The Smiling Moose (South Side)

If you were to be walking down Carson Street, it might not be immediately obvious that the Smiling Moose is the next bar you want to visit. You might even consider walking right past the place. Just set that initial impression aside, and you'll be happy you took the leap.

Though I can't say all 21 draft options can be labeled as craft beer, I can easily point to the list of somewhere near 75 bottled options as inflated consolation. The last time I was there, I even ordered some dinner and was fairly impressed with my order of black bean sliders. Hell, I was even impressed that black bean sliders even appeared on the menu. Given all that, a meetup sounds like a no-brainer right?

details: Urbanspoon / City Paper / Beer List

For the most part, this will be a fairly standard beer meetup with one major exception: Brooke and I will be your bar tenders. Based on the suggestion of the Smiling Moose, we're making our way out on Monday — when the Moose invites guest bar tenders out and lets them use tip money for a charity of their choosing. We haven't nailed down a charity yet, but at least one of us will be behind the bar all night to make beer suggestions and serve well-poured pints.

Beyond a chance to tease your charity bar tenders, the Smiling Moose will also be offering a craft beer special all night: $1 off all craft and micro drafts served during the meetup.

Hope to see you all there!

—Mike

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  • Ken

    I couldn't make this meetup, but had a chance to try this place last night. Gotta love a place that has 1/2 price on all drafts less than 9% on Thursdays from 9-11pm. On top of that, Southern Tier Pumpking in a pint glass, regular price only $6.50. Since it's alcohol content is "only" 8.6%, was able to get them for $3.25! Unfortunately, my body is very upset with me today for having a few too many. It was worth it. :-)

    September 21, 2012

  • Carl

    Excellent Bartenders - their knowledge of beer was unmatched! ;)

    August 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pleasantly suprised by the beer selection and food. Two thumbs up for the grilled cheese w/ bacon!! Thanks for welcoming me in as a newbie, ladies & gents! I'll def be attending more events in the future!

    August 16, 2012

  • Polly

    Great time!! Mike and Brooke did an awesome job!

    August 15, 2012

  • Cassie

    Great job, Mike and Brooke! Fun night:-)

    August 14, 2012

  • Jan

    GREAT idea to have a fundraiser. it was very kind of mike and brooke to work so hard behind the bar. i hope the Smiling Moose appreciated the free help. It was a fun meetup.

    August 14, 2012

  • Michele

    SO much fun. Great people and beers as always

    August 14, 2012

  • Greg

    The 'We don't care, we just wanna drink beer' crowd was out in full force. An interesting bartender mix - a hottie and a hops expert! Thanks Brooke and Mike. GREAT JOB!!!

    August 14, 2012

  • Mike

    For those of you that made it out tonight, thank you! We raised $172 for a local charity. Which one? Help us decide by completing our survey! http://bit.ly/QYZhuW

    August 13, 2012

  • John H.

    Stuck at work. Won't be able to make it tonight. Sorry! Have one for me! I was looking forward to meeting all of you, especially Jessica! See you at the next event!

    August 13, 2012

  • Cassie

    I can't wait to see this, Brooke and Mike-- looks like you will be earning those tips with 56 attending! We will go easy on you, lol

    August 13, 2012

  • Carl

    Brooke - pretty sure tattoos are de rigueur at the Smiling Moose, especially for bartenders. :)
    Btw - isn't there some beer-related charity out there for us to support ?

    August 9, 2012

  • M.J.

    I don't have a life right now, school 4 nights a week, studying, trying to work & helping out w/my Dad! Q day soon hopefully.

    August 7, 2012

  • Brooke

    Deena - thanks for the suggestion. I agree that is an incredible organization. We're still thinking about who will benefit from our guest bartending stint, but we'll keep the LLS in mind.

    August 1, 2012

  • Brooke

    Carl - wait...who said anything about tattoos? You have tattoos?? I love temp tats! I actually tried unsuccessfully to find some online. If anyone finds any generic beer-related images in the form of temporary tattoos, please let me know!!!

    August 1, 2012

  • Deena

    If you're still choosing a charity, I'd like to suggest the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I lost my brother to leukemia in 2004 & I can (unfortunately!) tell you from first hand experience that they are an amazing organization. They provide a vast array of services to patients and families & they're the largest funder of blood cancer research in the world! Read about my brother here: www.learnaboutleukemia.org & please check out: www.marrowdonation.org & www.deenasfriends4acure.org. Thanks.

    July 29, 2012

  • Carl

    Brooke and Mike behind the bar? At the Smiling Moose? With temporary tattoos? This should be interesting!

    July 25, 2012

  • Mike

    Steve-o: We're no sure what we're going to do in terms of help behind the bar, but we'll keep you posted.

    July 25, 2012

  • Suzanne

    I have to work :(

    July 24, 2012

  • Steve-o!

    Love this place. Great rock n roll bar! Can I help tend bar too?

    July 24, 2012

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