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How to Throw The Best Super Bowl Party

The Super Bowl comes once a year, and it’s a great opportunity to invite your friends and family over for a party! After all, whether you’re a die-hard football fan, or you just like to watch the commercials, there’s something for everyone at a Super Bowl party. We’ve got some tips and tricks to help your big game event score big points with guests, so read on! Get Ready for the Big Day As with any party, you’ll want to clean up before your guests arrive. Make sure surfaces are cleared off and bathrooms are in good order, and don’t forget to leave essentials like soap, hand towels, and toilet paper easily accessible. Decorate with team colors and set up seating arrangements ahead of time to make sure everyone has a spot with a clear view of the game. You might even consider setting up an area in another room for children or non-fan [...]

The Super Bowl – A Quick History

It's the most expensive advertising slot on television, and the second biggest day for food consumption after Thanksgiving. It’s when millions of people around the country - and the world - tune in to watch two of the greatest teams go head to head on the football field. It's the Super Bowl, baby! And we're here with a brief history of the big game, along with some tips on the best place to catch it this year. Origins of the Super Bowl During the 1960s, the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL) competed against each other for fans, players, and support. In 1966 these gridiron rivals competed against each other in a highly promoted event with a pretty clunky name, the AFL-NFL World Championship Game. The owner of the AFL proposed calling it the Super Bowl instead, and the idea caught on fast. In 1967 Super Bowl I took place [...]

Live Music in January | Lawrenceville

Don't miss out on the fun with live music every Friday and Saturday at McCray's Tavern in Lawrenceville! Friday, January 10th: Marty Manous Saturday, January 11th: Greg Fortune Friday, January 17th: Bob Zawada Saturday, January 18th: Brian Atha & BA acoustic Friday, January 24th: Jake Brown Saturday, January 25th: Bobby Groove Moose

It’s Time to Bring Back Your Golden Envelopes!

Don't forget your golden envelope! Guests who dined with us in December received sealed golden envelopes with their meal. Bring them in today (no peeking!) and find out what's inside. We're giving away discounts, gift cards, and free food, and everyone's a winner during our annual golden envelope event! Bring in your sealed envelope any time from now through February to redeem the hidden prize inside and win big! And don't miss out on future promotions like this one! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for specials, events, and updates, and remember to tag us in your photos on social media!  On February 2nd, it's time to kick back at McCray's with a cold one and catch the big game on the big screen. We'll have all your fan-favorite foods, from loaded nachos and buffalo chicken rolls to wings, burgers, and tacos, plus cold craft beer, wine, and specialty cocktails. With events like game [...]

What You Should Know About The Winter Solstice

The days are short this time of year, but there’s an end in sight to these gloomy winter days. The Winter Solstice falls on December 21st, and it marks the longest night in our yearly rotation around the sun. After the solstice, we'll see the slow return of more daylight, and before you know it, winter will be over. Today, we have everything you need to know about the Winter Solstice! What is the Winter Solstice? Due to the earth’s tilt and the sun’s position over the northern hemisphere, it gets dark earlier and earlier. This continues until the Winter Solstice, when the sun is farthest away. At this point, it will slowly start to get dark later, until the Summer Solstice. Historically, this was a time for people to start hunkering down in cozy spaces to await the coming spring. For centuries, people have observed the “return” of the Sun after the longest [...]

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at McCray’s Tavern!

Spend New Year’s Eve on the Historic Square in Lawrenceville! On December 31st, your favorite neighborhood bar and grill is going all out for some Gatsby themed fun to kick off the new decade! Join us at all our McCray’s Tavern locations for a FREE midnight buffet and complimentary countdown toast! It’s going to be a night filled with Jazz-era elegance, Great Gatsby glamor, and all things Twenties-- and we want you to be there! Join us as we count down to the New Year in Lawrenceville, Midtown, and Smyrna! Meet your friends and raise a complimentary champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight. With a free buffet featuring all your favorite bar bites, plus a live DJ and cocktail specials at each location, we’ve got everything you need to keep the energy going all night long! For extra festive fun, dress the part and come in your favorite flapper garb. After all, the [...]