NKY bars to check out on ‘Drinksgiving’ night

Kenton Hornbeck
Kenton Hornbeck
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The night before Thanksgiving is an unofficial American holiday, similar to Super Bowl Sunday.

Infamously known as “Blackout Wednesday,” the night is a time of reconnecting with old friends and a high probability of consuming alcohol. In Northern Kentucky, restaurants and bars are preparing for next Wednesday. Here at LINK nky, we decided to make a list of the places to visit.

Smoke Justis

302 Court St., Covington

The beloved Covington bourbon and barbeque bar is hosting live music along with their Wednesday bourbon social. From 4 to 9 p.m. patrons can socialize about their favorite bourbons while the bar’s Bourbon Club members will enjoy their pour of the month. Then, rock-n-blues band, The Chuck Brisbin Trio are performing live from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Cock and Bull Mainstrasse

601 Main St., Covington

Mainstrasse’s British-American pub is hosting a Delirium Tremens pint night from 6 p.m. until close. Besides grabbing a pint, Cock and Bull is offering $3 late-night specials.

Braxton Brewing, Covington Taproom

27 W. 7th St., Covington

One of Northern Kentucky’s most iconic breweries is inviting everyone to grab your hometown crews and head down to Covington for what they call the “biggest drinking night of the year.” Braxton’s Drinksgiving will last from 6 to 10 p.m. at their Covington Taproom and will feature various drink specials.

Bircus Brewing Company

322 Elm St., Ludlow

The circus-themed brewery in Ludlow is hosting live music the night before Thanksgiving. The Drysdales, a band that plays Americana and British Invasion-inspired music, will take the stage at Bircus starting at 7:30 p.m. The event lasts until 11:30. General admission tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door while VIP tickets are available in advance to guarantee a seat. General admission seating is first come so Bircus is encouraging people to get there early.

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JerZee’s Pub and Grub

708 Monmouth St., Newport

This Newport bar is hosting Acoustic Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. on their acoustics stage. Patrons will get to drink beer, cocktails and eat pub food while enjoying live acoustic performances.

Brothers Bar & Grill

1 Levee Way #2126, Newport

This Newport on the Levee hotspot is offering multiple food and drink deals. Patrons can get 40¢ wings from 9 p.m. until they run out. The deal is available only for dine-in customers only. For drinks, patrons can get $3.50 Miller Lite/Coors Light Bottles, $4 double Captain & Cokes and $5 Vegas Bombs.

Three Spirits Tavern

209 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue

Think you have what it takes to step on stage and sing? Three Spirits Tavern in Bellevue is hosting a Drinksgiving karaoke night from 6 to 10 p.m. There will also be a DJ and various drink specials.

Olde Fort Pub

1041 S. Ft Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas

The Olde Fort Pub in Fort Thomas is always a hot spot to go the night before Thanksgiving, with dozens of people filtering through the bar. It’s not an uncommon sight to see their bar room full on that Wednesday. Patrons will be treated to beer, cocktails, shots and meetups with old friends.

Alexandria Brewing Company

7926 Alexandria Pike #1, Alexandria

This Alexandria brewery is hosting a night of live music from local band Gary Bertsch & The Blamers starting at 6:30 p.m. Patrons will be treated to the brewery’s wide selection of craft beers, arcade games and food.

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