Located right in the heart of downtown Princeton, at 930 North Main Street, a Friday night at The Barrel Society finds patrons enjoying hand-mixed cocktails and cold draft craft beers, while their staffs spins vinyl records and classic horror movies play on the tavern's TVs. Guests tend to mingle on their newly expanded back patio or play table shuffleboard under framed posters from metal concerts.
This purveyor of fine ales, lagers and spirits feels more like a welcoming clubhouse than a small-town tavern. In keeping with this cozy small-town attitude, they're running a special benefit this weekend to help a notable neighbor in need.
Two weeks ago, Jay Schneider, the owner of Princeton's legendary movie house The Apollo Theater, was severely injured in a sledding accident, which led to him requiring an emergency spinal surgery. To benefit the Schneider family during this challenging time, The Barrel Society will be donating $1 form every 4pk of beer sold, $2 for any bottle of wine or whiskey sold, and $2 form any Growler filled through Sunday (1/31).