Monday, May 24, 2010

Virginia Highlands Classic Bar Tour - Saturday 5/29 from 1-6

Mr. AT and I are heading back to our hold hood - NYC - for the long weekend. Can't wait to check out the latest and greatest in NY dining! If you're staycationing in Atlanta this weekend, never fear, you too can enjoy your long weekend in our new hood -  Virginia Highlands. What could be more fun than drinking in the day time in support of a great cause?! 

Drink one for us!

SECOND ANNUAL VIRGINIA HIGHLAND’S CLASSIC BAR TOUR SERVES UP A TASTE OF ATLANTA HISTORYCelebrate Memorial Day with Virginia Highland’s Oldest and Wisest Bars and Drink History In

ATLANTA (May 5) --- Party like your dad, or grandpa for that matter, this Memorial Day Weekend at the Second Annual Virginia Highland’s Classic Bar Tour.  The Virginia Highland Neighborhood boasts some of Atlanta’s most historic bars and restaurants, with a number of venues opening before 1970.  Miller High Life and The Leukemia & Lymphoma  Society present a “Classic Bar Tour,” featuring the oldest bars in the neighborhood on Saturday, May 29, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Atkins Park Tavern, George’s Restaurant and Bar, Limerick Junction Irish Pub, Manuel’s Tavern and Moe’s & Joe’s Tavern team up to offer bar tour attendants food, booze, prizes and a historic look at Atlanta’s oldest neighborhood bar scene.
What:                  Virginia Highland’s First Annual “Classic Bar Tour”
                                                Drink History In

When:                 Memorial Day Weekend          
Saturday, May 29, 2010
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where:               Virginia Highland’s Classic Bars
                                                Various locations on North Highland Avenue
Tickets cost $10.00 per person in advance and $20.00 per person at the door and include admission, a Classic Bar Tour mug, t-shirt and drink refills at a discounted price at each participating bar.  In hopes of turning back time, each bar featured on the tour will offer patrons menu specials available at the  prices they were sold for in 1960’s.  Enjoy hamburgers, wings, cheese fries and celebrated pub grub at the same prices your parents or grandparents did way back when. The Virginia Highland Neighborhood celebrates the area’s oldest, deep-rooted pubs by hosting the Second Annual Miller High Life Classic Bar Tour. No neighborhood in the city has such a historic bar scene, and Memorial Day Weekend is just the time to celebrate your elders.

The Classic Bar Tour will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, donating a portion of the proceeds of each ticket sale to the organization. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS's mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $600 million in research specifically targeting blood cancers. 

Spend the afternoon gallivanting from one bar to the next enjoying the entertaining themes and great brews each pub has to offer and turn this novel neighborhood’s bar tour in to a time-honored tradition. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Celebrate the history of the area’s oldest neighborhood bars and support the fight against Lymphoma and Leukemia this Memorial Day Weekend at Miller High Life’s First Annual Virginia Highland’s Classic Bar Tour.



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