Newsy Newsletter

It’s October!  Welcome to autumn…..the season of changing light, changing colors, cooler temperatures, falling leaves and raking!  And of course, great fun and enticing menu changes at The Main Street Pub.


It’s National Chili Month

We are featuring our Homemade Chili and Cornbread Muffin…’s a slice of heaven that will fill you up and warm your heart!  And introducing a new appetizer….Spicy Battered Cauliflower Bites….lightly fried cauliflower florets in a mild Aleppo pepper seasoned batter and served with our famous ranch dipping sauce….they have been taste-tested and given a huge “thumbs up”…’ll definitely want to try it!  The Harvest Pear Salad……just in time for the fall season….is back!  Arcadian lettuce topped with sliced pears, candied pecans, bleu cheese crumbles, dried cranberries, red onion, fresh Pico, and served with balsamic vinaigrette… tasty and healthy!  Celebrating the autumn season, as we slowly endure colder temperatures, we will be making great fresh soup….so try our Fresh Soup and Grilled Cheese.....your choice of soup and your specially designed grilled cheese… many choices for your enjoyment!


The Bunny Man T-Shirts are in!  We’ve got all sizes, but get them quick as we do sell out……it’s a black t-shirt with a hand sketched bunny man bridge on the front and the legend printed on the back… can you go wrong?  Perfect for gift giving to a special friend or two.


We’ve been told that our winter cocktails are delicious…try one soon….but only for those who qualify…..over 21!


It’s the season of fall festivals…..The Clifton Day 50th Anniversary Festival is October 8…..and it’s being planned as a fabulous event to celebrate the big 5-0!  Join us that day for a great time…take the train (from Burke or Manassas) or park at one of the lots out of town (fund raisers for charities)…..whichever would work for you, and we’ll be open and cooking up a storm for you to enjoy!


It’s party time!!!!  Since we have decorated the pub for the season, we are having a Halloween Party at The Main Street Pub…..October 28th……Dress up in a costume…..for adults only…..starts at 9pm……live music and a costume contest!


October is full of sporting events…..the “boys of summer” regular season ends and the Championship season begins…..we’ll be watching and cheering…..and maybe, just maybe, we’ll see the Washington Nationals in the World Series this year.  Here’s the breakdown:

AL Wild Card - October 3                              NL Wild Card – October 4

            AL Division – October 5-11                          NL Division – October 6-12

            ALCS – October 13-21                                   NLCS – October 14-22

World Series – October 24-November 1


The Washington ‘Skins have started and they are doing very well….only 1 loss in 3 games!  Here’s their schedule for October:

            October 2       8:30 pm                      October 15     1 pm

            October 23     8:30 pm                      October 29     4:25 pm

Let’s cheer them on to victory!!!!

Calendar of Events

October 1:  World Vegetarian Day……we have great items for vegetarians…..salad, cheese quesadillas, our French onion soup is vegetable based, fried pickles….the items are almost endless!

October 2:  National French Fried Scallops Day…..this is your chance to check out our scallops….they are delicious!

October 5:  World Teacher Day…..initiated by UNESCO….give your teacher a “high five” and a big thank you for everything your teachers do for you!

October 6:  World Smile Day….it’s been around since 1999, so give everyone a big smile today…..maybe you can find that yellow t-shirt you once had with the smiley face one it….if you can, wear it today….it’ll bring a big smile to everyone you see!

October 8:  The 50th Anniversary Clifton Day…. it’s a bit of heaven since ’67!  A fun filled day for all!

October 9:  Columbus Day (observed)…..actual day is October 12, 1492….take the day off and spend it with us….we’ll be open!

October 13:  Oops….Friday, the 13th….did you know we have 2 of these a year….this is our last one for 2017!

October 14:  National Dessert Day…..enjoy dessert today in the pub and get $1.00 off.

October 16:  World Food Day…..sponsored by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization.

October 22:  National Mother-in-law Day…..Yes, ladies we should celebrate this holiday……I’m going to remind my new son-in-law, Adam!!

October 26:  National Pumpkin Day….time to carve those pumpkins before Halloween….and this is the day to do it!

October 28:  Haunted Trail…..8 acres of fun and terror in the Town of Clifton…’s a hoot that you will not want to miss.


October 31:  Halloween in Clifton….magical to say the lease….if you’ve never experienced it, you are missing out!  Dress up, sit on the patio, enjoy food and beverages, and give out candy…’ll have so much fun!





All live music begins at 9pm.


Wednesday is now Early Evening Jams…….from 7-9…..just acoustic music….come join us for a soothing hour or two in the middle of the week!


10/7               Andrew O’ Day

10/13             Mike and Chris

10/14             California Bob

10/21             Sarah and Kevin

10/28             Radio NV…..they’ll play during our Halloween Party!


10/25             Karaoke




Did you know that October 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week? 

 Here’s some interesting trivia that initiated Fire Prevention Week:

 There were 2 fires that started on October 8, 1871.  The Great Chicago Fire and the Peshtigo Wisconsin Fire.  Both fires lasted more than 24 hours until they were brought under control.  The loss of life, loss of homes, loss of buildings was astronomical in Chicago and the Peshtigo Wisconsin Fire scorched 1.2 million acres.  Most of us never heard about the fire in Wisconsin because Chicago got all the press coverage at the time.

 Those who survived the Chicago and Peshtigo fires never forgot what they'd been through; both blazes produced countless tales of bravery and heroism. But the fires also changed the way that firefighters and public officials thought about fire safety. On the 40th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America (today known as the International Fire Marshals Association) decided that the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire should be observed not with festivities, but in a way that would keep the public informed about the importance of fire prevention.  The commemoration grew incrementally over the years.

 In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation, and since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls. The President of the United States has signed a proclamation proclaiming a national observance during that week every year since 1925.

 So what does this mean for you?  Practice “EDITH” – “Exit Drills In The Home” on a yearly basis.  Check your smoke detectors monthly; replace the batteries twice a year; replace the detectors every 10 years.

 Visit your nearby Fire Station and discuss how to prevent fires; review your exit plans with the fire personnel; solicit extra advice from them.  They only want you to be safe!


As we enter the final quarter of 2017, we would like to thank all our great customers for their support.  We work every day to make you feel welcome and taken good care of.  We hope you continue to stop by on a regular basis.  October is such a busy month with all the great weather, festivals, & sporting events.  We hope you’ll find a few days to celebrate life with us!


We look forward to seeing you soon and often!  Let’s visit, let’s party, and let’s smile!

Take care, be safe……..The McNamara Clan