Old Nick’s Pub – old time neighborhood bar
by Eric Hairston
Old Nick’s Pub (no relation to Old Nick Williams Distillery) located in the town of Lewisville has a reputation for being community oriented since its opening 3 and ½ years ago. “We wanted to create a community gathering place that is all about fun. It is also important that everyone feels welcome” said one of the owners, Jennifer Hill. Old Nick’s is more than your typical neighborhood bar as it provides different activities every day and supports its members by engaging in charitable fundraising for causes important to their members.
The pub features a restored 100 year old Brunswick bar that seats 9-10 patrons, 2 Brunswick pool tables, 4 dart boards, some table seating, a comfortable lounge area and an outdoor patio. The old fashioned bar and decorations adds to the ambiance and coolness of the place. Old Nick’s has 10 beer taps and likes to feature NC beers. There is also a large selection of bottled beers, wines and homemade Sangria and a full line-up of spirits, including several from NC distilleries. The craft cocktail menu is updated each Spring and Fall and can be found on their website, oldnickspubnc.com. For fun, the pub occasionally hosts liquor tasting events where patrons can try some new things. In an effort to give back to the community, Old Nick’s supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, The Forsyth Humane Society, Family Services of Davidson County, The Forever is Tomorrow Foundation for Kidney Patients and many more.
Weekly events include Monday Night Darts Luck of the Draw, where you play with a partner and have a chance to win the “mystery out” of up to $180. Tuesdays and Sunday nights are reserved for Dart and Pool Leagues. Team Trivia is held on Wednesdays. There can be as many as 12 or 13 teams competing for different prizes and bragging rights! Thursday night is a pool tournament that often draws 16 or more players. Once a month, you’ll find a painting class, where you can get instruction and help completing your own masterpiece. Weekends are filled with music, with Karaoke most Friday nights and local or regional bands playing on Saturdays. Weekly music events never have a cover charge.
A new event for the Pub is a Comedy Night. This month on July 20th Al Yountz and Cooter Douglas will appear at 9pm. Bartender and Comedienne Holly Manus will open the show. This event will have a $5 ticket. Another first this month will be a “Bar Olympics” event held on 3 Sundays, July 15th, 22nd and 29th. It will be fun, competitive and silly just like the other theme events the bar has held, such as the Onesie Party, an Adult Prom, 70’s and 80’s dance parties and of course Halloween.
Don’t miss their community cook-outs, held on Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. Get free hamburgers and hotdogs and bring a dish to share. When I visited this place, I felt very comfortable and with all the weekly events and upcoming festivities, I will be sure to be back.