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Free Glass of Wine at The Blind Monk's Opening Celebration Tomorrow

 Opening Celebration event tomorrow, your first glass will be on the house.

It's just one of the many reasons to head over to the popular West Palm Beach wine and craft beer bar, which will be hosting its belated grand opening celebration -- block party-style -- on Saturday, March 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The event will be a little taste of everything -- a special "thanks" from owner Ben Lubin to those who have flocked to his establishment since its official opening in August of 2010. The Blind Monk is a neighborhood beer and wine bar with over 100 wines and 25 craft beers by the glass, and offering up to 300 wines on their bottle list. 

Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, The Blind Monk Opening Celebration will feature a series of special events, including a "blind" tasting competition, length happy hour, cigar rolling, and live music. There will also be a special guest appearance by local design celebrity, Nate Galui, current design producer for Extreme Home Makeover Home Edition. The opening also marks Mayor Lois Frankel's final ribbon-cutting as mayor of West Palm Beach.

There will also be a raffle with a chance to win Blind Monk merchandise, gift certificates, and a bottle of Dom Perignon. The event is free and open to the public. To enter the raffle, guests must simply "check-in" on Facebook (just be sure to let someone know). Prizes will be announced every half-hour, starting at 7 p.m. 

For more information be sure to check out The Blind Monk Facebook page, or call (561) 833-3605. For more information about Downtown West Palm Beach, please call the Downtown Development Authority at (561) 833-8873.

DATE: Saturday, Mar. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WHERE: The entire 400-block of Evernia St. in downtown West Palm Beach
6:00 Show up and receive a glass of wine on us
6:30 First Annual Blind Tasting Contest
7:30 Remarks by owner Ben Lubin and introduction of design celebrity Nathan Galui
7:45 Ribbon cutting and remarks by Mayor Lois Frankel
9:00 Final raffle draw; win a bottle of Dom Perignon!But a complimentary beverage isn't the only reason you should stop by. There will also be a great three-hour happy hour featuring $5 glasses on select varietals, and $3 Monk in the Trunk drafts.

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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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