The clinking of cocktail glasses tinkles through Jeffrey's Cafe & Wine Bar as whiffs of baking pastries and grilling sandwiches drift out from the kitchen. Specialty sandwiches and wraps clasp gourmet fixings of wild smoked salmon, fresh vegetables, and melted cheeses; cinnamon-raisin buns, pies, and cakes await pairings with specialty coffee drinks. Red and white wines, beer, and more than 30 specialty martinis make evenings more relaxing than nap on an alpaca.
Beneath vibrant, framed paintings and hanging lights, upholstered chairs and plush leather couches scatter across the café's hardwood floors, and outside, red and green umbrellas shade an expansive patio. In lieu of animatronic banjo players, the cafe regularly hosts live bands and vocalists on weekends.
Ceili's Irish Pub & Restaurant boasts two levels of revelry-inducing real estate outfitted with more than 400 seats from which patrons can enjoy live music, authentic Irish flavours, and frothy beverages. Ceili's preps palates with a hearty drink menu of premium domestic drafts ($6.75) and imported pours including Irish favourites such as Guinness and Harp, each served in a proper drinking glass to evoke the beer's true flavour quality and sweating behaviours ($7.75+).
The Edmonton Capitals, an independent pro team in the new North American Baseball League, chase the North Division title with speedy sprints, awe-inspiring pitches, and backwind-generating swings. Grouponites get to cheer on the Caps from reserved grandstand seats, where they can bring along their own mitts to catch pop flies. In addition to showcasing some of baseball’s most promising talent, this season’s roster includes stars from the big leagues such as former Florida Marlins outfielder Todd Linden. Sporting a .263 average over 70 games, right fielder Tom Collaro has posted 49 RBIs and sent 12 homers to the moon via Pony Express, and former Anaheim Angels pitcher Lou Pote has fanned 90 batters over 85 innings with lightning-speed fastballs. A Thirsty Thursday promotion presented in part by Hudsons Canadian Tap House will keep throats primed for screaming with $3 beers, not included with this Groupon.
An emporium of game-day eats and washer-downers, The Pint is home to hockey viewings, beers, and more than 40 wing-sauce and dry-rub options that run the gamut from mild to extra hot, including such doozies as a wasabi sea-salt dry rub and a mild Red Bull barbecue sauce. Launch into a night of good eats with an order of the stuffed canoes (hollowed potato skins loaded with cheese, bacon, green onions, avocado, and tomato, $10), or opt for a bucket of wings ($10+), tossed in your choice of flavours. Burger-bound patrons will appreciate the extensive bunned offerings, which vary from the demure eight-ounce prime-rib patty ($11) to the sophisticated guacamole, cucumber, and cheddar burger ($14). All of The Pint's burgers are available with either a prime-rib, chicken, or buffalo base. Patrons who prefer their fare plated and prettified can try out roast beef and Yorkshire pudding fancified with a decadent prime-rib demi-glaze ($15) or the fish and chips with a golden pale-ale crust ($14). The Pint provides a fun and festive atmosphere for sports fans or fans of sports fans to catch the big game, sample a new wing sauce, or high-five a stranger for your weekly dose of physical contact.