On one Saturday evening of every month, we jollify for free at McCaa’s Tavern from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm with live music, food, drink and colonial tavern games like Shut the Box and Nine Men’s Morris. Stop by and enjoy a glass of Shrub, a popular drink in colonial America.
What is Jollification
What does jollification mean? It is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as: an enjoyable activity or celebration and is also referred to as merrymaking. Taverns throughout colonial America were filled with patrons enjoying their favorite beverage, games, entertainment and lively conversation.
Live Entertainment (Free)
During each Jollification we have live music. Entertainment is varied, from local jam bands playing a host of popular hits, to a pirate orchestra singing and playing some spirited tunes. Events Calendar
Food & Drink (Available for Purchase)
Food and drink are available for purchase during each Jollification. The type of food served can vary from month to month. Wine and beer are available as well, a nice way to raise your…spirits.
18th Century Tavern Games
We have a variety of tavern games to play and members of our interruptive staff are available to teach you. Games like Nine Men’s Morris, Shut the Box and Brother John are just a few favorites.
You’re probably wondering…what is shrub? It’s not like the bushes that adorn landscapes around the world. Shrub is a beverage, typically derived from fruit and consisting of sugar, vinegar and alcohol. Depending on the season we have apple, pineapple, pear, pumpkin, and strawberry shrub.
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