Expanded Bar!


In case you missed it, we recently expanded our bar area adding more draft beer lines and giving ourselves a bit more space. It’s been a long time coming.  The demand for craft beers in the Annapolis area has been growing substantially over the last few years and we figured y’all needed someone to step up to fill the void.

The new bar area gives us lots of great new options. We now have twenty draft lines – 19 craft beers lines and 1 red sangria line – that will be rotating on a regular basis. We will continue to try to bring unique and interesting beers to Annapolis that you can’t find at very many other places. We will also make sure that the beers remain accessible and freaking delicious. We also have more room for liquor and wine now which means you’ll see an expanded cocktail list and an expanded wine list in the next few months. So keep an eye out for that.

At the end of the day, we think it’s a pretty solid change. Sheila is sad that the tree and the umbrella are gone, but we think she’ll get over it. Dave is sad that we couldn’t fit in 9000 more draft beer lines, but we think he’ll get over it. Isaias wanted Patron Silver on tap, but we vetoed that idea. And our bartenders wanted to make the entire restaurant one big bar, but we vetoed that too. We think you’ll be happy with the change, but there is only one way to find out. Cheers!


We Are Open for Business!


Good news, everyone! We have full power, a fridge stocked full of food and a full bar! It’s nice and toasty in here, so if you don’t have power come on down and join us for lunch or dinner (or both). Hope everyone made it through the hurricane safe and sound. 


Evolution Pint Night! October 17th

It’s time for another pint night, ladies and gentlemen. We’re staying local, as we often like to do, and pairing up with Evolution Craft Brewing Co out of Salisbury, MD. The brewery is pretty sweet and they make some killer beers.  We have a fantastic lineup of Evo beers for your drinking pleasure.  Here are the details:

Wednesday, October 17th
4:00pm – 9:00pm

The beers:

Lot #3 IPA
Lot #6 Imperial IPA
Rise Up Coffee Stout
Jacques au Lantern Pumpkin
Menagerie #7
…and a yet to be determined cask!

The good people from Evolution will be here with cool swag and prizes.  Don’t forget that Happy Hour is 3pm – 6pm, so come early and get $2 off any of these delicious beers.

Draft Punk Cask!

Mark your calendars for…TOMORROW! We just got our hands on a pin cask of Draft Punk, our tasty house IPA and we can barely contain our excitement. The fine folks up at Oliver Ales in Baltimore brew this beer for us and it’s not too often that we get a cask of it. Needless to say, we’re excited.

Here are the pertinent details:

When: Friday, September 28th at 5pm

Where: Punk’s Backyard Grill in Annapolis

What: Cask of Draft Punk, a 7% IPA brewed in Baltimore

Who: You and me and Sheila and Jon and Ronnie and Dave and Rob and Kate and Jacque and Steve and Marisa and a bunch of other cool people

Why: Seriously? Where else are you drinking a tasty cask on a Friday night in Annapolis. NOWHERE.

And here’s a cool video from our first Draft Punk brew day EVER!


Punk’s Named to the Top 10 Cheap Eats in the United States!

In case you were looking for a reason to celebrate, Punk’s Backyard Grill was named as one of the “Top 10 Cheap Eats” in the United States by Fox News! We were lucky enough to be named alongside some of our favorite restaurants like Big Star in Chicago, Mission Chinese Food in SF and Pok Pok in Brooklyn.

So cheers to you, all of our great customers who have supported us over the last 3.5 years. Here’s to many more good days ahead!

Here’s one more link to the article. Click, read, then come join us for a bite to eat and a beer asap!  http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/08/06/top-10-cheap-eats-in-united-states/

Pint Night With Dawson’s Liquors! Thursday, July 26th, 4pm – 8pm

We’re back at it with a fresh pint night for ya!

We will be teaming up with Dawson’s Liquors, serving up two of their collaboration beers for a mere $4 each. The beers we will be pouring, in addition to our regular lineup, are Monk Czech and The Big D. Monk Czech is a Czech pilsner fermented with Belgian yeast, made in conjunction with Old Dominion Brewing in Delaware. The Big D is a double IPA brewed with orange peel, lemon peel and orange blossom honey, brewed at Oliver Ales in Baltimore. Both of these beers are limited and they won’t be around for long. The Dawson’s folks will be on hand with prizes and whatnot for your enjoyment.

The event will run from 4pm – 8pm on Thursday, July 26th at Punk’s Backyard Grill.

Dueling Casks from Flying Dog on May 17th at Punk’s!

We’ve teamed up with the good folks from Dawson’s Liquors and the fine people at Flying Dog Brewery to put together what is guaranteed to be a killer event.  The Dawson’s crew and the Punk’s crew have each created our own, unique cask conditioned beers at Flying Dog. We chose the base beer, chose all the cask ingredients and we’re debuting both of the beers on Thursday, May 17th starting at 4pm. You can try them side by side and crown the champion.

Not only will it be a killer event, but you’ll be able to try two incredibly unique beers that won’t be available anywhere else, ever. That’s pretty swell, eh? And where else are you going to get delicious cask beer in Annapolis? Nowhere. And I’d put good money on the Flying Dog crew bringing some swag for the people, since they’re good like that.

To top things off, just because we like you, we’re going to offer 10% off all food purchases and $4 pints from both casks while they last. Can’t beat that deal. So let’s show this town that we love real beer and kill some firkins.

Don’t Forget, It’s Our Birthday

Give Dave a hammer and a cask, and you know good things will happen.

In case you missed the evite (just kidding, there was no evite), we’re throwing a monster party this Tuesday, January 31. It’ll be an all day bash where we tap ten local beers and a cask, give you fine people happy hour prices all day, and offer 10% off any food purchases.  What can we say, we’re excited to celebrate our third birthday.

So don’t miss it.  All of your favorite people will be there.  You’ll meet up with old friends, meet new friends, support a local business, have a delicious pint, and score a killer burger (plus more) for 10% off.  Deal? Deal.

This looked like a fun party, eh?

And in case you missed our previous post, here is the list of beers that’ll be on draft.

Flying Dog Kujo Coffee Stout

Stillwater Stateside Saison

Heavy Seas Black Cannon

Evolution Lot 6 DIPA

Oliver’s Bourbon Barrel Aged William’s Winter Warmer

DuClaw Hellrazer IPA

Brewer’s Art Ozzy

Brewer’s Alley Nut Brown Ale

Evolution Rise Up Coffee Stout

Oliver Ale Winter Wolves

Cask Punk