Cold Sweat at Greeley Grindhouse

Cold SweatGreeley Gindhouse announces the 1970’s movie “Cold Sweat” with Charles Bronson Thursday night, May 30th at 7:20 PM.

Last month was another great success thanks to everyone who showed up! Mac Bell said, “Fun time at the Greeley Grindhouse. Thanks to friends and family who joined us.”

Cold Sweat  is a 1970 movie based on the 1959 novel “Ride the Nightmare” written by Richard Matheson. The internationally produced movie was filmed around Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

What’s “Cold Sweat” about you ask? An American, Joe Martin, lives in the South of France with his wife, Fabienne, and their daughter. After fighting in the Korean war Joe wants a quieter lifestyle and chooses to rent out boats for a living. 

And, of course there is a reason Joe’s wanting to lay low. While an army sergeant he struck his Colonel and was then imprisoned. While there he meets his former company commander, Captain Ross, and a soldier, named Vermont, who served under Joe. Ross and Vermont  had hijacked army vehicles and became involved in  black marketing. Joe, Captain Ross, and Vermont agreed to escape from the military prison. A former Legionnaire called “Katanga  organized the escape, and things go according to plan until a German officer notices their getaway vehicle. Katanga kills the officer. Concerned and disgusted about the murder, Joe escapes in the car by himself leaving his friends and Katanga behind where they are recaptured. His wife and daughter are then kidnapped by drug dealers and Martin must fight back.

A fun fact concerning “Cold Sweat”? The film is known for an extended car chase with an Opel Commodore GS/E I6.

Quizzies Bar Trivia

Quizzies Bar Trivia

Don’t forget all your fun facts for Quizzies Wednesday night. The games begin at 6 p.m.

Thanks to everyone who continues to make Greeley Grindhouse and Quizzies a success! Have a great week, and we’ll see ya there!

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Beer and Sports, Does It Get Any Better?

GAAs I mentioned the in the last post, the Major League Baseball games continue. So, if you’re not a basketball fan and keeping up with the NBA, then baseball is sliding in to your TV screen.

What makes Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill so special? Not only are they providing you all the sports available to man, but they have Bacon Monday! Here are just a few other great things that make Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill a step above the competition:

  • DAILY DRAFT SPECIALS
  • HOME COOKED SPECIALS
  • FLAT SCREEN SPORTS
  • BIG SCREEN MOVIES
  • BINGO
  • BACON MONDAY
  • VIDEO POKER
  • TEXAS HOLD ’EM
  • TRIVIA NIGHT

What’s Greeley got on rotating taps right now?

  • HUB Rise Up Red
  • Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’
  • Widmer Brothers Green and Gold
  • Dos Equis

Rise Up Red is a Northwest Ale brewed by Hopworks Urban Brewery in the beautiful state of Oregon. This American Amber Red Ale is available in the summer months and has a  5.80% ABV. It’s appearance offers an amber red color and has a sweet citric malt aroma with a light floral hop. Its average rating is a 3.93 and a BA score of 88 according to Beer Advocate.

Also available is Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’. This American Pale Wheat Ale is brewed in sunny California and is available all year round. Brewed with 50% wheat malt and all the “C” hops. Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ offers a golden color and thick foamy head with lots of lacing. It also has an abundance of citrus and pine hop with malt in the background and a smooth wheat finish. This beer has an ABV of 7.5% and an IBU of 64. The average rating from Beer Advocate is a 4.24 and BA score of 94.

Come on in and enjoy a beer! Have a great week, and we’ll see ya there!

What Does Greeley Avenue Have This Week?

The NBA certainly has given everyone some good ball in the playoffs. The Heat and San Antonio are hanging on in the second round providing for great entertainment for all the fans! With the NBA playoffs nearing completion, they are getting down to the last moments of yet another championship. Greeley Avenue will have the games playing, so come on over and enjoy an appetizer and some drinks.

Also, on May 21st the draft lottery begins. Some of those possible draft targets include:

  • Nerlens Noel
  • Ben McLemore
  • Otto Porter
  • Anthony Bennett
  • Trey Burke

Hockey has also provided an unforgettable season with the lockout. Many fans were holding their breath waiting to see if a season would start at all, but the NHL didn’t disappoint and fans are enjoying the playoffs.Of course there’s always speculation of who NHLwill walk off with the Stanley Cup, here are the top four teams:

  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Chicago Blackhawks 
  • Boston Bruins 
  • Anaheim Ducks

You might wonder what else Greeley Avenue will have on TV for you? Don’t worry sports junkies, the Major League Baseball is still swinging as well.

Wednesday, May 15th schedule:

  • Atlanta vs Arizona
  • Milwaukee vs Pittsburgh
  • Cincinnati vs. Miami
  • Colorado vs. Chi Cubs
  • NY Mets vs St. Louis
  • Washington vs LA Dodgers
  • San Diego vs Baltimore
  • San Francisco vs Toronto
  • Houston vs Detroit
  • Chi White Sox vs Minnesota
  • Texas vs Oakland
  • Seattle vs NY Yankees
  • Boston vs Tampa Bay
  • Kansas City vs LA Angels
  • Cleveland vs Philadelphia

Thursday, May 16th schedule:

  • NY Mets vs St. Louis
  • Milwaukee vs Pittsburgh
  • Cincinnati vs Miami
  • San Francisco vs Colorado
  • Washington vs San Diego
  • Seattle vs NY Yankees
  • Boston vs Tampa Bay
  • Detroit vs Texas
  • Chi White Sox vs LA Angels

As you can see, there’s plenty going on at Greeley Avenue. So have a great week, and we’ll see ya there!

Major League Baseball and Quizzies!

mlbI hope everyone is enjoying Quizzies on Wednesday evening at Greeley! I hear it’s one heck of a good time! And, to start the week, I have Major League Baseball fun facts! Who knows, maybe it will help during Quizzies!

Fun Facts: 
The average life of a baseball is 5-7 pitches in a major league baseball game. 

There are 29 major league baseball parks in the Unites States.

It should come as no surprise that vendors selling beer at baseball games make more money then the other vendors at baseball games.

The only player to hit a grand slam home run and hit into a triple play in the same game was Scott Hatteberg of the Boston Red Sox August 6, 2001. 

Here are the 7 managers who in their first year with a team have won the division championship.

Manager……………….Team……………………………Year

Billy Martin…………..Minnesota Twins……………..1969
Sparky Anderson…..Cincinnati Reds……………….1970
Bill Verdon…………..Pittsburgh Pirates……………..1972
Jim Frey………………Kansas City Royals…………..1980
Hal Lanier……………Houston Astros………………..1986
Larry Dierker……….Houston Astros………………..1997
Bob Brenly………….Arizona Diamondbacks………2001

The 7th inning stretch is when the fans at a baseball game stand up, stretch their legs,  and a celebrity or maybe just the game announcer leads the crowd in singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”. This is a baseball tradition.

Here’s your MLB game schedule at Greeley:

Wednesday, May 1st:

  • NY Mets vs Miami
  • Pittsburgh vs Milwaukee
  • Cincinnati vs St. Louis
  • Washington vs Atlanta
  • San Diego vs Chi Cubs
  • San Francisco vs Arizona
  • Colorado vs LA Dodgers
  • Minnestoa vs Detroit
  • LA Angels vs Oakland
  • Houston vs NY Yankees
  • Boston vs Toronto
  • Chi White Sox vs Texas
  • Tampa Bay vs Kansas City
  • Baltimore vs Seattle
  • Philadelphia vs Cleveland

Thursday, May 2nd:

  • San Diego vs Chi Cubs
  • Miami vs Philadelphia
  • Washington vs Atlanta
  • St. Louis vs Milwaukee
  • Tampa Bay vs Kansas City
  • Boston vs Toronto
  • Chi White Sox vs Texas
  • Detroit vs Houston
  • Baltimore vs LA Angels

Have a great week, and we’ll see ya there!

Fight Dirty Part 2

Fight DirtyIt’s Greeley Grindhouse time again! Join the fun on April 25th for “The Street Fighter”. Sonny Chiba, scheduled for February, didn’t show due to kicking butt and cracking his DVD. A reliable source says recovery has gone well, and the  “The Street Fighter” will appear for his scheduled performance.  Classic grindhouse trailers will air before the fighting event begins at 7:20 p.m.

Sonny Chiba is the star of this martial arts flick, and was a pivotal figure in the 70’s explosion of martial arts movies as the lethal “fists for hire”. Unlike Bruce Lee, Sonny Chiba wasn’t a graceful, fluid fighter. However, don’t mistake his butt kicking skills. According to Imbd.com Sonny became the “ferocious machine that mowed down his opponents with his fists and feet, always with a menacing grimace on his face!” This movie is also noted as  the first film to receive an X-rating in the United States solely for violence.

Need a fix before Grindhouse night? View a few minutes on Youtube.

Grab a brew before the fun gets started. Always available drafts include a range from Pabst Blue Ribbon, Guinness, Bud light and Mirror Pond to the rotating beers that include:

  1. Portland Brewing Rose Hip Gold
  2. Widmer Brothers Hopside Down
  3. Fullsail Weizen Bock

The Widmere Brothers Hopside Down is a new beer from Widmer Brothers Rotator IPA Series called Hopside Down India-Style Pale Lager.   This beer is an “aggressively hopped, cold-fermented brew” that brings together the clean crisp finish of a lager with the hoppy aroma & character of an IPA with an  6.7% ABV.

Thanks for all your support during March Madness and rescheduling Greeley Grindhouse. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

NHL and Beer

NHLThe NHL is nearing the end of its regular season, with the games a full on hustle. Here’s the NHL schedule for mid-week through Saturday at Greeley Avenue.

Thursday, April 11th:

  • NY Islanders vs. Boston
  • Ottawa vs Philadelphia
  • Carolina vs Washington
  • Montreal vs Buffalo
  • Pittsburgh vs Tampa Bay
  • San Jose vs Detroit
  • Florida vs Winnipeg
  • St. Louis vs Minnesota
  • Colorado vs Los Angeles

Friday, April 12th:

  • Ottawa vs New Jersey
  • St. Louis vs Columbus
  • Dallas vs Nashville
  • Detroit vs Chicago
  • Phoenix vs Calgary

Saturday, April 13th:

  • Philadelphia vs Buffalo
  • Vancouver vs Colorado
  • Montreal vs Toronto
  • NY Rangers vs NY Islanders
  • Tampa Bay vs Washington
  • Boston vs Carolina
  • Pittsburgh vs Florida
  • Columbus vs Minnesota
  • San Jose vs Dallas
  • Calgary vs Edmonton
  • Anaheim vs Los Angeles

Did you know that Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill is known for its variety of draft beers? Greeley offers several “everyday drafts”.

A few of these are:

  1. Guinness Stout
  2. Lagunitas IPA
  3. Miller High Life
  4. New Belgium Fat Tire
  5. Angry Orchard Cider
  6. Coors Light
  7. Budweiser
  8. Pabst Blue Ribbon

Here are some fun beer trivia facts:

  • Did you know that beer is the second most popular beverage in the world? The most popular is tea!
  • Pabst Beer became Pabst Blue Ribbon in 1893 because it was the first beer to win a blue ribbon at the Chicago World’s Fair.
  • Who would have guessed this next beer fact, Monks brewing beer in the Middle Ages were allowed to drink five quarts of beer a day!
  • The Pilgrims landed on Plymouth rock due to running out of beer and decided to end their journey early.
  • And for a bit of entertainment’s sake, toss salted peanuts in a glass of beer it makes the peanuts dance.

Have a great week, and we’ll see ya there!

A Home Run at Greeley

The chatter has begun concerning the 2013 MLB season, with changes in place mlb_hamilton_16_crop_650x440including the Astros switch to American League West. The ESPN “Sunday Night Baseball” starts on March 31, and the teams playing that evening will be announced soon. Regular season opens with 12 games on April 1, including the traditional opener in Cincinnati. So, here’s your upcoming Greeley Avenue baseball schedule.

Monday March 31st:

  • Rangers vs. Astros

Monday, April 1st:

  • Red Sox vs. Yankees
  • Marlins vs. Nationals
  • Padres vs. Mets
  • Cubs vs. Pirates
  • Rockies vs. Brewers
  • Angels vs. Reds
  • Tigers vs. Twins
  • Royals vs. White Sox
  • Giants vs. Dodgers
  • Phillies vs. Braves
  • Mariners vs. Athletics
  • Cardinals vs. D-backs

Tuesday, April 2nd:

  • Orioles vs. Rayes
  • Indians vs. Blue Jays
  • Rockies vs. Brewers
  • Rangers vs. Astros
  • Cardinals vs. D-backs
  • Mariners vs. Athletics
  • Giants vs. Dodgers

The NHL regular season runs until April 27th, with playoffs beginning on May 1st. With the Stanley Cup up for the taking, the playoff season could skate into the end of June. However, in 1995 the Cup Final ended in four games. For now, here’s your mid-week schedule.

Thursday, March 14th:

  • Florida vs. Boston
  • Pittsburgh vs. Toronto
  • Washington vs. Carolina
  • Chicago vs. Columbus
  • NY Islanders vs. Tampa Bay
  • NY Rangers vs. Winnipeg
  • Phoenix vs. St. Louis
  • Colorado vs. Minnesota
  • Anaheim vs. Dallas
  • Nashville vs. Vancouver
  • Los Angeles vs. San Jose

Friday, March 15th:

  • New Jersey vs. Philadelphia
  • Nashville vs. Calgary
  • Detroit vs. Edmonton

A huge thanks to everyone who showed for Greeley Grindhouse last month, and don’t forget we’ll “Fight Dirty” again this month due to technical difficulties. So, if you thought you missed Sonny Chiba and the great smack TV, no worries, Greeley has you taken care of .

For those new to the blog, Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill hosts Quizzies every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. What’s Quizzies you ask? It’s bar trivia, so grab your friends and test your knowledge.

Have a great week, and we’ll see ya there!