slammed, be cool—it’ll all get sorted soon enough, and there are plenty of other Shot & Beer locations to choose from! And if you want to help things going smoothly, pay in cash—it’ll save time, and your server will appreciate it. Speaking of which....
• Tip your bartenders, and order food! While the entire purpose of Shot & Beer week are those dee-licious $8 heavenly pairings, we've made sure each participating location also has great food! So relax, grab a bite, and let your bartenders and waitstaff know how much you appreciate them.
Folks: The Mercury’s Shot & Beer Week helps everybody—you’re supporting local bars and restaurants during a very difficult time, you’re helping the Mercury continue to produce their hot-stuff journalism, AND you’re taking the edge off what’s been a very difficult year. See? EVERYBODY WINS.
So don’t miss the Mercury’s Shot & Beer Week, coming at ya November 8-14. It’s a double-shot of FUN!