Friday, May 02, 2014

Stella's Lounge Celebrates 4th Anniversary With Famous Burgers For Only $4, FREE Games, Old Rip Van Winkle and Limited-Edition Beer And Cider

Written by  Paul Starr
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Stella’s Lounge will celebrate four years as one of Grand Rapids’ favorite watering holes on Thursday May 8 by offering its famous giant stuffed burgers for only $4 along with special draft releases and the opening of a hard-to-find bottle of Old Rip Van Winkle bourbon.
In addition, $1 from each burger sale will be donated to Well House, which helps provide safe, affordable housing to the homeless.

The celebration runs 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. with limited-edition Stella’s punch cups and beer and cider releases throughout the day. All of Stella’s classic arcade and pinball games also will be set to free play for the day.

“Stella’s and its owner, Mark Sellers, have been great partners for us in our very important work of getting people off the street and into safe, affordable, permanent housing,” said Tami VandenBerg, executive director of Well House. “We need as many folks as possible to join us in our fight to end homelessness, and BarFly is a great example for other business owners and community members in his on-going generosity towards our evidence-based organization.”

What: Stella’s Fourth Anniversary Celebration

When: Thursday, May 8, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: Stella’s Lounge, 53 Commerce Ave., Grand Rapids

  • $4 Burgers (both beef and veggie) served with Chronic Fries
  • 7 p.m. bottle release of Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr, 1-ounce pours while it lasts
  • Limited-edition Bill Murray Stella’s Punch Cups
  •  $3 Jack Daniels Honey
  • Free video games all day
  •  Limited edition beer and cider tappings:
  • 11 a.m. Perrin Hopwood (Imperial Stout aged in Woodford Reserve barrels)
  •  3 p.m. Dragon’s Milk Reserve (stout aged in Heaven Hill barrels with chilies)
  • 6 p.m. Founders Sweet Repute (wheat wine aged in maple bourbon barrels)
  • 9 p.m. Vander Mill Cyser Van Doom (cider aged in Founders Doom barrels)

About Stella's Lounge:

Since opening in 2010, Stella’s Lounge has sold almost 100,000 burgers. In 2012, GQ Magazine named Stella’s burgers the “Best Burger in America.” In 2014, Stella’s burger was voted best in Grand Rapids by Grand Rapids Magazine readers.

“We wanted to find a way thank the Grand Rapids community for their support and give back at the same time,” said Mark Sellers, owner of BarFly Ventures. “Last year we sold about 1,200 burgers on our anniversary, I would love to see that translated into a $1,200 donation this year.”

About BarFly Ventures:

BarFly Ventures was founded by Grand Rapids native Mark Sellers as a holding company for his award winning pubs which include: HopCat – Grand Rapids, HopCat – East Lansing, Stella’s Lounge, Grand Rapids Brewing Company and McFadden’s Irish Saloon. In 2014 BarFly will open HopCat – Broad Ripple in Indianapolis and HopCat – Detroit in the Midtown neighborhood. BarFly is a leader in sustainability and waste reduction with a company-wide recycling and composting program diverting more than 90 percent of its solid waste from landfills.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.