Brit's Pub turns 20 with 1990 prices and prizes

For two decades, Brit's Pub has provided food, grog, live music, movies, and rooftop lawn bowling with a consistently Union Jack flavor for downtown Minneapolis night crawlers. Beginning last Saturday and running all through the close of this week, the multi-level establishment is hosting events to commemorate their indelible contribution to Twin Cities entertainment and dining.

Following up on its opening night Crispin's Day Bash last Saturday, Brit's will go about its anniversary in five very different but equally smashing ways.

7:30 p.m. Monday, October 25:

This week starts with a screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, voted by the bar's Facebook page users as the best British movie of all time. Certainly it is the most viscerally English, featuring the Isle's greatest comedy team as King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table trading unforgettable lines and battling evildoers and killer rabbits in the fog-bound bogs of 6th century England. Here, one adversary of Arthur, the Black Knight, demonstrates true British determination:

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 26:

The next night features an all-night trivia contest about key people and events of 1990, in and outside of the U.K. Memory enhancement will be provided by specials on Guinness, and fabulous prizes will be bestowed on those who remember more from that year than MC Hammer. To be ensured a drop spot, you'll have to enter by Tuesday so be sure to email [email protected]

7 p.m. Thursday, October 28:

Thursday night features an entirely different contest, this one involving Rock Band 3, in which "bands" made up of dextrous patrons can compete, again for fabulous prizes, with the launch of MTV's Rock Band 3. In order to participate, each band has to enter by Thursday at [email protected]

All day Friday, October 29: 

From opening till close all pints will be offered at the 1990 price of $3.25, and patrons can also order up one serving of fish and chips for the 1990 rate of $5.95 (the same price as the average concert ticket back then, right?). Participating drinkers can also compete to win free beer for a year.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 30:

An all-night music and costume spectacular closes the seven days of rememberance. Come dressed as your favorite Brit -- famous, infamous, or nobody at all -- and jig to the music of DJ Jake Rudh, Solid Gold (dressed as Oasis), and ElnO performing as ...

For more info visit Brit's Pub's (1110 Nicollet Mall,  Minneapolis) website.

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