Have you seen some Pub Patrons with handmade Beer Mugs? Well, those people are part of our Mug Club.
Every year a limited number of patrons become part of our most select customer base by becoming Mug Club members. The mugs are handmade by Gulf coast potter Stephen Dark and are between 19 and 24 ounces. If you are a Mug Club member you get your larger mug filled for the same price as a 16 ounce pint!
The Mugs are very cool as you have seen but if you are a frequent drinker at the Pub it also saves you money. Drink more than few times a month at the pub and the savings on those 3 to 6 extra ounces really add up. Almost every draft beer under 9% ABV is eligible for Mug Club fills (including Cask Ale). A few very rare beers like Cantillon are not eligible. We do special discounts and Free fills throughout the year for Mug Club members and now that we are using Mailchimp as our email list server you will see more of this!
What you get for $60 plus tax
- The handmade ceramic mug: you come in and choose it. Obviously the larger ones go more quickly so come early for the best selection.
- $1 off a growler fills have your mug with you to show you are a member. Always mention it to the bartender before they ring you up!
- Reservations for Tables on the balcony for sporting events and busy nights. You’ve seen reserved signs on tables at the pub? Those are likely Mug club members that emailed me ahead to reserve tables.
- Order food from the balcony bartender. you don’t have to walk down the stairs to order your food.
- Mug Club appreciation nights…good things planned for this year (Hint: Polly’s cellar) & now that we are on Mailchimp we can email JUST to mug club members.
Renewals deadline is July 1st
Existing members have until July first to renew their memberships. Renew before June 16th and we will fill your mug with any Stone beer we have on draft Free! Sorry no free cask fills.
When you come in to select your mug we will ask you to bring your old mug with you. The old one is yours to keep but this is a way of letting any new staff know you are an existing member.
Please provide us with the email you use for our email list when you renew that way we can update our records. Our new email listserver allows us to maintain separate lists now which means Mug Club members will be able to look forward to special offers and advance notice of Mardi Gras rental spaces. We have tried to do this in the past but it was just too cumbersome with our ever growing email list. Mailchimp has made this task easy.
New members accepted after July 1st
New members are accepted based on how many people do not renew. Every year we add a few spots to the list and about 15% of the Mug Club members move or don’t renew. The result is that while we have some changeover; those spots don’t last long!
To add your name to the waiting list, go into the subscriber preferences section of any email we have sent YOU. Check the box that indicates “Mug Cub Waiting list”. We will send out an email when the spots open up and they will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Its rare that spots are still left in the fall or at Christmas so if gift giving is in your mind don’t wait.
Stuff I have to say…
- Mug club membership is a privilege. The Pub reserves the right to cancel any members membership without refund if the customers behavior or treatment of our staff does not meet minimum standards. Refunds will not be given to customers whose behavior has resulted in temporary or permanent barring from the pub.
- Mug club memberships (Mugs) are not “loan-able” to friends or family. Memberships( Mugs) are transferable to friend if the original member moves out of town. Please email us to let us know this is happening so we can correct our records!
- Mug Club Renewals are always in the summer, regardless of when you purchased your Mug.
- Replacement mugs are available for $20 while supplies last. Please bring in the broken pieces of your mug to swap it out. please understand that replacement mugs may not be available but that a broken piece it enough to get you into the exclusive Mug Club Bottle shares.
Mug Club is only open to customers on our mailing list. Fill out the subscriber preferences to indicate you want to be put on the waiting list.