The Pink Flamingo


maddon flamingo Chicago baseball Skipper Joe Maddon has many goals in life. One of them surely is to bring a World Series Championship to the northside of Chicago. Another one, as mentioned in a recent press conference, is to own a bar called, “The Pink Flamingo”.

We want to help Joe achieve one of those goals and are renaming Merkle’s Bar & Grill to “The Pink Flamingo” for late in the season or a playoff run. We are also offering Joe honorary ownership of The Pink Flamingo, and will be donating all of the proceeds of its new flamingo drinks sold during this run to Susan G. Komen – Chicago on Joe’s behalf.

“We want to see Joe achieve all of his goals,” said Russell Bishop, GM of Merkle’s Bar and Grill.  “We thought we could support Joe by helping him achieve one of them, hence allowing him to concentrate on his main goal, which is winning a World Series Championship”.

We are featuring specialty cocktails during that duration, one of them being called the Pink Flamingo itself. This drink comes in an inflatable flamingo coaster that’s yours to keep!

Our new Pink Flamingo sign and the interior of the bar, guests will find a five-foot blow up flamingo, plastic flamingo stirrers, pink flamingo lights and much more. There will also be a special seat at the bar that is saved for one VIP guest only.

Joe, we would love to have you on-board and there will be a pink stool at the bar with your name on it!!!

We encourage Local residents, flamingo enthusiasts and baseball fans are encouraged to stop by the new Pink Flamingo in the coming weeks to help celebrate a legendary season and support everyone’s favorite northside baseball team.