British Open Pub Celebrates New Year’s Eve Twice, Complete with Bagpipes and Drum Corps
By Amanda Ghezzi-Rumore • Dec 22nd, 2011 • Category: Bars, Pubs & Lounges • Print This Post
British Open Pub is getting the New Year’s Eve 2011 celebrations started early this year by ringing in 2012 with its English cousins across the pond at 5 p.m. Arizona time.
Along with a free champagne toast at 5 p.m. (when London rings in 2012), the Scottsdale pub will also have The Glendale Pipe and Drum Corps on hand. The bagpipe and drum crew will serenade the New Year’s crowd at British Open Pub, which was voted a Top 5 English Pub in Arizona.
“You get a chance to enjoy free champagne, great food and still make it home before it gets too crazy out on the roads,” said Gregg Troilo, owner of the British Open Pub. “And for those who want to stay, we’ll hold a second toast at midnight. Celebrate twice in one night. What could be better?”
The Scottsdale pub, which recently issued a challenge to Prince Harry to visit during his stay in Arizona, celebrates English tradition all year long. The British New Year’s celebration follows a traditional Guinness Day celebration, St. Patrick’s Day fun and in 2011, Prince William’s royal wedding in April.
Every day is a holiday at British Open Pub, with a revamped and extended happy hour that now includes specials like new $3 well drafts on rotating taps, including Guinness, Smithwick’s Ale, Oak Creek Nut Brown Ale, Stella, Blue Moon, Sam Adams’ Octoberfest, Boddingtons Pub Ale, Strongbow Apple Cider, Bud Light and Lagunitas’ IPA, among others.
New Happy Hour appetizer specials include $2 quesadillas and a variety of $3 appetizer baskets, including cheese ravioli, egg rolls, spinach and cheese ravioli, fried mushrooms, fried green beans, hot sausage links, Cajun sausage links, and, a bar favorite, tater tots with beer cheese and bacon crumbles.
On Saturdays, from 8 p.m. to close, women can enjoy ladies’ night with $4.50 Stoli vodkas in a variety of flavors, including vanilla, blueberry, strawberry, peach and chocolate raspberry. The bar also offers two martini specials each week for $5 each.
Scottsdale’s British Open Pub, or the “BOP” as regulars call it, has something for everyone. Whether it’s authentic English food like Bangers and Mash, traditional American comfort food, a massive selection of beers from around the world or simply a fun pub to watch the day’s biggest sporting events, the BOP is the spot for foodies and sports fans.
The British Open Pub is located at 1334 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, Arizona, on the southwest corner of Scottsdale and McDowell roads.
For more information on the British Open Pub, please visit www.thebritishopenpub.com or call (480) 941-4915. Find the restaurant on Facebook at www.facebook.com/britishopenpub or on Twitter www.twitter.com/britishopenpub.