Want to Sell Your House Quick? Offer $1,000 in Free Beer!

This would be a cool place to live, except maybe Friday and Saturday nights...

Melanie Gravdal was fed up with the tepid market for her Glenview, Illinois townhouse, so she decided to up the ante.  Gravdal lives across the street from Grandpa’s Place, a pub that’s been in the community for 113 years.  She thought it wouldn’t hurt to add a $1,000 gift certificate to Grandpa’s into the package, and she was right – viewings of her home have increased 300% since she did so. 

I’m not sure the $1,000 would thrill us beer geeks thought.  According to a review of Grandpa’s Place, the tap selection is as old school as the pub itself:

Seeing as how Grandpa’s Place is a pub, you better bet Guinness is on tap. Also available on tap is Bass Ale, Harp, Killians Red, Leinenkugel, Blue Moon and Miller Lite. Grandpa’s has a selections of bottles (Rolling Rock, Coors Light, Heineken and Hacker Pschorr) as well as a full bar with wine.

Still, while the beer selection is weak, there’s something cool about having $1,000 to blow at the pub across the street, and the trip back home would be a breeze!




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4 Comments on “Want to Sell Your House Quick? Offer $1,000 in Free Beer!”

  1. September 19, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    I’d only drink the Hacker-Pschorr, especially if they had the Helles! Hope the street’s not too busy or has a crosswalk, it’d be hell trying to cross otherwise. I live two blocks from my neighborhood bar, which is on a busy street, and it’s near impossible to get across sometimes without the stop light.

    • September 19, 2011 at 11:53 am #

      And if it’s tough on the way there, it’ll be full-on Frogger on the way home!

  2. September 19, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    I’ve been to Grandpa’s. It’s a nice indoor/outdoor sports bar & grill; food & drinks, with an awesome atmosphere & wonderful staff, conveniently close to the Amtrak/Metra train station. Perfect for commuting to/from downtown Chicago. I’ve had a lot of good times there. ~Neferast~ https://twitter.com/Neferast

  3. September 19, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    & No..the street’s not busy. It’s actually a quiet neighborhood. Most of the the traffic at that location are train passengers.

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