Sunday, February 28, 2010

Comedy this Wednesday, March 3, at 8 pm.

This Wednesday, comedy comes to the North Slope! Stop by Pacific Standard and enjoy a free comedy/music variety event featuring the best of the outer boroughs.

Wade Wilson Experience

Hosted by Calvin S. Cato (Game Show Network, Comix, Naked Comedy Showcase) and Justin Murray (UG Show, Astoria Comedy Competition)


Adrienne Iapalucci (New York Comedy Festival, featured in the New York Times)
Pat Rigby (Gotham Comedy Club, opened for Dave Chapelle)
Rachael Parenta (Portland Comedy Festival, Comix's Please Someone Kill Me)
Luna (New York Comedy Club)
Kevin McCaffrey (TruTV's The Smoking Gun Presents..., writer for Late Show With David Letterman)

With Music By:

Kathryn Zimmer (as heard on the radio!, Spike Hill, Googie's Lounge, Bowery Cafe)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Monday secret special.

Our final January/February secret special is tomorrow: drink two pints of beer, mention the special to your bartender, and get both a Pacific Standard iron-on patch and a Pacific Standard pint glass for free. It's our most lavish special yet, if we do say so ourselves.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Chin Music poetry

Chin Music poetry takes place Thursday with Joseph Legaspi, Aaron Balkan, and Steven Karl. But you should also join us in two weeks, on March 4 at 7 pm, for a reading featuring three fine poets: John Burnside, Ada Limón, and Lindsay Turner.

Renowned Scottish poet John Burnside is the author of twelve collections of poetry, including his SELECTED POEMS and THE HUNT IN THE FOREST, both released in 2009, and seven works of fiction. Burnside has achieved wide critical acclaim, winning the Whitbread Poetry Award in 2000 for THE ASYLUM DANCE, which was also shortlisted for the Forward and T. S. Eliot prizes. Ada Limón is the author of two award-winning books of poetry, LUCKY WRECK and THIS BIG FAKE WORLD; her third collection, SHARKS IN THE RIVER, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions. Lindsay Turner's poems and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in Meridian, VERSE online, The Boston Review, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Now back in stock

are two fantastic bottled beers: Deschutes Black Butte Porter and Russian River Pliny the Elder. Each won't last long, so come by to get your fix soon. The details:

Deschutes Black Butte Porter (Bend, OR; $7/12 oz). Black Butte Porter uses chocolate and crystal malts, crafting a rich yet easy-to-drink dark beer. 5.2%.

Russian River Pliny the Elder (Santa Rosa, CA; $12/16 oz). This double IPA, brewed in tribute to the namer of hops, is a GABF and World Beer Cup gold-medal winning hop explosion. 8.0%.

President's Day secret special

Mention your favorite U.S. President, and get a free Speakeasy pint glass after you drink two pints.

Friday, February 12, 2010

As usual, we'll have the MLB package

and will be showing all the A's games in 2010, plus any other baseball games you come in and ask for, the fact that we have only two screens (but glorious and large screens) permitting. Opening Day will be April 5; we'll have an A's special that day. Come in, mention that you're here to watch the A's game--it's at 10 pm--and get happy hour ($1 off all drinks) all night. Looking forward to what should be a fun season, with a lot of good pitching and some new young talent.

Team Fox movie nights return!

Campy Movie Nights for the benefit of Team Fox return to Pacific Standard on Sunday, February 28th at 2 pm, with The Secret of My Success. The Hard Way follows on Sunday, March 28 at 2 pm. Those watching and drinking for Team Fox will get $1 off all drinks from 2-4 pm.

If you want more information about Miranda and what she's doing for Team Fox, here's a link to her page:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Closed today

because of the snow and other dumb, dumb factors out of our control. We'll celebrate our reopening tomorrow with a return of the Anchor pint glass special: drink two pints, mention the special to the bartender, and get a handsome Anchor pint glass for free.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Great tap lineup right now

including the return of Troegs Nugget Nectar (on cask, no less), Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA on cask, Sierra Nevada Best Bitter, North Coast Old Rasputin Imperial Stout, and Ballast Point Big Eye IPA. It shall be a hoppy, hoppy Super Bowl, if not for Dwight Freeney, then for us.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Another Chin Music poetry night on February 18 at 7 pm.

Please join us for our next Chin Music reading with three fine writers: Joseph Legaspi, Aaron Balkan, and Steven Karl.

Joseph O. Legaspi is the author of IMAGO (CavanKerry Press), winner of a Global Filipino Literary Award. Aaron Balkan is the author of Ben Beatrice, who is the author of VERBATIM: AN INVESTIGATION, or, as it is known by its Christian title, 377 JOKES ABOUT 9/11: A NOVEL. Steven Karl is the author of a collaborative chapbook, STATE(S) OF FLUX, with the artist, Joseph Lappie (Peptic Robot Press, 2009), and forthcoming chapbooks, (IR)RATIONAL ANIMALS (Flying Guillotine Press) and SATURDAY(S) (Scantily Clad Press).

Other poets to be featured this season include Elizabeth Arnold, David Baker, Elaine Bleakney, Aaron Baker, John Burnside, Henri Cole, Ishion Hutchinson, Major Jackson, Alison Moncrief, Geoffrey Nutter, Matthew Rohrer, and Page Starzinger. Series curated by Colin Cheney.

Cal-UCLA today at 4

will be on TV out here after all. So feel free to come by for the game.

Friday, February 5, 2010

J.D. Salinger memorial reading of Franny on Tuesday.

From 6:30-8:30 pm or so on this coming Tuesday, the 9th, we'll be staging a marathon reading of Franny in the back room to celebrate J.D. Salinger (who, whatever snide things you might say about The Catcher in the Rye, was an enormously talented writer). (Zooey might follow if we have time, but no promises.) Come by to hear a great short novel, and sign up to read if you feel so inclined. We'll have the usual $3 pint specials too, so the novel should get better as it goes on. Just don't tell anybody anything.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Smallworld and Thebes

two excellent strategy board games, are now here (thanks for the suggestions, Alice). Come by and ask a bartender for them to get them minty fresh.