For the first time your friends at 3 Minute Record will bring our ever-expanding record collections to the Stagger Inn...Again in Edwardsville, Ill. to spin some tunes.
From 10 p.m. until the clock strikes 2:00 a.m., the writers who call this little website home -- Scott Allen, Bart Darnell and Jeff Fields -- will venture out from behind the computer and meet and greet with our readers in real life. We'll also talk to anyone who wants to drop by and say “Hi.” If there is a particular song you'd like to hear, please feel free shout out your requests in the comments below.
If for some reason you've never been the Stagger Inn...Again, located at 104 E. Vandalia, is an Edwardsville landmark. First established as the Stagger Inn in 1974, the bar was re-established in 1985 after a short stint as a sports bar - hence the tag "...Again." The current incarnation of the bar celebrated its 25th anniversary a year-and-a-half-ago, but the space previously served as the home of Elsie’s Uptown Lounge. In fact, the bar is the site of the oldest continuously operated drinking establishment in the city. With its classic decor, the bar boasts an original back bar that dates from the early 20th century. Containing the signature “Old Heidelberg” bar mirror, the back bar is valued for both its rarity and history.
So, please come on out tonight and enjoy a nice, cold Stag or try the daily beer special. While we provide the tunes, order from their late night menu and enjoy a late dinner from the kitchen or sample something new from their excellent beer selection of domestics and imports -- all in a smoke-free environment. If you're feeling playful take a turn on their unparalleled shuffleboard table.
If you can't make it out be sure to check out their Facebook page to see what's on the daily lunch and dinner specials or who is listed on the birthday chalkboard. The bar offers live music five nights a week and we encourage you to get out and support the local and national touring acts that take the stage.