Cheers from the pub
At Molly’s Pint we are dedicated to building relationships and community through our love of craft beer. As an Irish Brew Pub, it is our mission to cultivate an ever-evolving selection of traditionally styled beer alongside our rotating specialty batches; all beers are proudly brewed on location. Our historical space offers an inviting atmosphere to kick back and enjoy the latest beer, music and events with friends both new and old.
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When Quad Cities native, Nick Blew (Owner, Dungeon & Brew Master), made the move back to Southern Illinois in 2007 from Longmont, CO he also left behind some of his favorite craft breweries and like-minded brew folk. While craft beer was still taking root in the Southern Illinois, Nick anticipated he would soon be starting out on a beer journey of his own. Mining the advice of local CO brewers before his departure, he packed up his brewing supplies and headed east to Illinois.
A year later, Nick met Molly (Owner, Muse & Beer Wench) and their relationship and love of beer began to ferment. After marrying in 2009, Nick continued to refine his craft with Molly by his side. “If we ever start a brewery, you’re naming a beer after me,” she often teased.
Fate would soon make that dream a reality, when a nearby watering hole, known to locals as Marge’s, shut its doors. The couple jumped at the chance to rework the historic Murphysboro building into their vision of the perfect pub. Despite having good bones, Marge’s needed a lot of work to elevate it from one-light-bulb drinkery to cozy brew pub. With restorations underway, Nick continued to hone his skills at Big Muddy Brewing, overseeing production while also observing the ins and outs of a large scale brewing facility.
After much anticipation, Molly’s Pint Brew Pub officially opened its doors to the public on March 24th, 2017. A true family operation, any visitor is sure to be greeted by one of the Blews behind the bar. Nick takes pleasure in educating patrons on craft beer while Molly enjoys talking endlessly on any random topic. Both however, find nothing more rewarding than seeing people of different stripes coalesce over a locally brewed pint. “We have been honored to play a small part in Murphyboro’s recent downtown growth. It’s exciting seeing us and other local businesses thrive and help others find ways to invest in themselves and the city.” Molly says.
The Brew Pub frequently hosts community events such as paint-by-the-pint nights, open mic and poetry readings as well as performances by local musicians. As the only Irish Pub in Southern Illinois, Molly’s Pint is truly one of a kind. “We have an old-fashioned sense of community. You won’t find TVs in our pub, but may find yourself toasting with your pastor at Molly’s and seeing him at church the next day.” Says Mrs. Blew. From their James Blonde .007 Blonde Ale and Russian Imperial Export Stout to their crowd favorite Jalapeño India Session Ale, Molly’s Pint truly has something for everyone.
In retrospect, Molly may not have gotten a beer named after her, but instead a public house the couple and community can enjoy for many years and pints to come!
hours and location
Molly’s Pint Brew Pub is located in the heart of downtown Murphysboro, Illinois. Whether you are a familiar face or visitor hitting the Southern Illinois beer circuit, we’d love to invite you in for a tasting.
Saturday & Sunday 2pm-10pm
12 N. 13th St.
Murphysboro, IL 62966