Ni'be'ile bi'dh bia gan deoch...a meal is not a meal without a drink!

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Jack Quinn's

Jack Quinn's Motto: Ni' be'ile bi'dh bia gan deoch....a meal is not a meal without a drink! Their website is www.jackquinnspub.com

Jack Quinn's was the send-off bar for us Air Force Reserves back in 2005, the night before I departed for Baghdad, Iraq.

I met Melissa (Poorogies) and John and Janice (janicetenile) at Jack Quinn's after I finished my day of teaching young minds at Peterson Air Force Base, and my skin was noticeably red from being exposed on the flight line to the elements...and reveals (as it does every year) my Irish, Swedish, Norwegian and German lack of ability to retain a decent tan! I shall never have one.

Traditional Lord Mike
...nope, just different shades of red!!!!

I thought Melissa was kidding when she showed up with her sister. I have many "sisters" on TB (you know who you are!), but never knew that Melissa was serious. Also, I found out that Mel and Janice were both born in Arizona! And then they moved to Michigan, and now both reside in Colorado. I think that is grand that Melissa and Janice have lived in so many different states together! Also, John is an Arizona native....so chalk a few points up for acowboy, Africancrab, and the rest of the Arizona TravBuddies!!!!

John, Melissa and Janice were exceptional hosts, and allowed me to blab away that I am akin to doing.

John, Janice, and Melissa...Colorado Springs TravBuddies!!!!
In fact, I was blabbing so much about my day, that I looked down, and everybody but me was already done eating! So what is missing out of the food photos are John Quinn's fabled fish and chips....John and Melissa shared a large order, Janice a single order.

John is now becoming acquainted to TravBuddies, or at least the likes of me! Last month John and Melissa brought me to a fabulous Thailand restaurant near the school that Melissa teaches at....and I am STILL waiting for Mel to upload the photos of that meeting! Ahahahhahahahha! Ok, everybody give Poorogies some grief about that, please!!!

John, Melissa and Janice, as I said, were great hosts. We did a serious beer review. I started out with a Smithwicks, Mel and John with a Black and Tan's, and Jan I think an Easy Street? I recall drinking a 1554 and a 5 Barrel, and sampled the 90 Schilling, one of Melissa and Janice's favorites.

Sisters....guess who is oldest?
20 ounce draught pints are $5 USD, and 16 ounce draught pints are $4.50...so twist my arm and give me the extra 4 ounces, please!!!!

John and Mel told me that there is a running race, every Tuesday at Jack Quinn's. The runners meet upstairs, do their run throughout town, and meet back at Jack Quinn's for spaghetti afterwards. What a wonderful way to start out the evening! Fitness first, ending with great food and camaraderie afterwards!

Speaking of food....and now you know how much I rambled on when I was with John, Melissa and Janice...the Shepherd Stew was fabulous, even more so with the host of fabulous beers I was sampling!

I have nothing but great praise for Jack Quinn's, their superb hospitality, their excellent food, and their great beers. If you are in town on a Thursday night, that is when the sing-along band is there...I highly recommend you stop in and join in the chorus!

Lord_Mike says:
No fair...after two days in the sun I shall be red as a candy cane!
Posted on: Mar 16, 2009
Flyinhigh says:
I am pale just now...but after 2 days of sun I will be golden bronze
Posted on: Mar 15, 2009
Lord_Mike says:
Well...you don't have to worry about redness, or spray tans!
Posted on: Mar 15, 2009
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Jack Quinns
Jack Quinn's
Traditional Lord Mike
Traditional Lord Mike
John, Janice, and Melissa...Colora…
John, Janice, and Melissa...Color…
Sisters....guess who is oldest?
Sisters....guess who is oldest?
Such a cute couple!
Such a cute couple!
Uh...is that beer for me???
Uh...is that beer for me???
Not a very old establishment, mind…
Not a very old establishment, min…
Lots of traditional Irish food her…
Lots of traditional Irish food he…
My Shepherds Stew
My Shepherd's Stew
Guess I talked so much, that every…
Guess I talked so much, that ever…
Janice cant wait until I stop yap…
Janice can't wait until I stop ya…
Beer is Food!
Beer is Food!
I shall toast to Lord Mike shuttin…
I shall toast to Lord Mike shutti…
More bars....more beers!!!
More bars....more beers!!!
Ok...I heard that!!!
Ok...I heard that!!!
John, happy with beer in hand!
John, happy with beer in hand!
The bar rail at Jack Quinns
The bar rail at Jack Quinn's
Only 8+ days until St Patricks Da…
Only 8+ days until St Patrick's D…
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Dancing statues
Bronze flowers
Bronze flowers
One of the founding fathers of Col…
One of the founding fathers of Co…
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Cowboy Hank
Cowboy Hank
Cowboy Hank
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