Visitors can sample a variety of beers at Leesburg’s Brew Ha Ha event

August 31, 2011, 1:42 am

At Brew Ha Ha, folks who buy a $10 ticket can taste a different beer at five downtown locations from 6 to 10 p.m. today while seeing what’s new. “If you haven’t been downtown for a while, you wouldn’t know that there have been a lot of improvements,” said Sandi Moore, program manager of the Leesburg Partnership. Take the Magnolia Oyster Bar, 210 W. Magnolia St. Open only during BikeFest in recent years, Leesburg’s oldest bar — built in 1954 — is now open year-round and has added a new menu to the oysters-only bill of fare.

“Now we have wings, Philly subs, quesadillas, shrimp, crawfish and a blue crab cook,” owner Chad Mansour said. Today “we’ll have karaoke on the patio.” Frank’s Place snagged an award from the Leesburg Historical Society for its new 5,000-square-foot patio and 150-seat entertainment pavilion. Frank’s Place, 201 N. First St., is known for its eight pool tables and poker tables in its game room. The band Liquor Box will provide entertainment.

Levi’s Bistro, 114 S. Fifth St., which opened this year, is known for its steaks. Danny and Jonny will provide entertainment. People can try a beer or try their hand at something more creative at Clay Glaze Fire, 609 W. Main St. No studio fees will be charged at the business known for ceramics. Two Old Hags Wine Shoppe, 410 W. Main St., known for wines, beers and cigars, will offer beer specials and games.

Check-in runs from 6 to 7 p.m. at a tent in Towne Square, where those unfamiliar with downtown will receive a map with their ticket. Tickets also will be available in advance at the partnership office, 401 W. Magnolia St. Tickets will be available at any participating business during the day or during the event.

Source: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/lake/os-lk-leesburg-beer-20110826,0,7088256.story


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