To be honest, Black Friday kind of sucks. The consumer holiday serves as an annual reminder of humanity’s inherent greed, its utter disregard for others, and mankind’s general awfulness as people line up, fight, and literally trample bystanders for the sake of a good deal. Though we’re personally not in a rush to participate in any of that, we must admit it’s been nice to see local bars and breweries fully embrace the Black Friday festivities in recent years.
Craft beer aficionados are surely well aware of annual Black Friday releases and associated events from pretty much every brewery in town. Similarly, this otherwise abysmal day has given bars like The Drunk Uncle an excuse to offer some amazing specials. Just as they did the past few Black Fridays, the West Allis wrestling bar will once again offer deep discounts on every single beer it has on tap.
On Friday, November 24, The Drunk Uncle will have a “Black Friday 50 cent beer sale.” What does that mean? When the bar opens at noon, patrons can get any of the 48 BEERS The Drunk Uncle has on tap for a mere 50-cent price. The Facebook event says all beer on 48 draft lines will stay at the 50-cent price point “until they are all gone.”
Drunk Uncle owner Neal Steffek elaborates, telling us beers “have to go to make room for the Big Beer Bonanza—a party that is the very next day. That party consists of barrel aged beers, rare beers, and other heavy hitters. The best way to make room for those beers is to clear out what’s currently on tap by offering them for only 50 cents starting at noon on Black Friday.”
So if you’re looking for a fun place to grab some extremely affordable beers as strangers in department stores do battle for sale-priced electronics, consider making The Drunk Uncle part of your Black Friday tradition this year.