Happy Hour: JG McGuinness In Weston Town Center
Weston's JG McGuinness opened in March in the
Swig, a martini bar for moms, used to call home. The decor,
reminiscent of every other high-end Irish pub, still
looks new and well-maintained. But one look at the crowd and it's
obvious: these roots might be growing from a different kind of tree. (Maybe a flower?)
place that soccer moms
can go and convince each other they don't look a day
over 35, while their kids learn a foreign language at a Montessori
school; than the grimy, griddy pubs you're used to. But come on--
there's nothing wrong with that. I'd take a bar full of highlighted
hair way before big beards and beer bellies, any day. Who wouldn't? It's a local place you can watch the game and meet some MILF's. And if it's Wednesday night, you can buy those MILF's half off drink from 8pm-close. Not so bad, Mr. McGuinness.
Live performances range from mellow acoustic sets to upbeat rock tributes, and they are all
welcomed among the crowd. Sometimes more than others -- last time I was
there, a group of 50-year-old cougars welcomed Hot Rod, our local Rod Stewart impersonator, by blowing
him kisses and chanting, "Do you think I'm sexy?" I don't know about
him, but I thought several of them were super hot. But so are their
daughters -- who probably graduated high school the same year as me.
The other plus to the pub is they boast a beer system that shoots out some of the finest stout in the county. I'll vouch, my Guinness tasted pretty damn good with their burger, juicy and delicious. Also try the club, a mix of lettuce,
tomato, turkey, ham, bacon, American cheese and a heart attack, it's sure to satisfy.
Overall, this has finally brought Weston a much needed place to grab a drink and a good time.
Who: You and a cougar... just make sure her paws aren't gray.
What: $2 off all drinks, no food specials.
Where: 1744 Main Street Weston, FL 33326
When: Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm
How: With a Guinness and some football (soccer if you're American)
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