The Grey Lodge Pub is helping beer enthusiasts celebrate Philly Beer Week once again, this time by recreating the game show “Let’s Make a Deal.”
Participants in Friday’s game were asked to identify any items they would want to trade for a prize. Anyone who didn’t bring something they were willing to part with was given a coaster with a drawing or marking that would make it distinguishable. The clues were then written on pieces of paper.
When the round started, game show host and Grey Lodge owner Mike “Scoats” Scotese pulled from the piles of clues and the corresponding person would come forward. The contestant would then get to choose from box one or box two.
Friday’s sponsor was Sly Fox Brewing Company and most prizes were merchandise with the company’s logo. Zonks, or booby-prizes, consisted of used scratch-off lottery tickets, bubbles that were missing the wand and other less than desirable objects.
While the game is of repetitive format, the host, DJ and, “lovely assistant” did their best to keep things interesting. They dished out jokes, jabbed at audience members and the assistant, a bearded young man, came out in a dress during round two.
Although Philly Beer Week ran officially from May 31 to June 9, if you missed out on the fun, events are still occurring through the end of the month and into July. A full listing of events and participating locations can be found on the Philly Beer Week website.
Shanice Richardson is a student reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods, the publication of Temple University’s Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab.