Monday, 8pm - 11pm, EST
Crystal - Malboro - Mist - W1 - P44

Bards and Brews is a SFW RP venue geared towards hosting and promoting the various bards and bard bands that grace Eorzea with their talents. Our stage is booked weekly with multiple performers for your enjoyment and relaxation, so stop by to hear the wonderful bards and show support for all their hard work while relaxing with a drink from our bar! If you are a bard and would like to perform, please speak with the proprietress for bookings.

Live! On Stage - June 23

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8:009:00Bards of Lightoctet
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10:0011:00Miko Amoritrio

Featured Drinks

Moonlight Muse

This whiskey-based cocktail pays homage not only to our proprietress, F’reyja Nitsah Stormrage, but to her drink of choice.A blend of Twelveswood Moonshine, Simple Syrup, and lemon with orange bitters, served in a coupe glass.

Viera Virtuoso

Honoring our favorite wallflower, the steady presence and reassuring feature at Bards & Brews, our manager and the original bun-bard, Lea Pipkin.One part coconut rum, one part banana rum, and one part cola, served with lime and served in a highball on the rocks.

Aether Charge

Paying tribute to our explosive-loving, gunblade-weilding chef, Valiant Stormrage, this drink packs just as much punch as one of his caster shells.One sugar cube muddled with Absinthe until dissolved, mixed with Davarian Whiskey and bitters, garnished with a lemon peel. Served in a rocks glass, neat.

Drunken Bun

In recognition of the newest member of our staff, Fidelo Muscadette, this drink features his favorite kinds of alcohol - all of them.Equal parts of light, gold, and dark rum, pineapple, lemon, and lime juice, one part passion fruit syrup with half part simple syrup, and a dash of bitters.

Heavenly Eggnog........................................4,000g
A decadently creamy concoction crafted from raw eggs, thick cream, honey, and a healthy splash of a dark spiced rum. A favorite in Ishgard's Vault.
Ginger Cookie..............................................3,000g
A sweet and spicy cookie cut into the shape of a legendary black mage said to have recovered MP by eating the crispy treats.

Specials

Blue Lominsan............................................3,000g
Blue Curaçao, vodka, and white rum mixed with pineapple juice and sweet-and-sour. Garnished with a pineapple slice.
Thavnair Sunrise.........................................3,000g
Tequila topped with orange juice and a sweet pomegranate syrup, gently stirred to give the appearance of a Thavnair sunrise.

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Beer & Ale

Hard Lemonade..........................................2,500g
A hard lemonade, made from fresh lemons from La Noscea.
Spiced Cider................................................3,000g
Hard cider flavored with the finest, imported spices.
Coerthan Mead...........................................2,500g
Smooth, semi-sweet, mead brewed in the Highlands of Coerthas.
Thanalan Stout...........................................2,000g
Dark, oat-stout sourced from Little Ala Mhigo.
La Noscean Ale...........................................2,000g
A malt beer made with fruit from the orchards found in La Noscea.
Twelveswood Lager...................................2,000g
Carbonated beer sourced from Buscarron's Druthers in the South Shroud.
Dravanian Whiskey....................................3,000g
The Goblins' Wheat whiskey recipe aged in teak barrels. Perfected by Rowena in Idyllshire to be suitable for all palates.
Minstrel's Muse Ale...................................3,000g
Bards and Brews' signature pale ale, aged in used, oak whiskey barrels with a hint of orange citrus.

Wine List

Chilled Red...................................................2,000g
A sweet, house red wine.
White White................................................2,000g
A simple, house white wine.
Chardonnay..................................................2,500g
A dry, medium to full-bodied white wine with moderate acidity and alcohol.
Cabernet Sauvignon..................................2,500g
A full-bodied, acidic red wine made with strong tannins that mellow with age.

Non-Alcoholic

Ishgardian Tea.............................................1,500g
Coerthan tea leaves steep in boiled yak milk.
Triple Cream Coffee...................................1,500g
Freshly roasted coffee mixed with three thick, dairy creams.
Hot Chocolate..............................................1,500g
A sweet,chocolatey beverage commonly drunk in the Holy See.

Bar Buy out is 2 million gil or 1 million per hour.
(Any gil or tips given go back in to the venue to pay the bards)


Open Mic Night Rules

The first Friday of every month, Bards & Brews' monthly Open Mic Night is a more relaxed setting providing a completely open stage and RP opportunities:- Bards/Bands are asked to play 10-15 minutes
- If no one takes the stage after you, you may play an additional 10 minutes
- There will be staff present to offer a limited selection of drinks from the bar. Orders should be placed at the bar, table service not provided.
- Time frame is from 10pm EST until midnight, but should the bards wish to continued playing/hanging out, you may feel free to stay as long as you like! (Staff is not guaranteed after midnight)
- RP is encouraged, but not required!


Beer & Ale

Hard Lemonade..........................................2,500g
A hard lemonade, made from fresh lemons from La Noscea.
Spiced Cider................................................3,000g
Hard cider flavored with the finest, imported spices.
Dravanian Whiskey....................................3,000g
The Goblins' Wheat whiskey recipe aged in teak barrels. Perfected by Rowena in Idyllshire to be suitable for all palates.
Minstrel's Muse Ale...................................3,000g
Bards and Brews' signature pale ale, aged in used, oak whiskey barrels with a hint of orange citrus.

Mixed Drinks

Rolanberry Daiquiri...................................2,000g
Frozen rolanberry puree mixed with rum, sugar, and a hint of lemon.
Limsa Lominsan Iced Tea.........................2,500g
Equal amounts of vodka, rum, tequila, triple sec, and gin with a hint of lime juice and the sweet flavor of cola.

Wine List

Chilled Red...................................................2,000g
A sweet, house red wine.
White White................................................2,000g
A simple, house white wine.

Snacks

Dark Pretzel.................................................2,000g
A traditional Dunesfolk bread twisted into a knot and sprinkled with coarse-ground salt.
Rolanberry Cheesecake...........................6,000g
Rich cheesecake slathered in a sticky, sweet rolanberry compote.

Non-Alcoholic

Ishgardian Tea.............................................1,500g
Coerthan tea leaves steep in boiled yak milk.
Triple Cream Coffee...................................1,500g
Freshly roasted coffee mixed with three thick, dairy creams.


Meet Our Staff

F'reyja Nitsah Stormrage
F'reyja is the proprietress of Bards and Brews. As a bard, she wanted to create a lounge where fellow bards could come to perform and receive support - both in the way of eager listeners and monetary compensation. She'll usually be behind the bar, but sometimes she may grace the stage with her songs.


Valiant Stormrage
Valiant is the chef at Bards and Brews. He uses his culinary talents to prepare savory comfort foods to please your palate and he shows off his talents as a bard when he takes the stage to perform music to sooth your soul. Friendly and outgoing, if you're up for a chat, he'll gladly lend you an ear.

Miko Amori
Miko weaves enchanting stories through song and verse. At the lounge she's happy to serve you from our bar or kitchen or serenade you from our stage. Though she is currently on a sabbatical, she hopes to return to the venue in the near future and resume her role as waitress and bard.

Lea Pipkin
Lea is the manager and co-owner of Bards and Brews. He is F'reyja's business partner as well as a highly accomplished bard. He'll either be behind the bar, serving tables, or you may even see him on stage enchanting patrons with his soothing melodies. He also frequently plays in New Gridania throughout the week.


Fidelo Muscadette
Previously owner of The Drunken Bun, F'reyja accepted Fi's offer to help out anyway he could when she found it challenging to keep up with the ever-increasing business. Most nights you'll find him serving tables, but if you see him having the occasional drink, don't worry, the proprietress knew what to expect when she hired the drunken bun.


Our Colleagues & Friends

Here you will find links to the pages of the closest colleagues and friends of the Bards and Brews Lounge!


Patron Rules

- Please be respectful of all patrons, performers, and employees (OOC and IC)
- Tips for the bard should be given to the proprietress, which will be given to the bard at the end of the performance
- Please stay off the stage unless you are one of the performers and it is your turn to play or it's open mic night and it's your turn to perform.

Performer Rules

- Music is Bard's choice! Whatever you or your band would like to play is what we want to hear!- Payment is by length of set:
- 90 minute set - 750,000 gil + tips
- 60 minute set - 500,000 gil + tips
- 30 minute set - 250,000 gil + tips
These rates are for bards and bands, regardless of number of band members. (EX: if you have an octet and play for 60 minutes, you will receive 500k total).- The proprietress will announce you before you take the stage, after the previous performer finishes.- The proprietress will collect your tips and hold them until your set has ended and you have left the stage. The House receives 15% from any tips. You will receive your tips in addition to your pay at the end of your performance.- Performers can apply for a slot up until one (1) hour before the lounge opens. There will be 3-8 open performance slots, depending on length of each performer's set.- Performers are allowed to wait in the lounge among the patrons until their time to play. All performers receive free drinks.


F'reyja Nitsah

Bard - Proprietress of Bards & Brews Lounge"Life has many moments - all moments have a song."

Repertoire

Game

  • Kass's Theme (LOZ: Breath of the Wild)

  • Lost Woods (Legend of Zelda)

  • Midna's Lament (LOZ: Twilight Princess)

  • Ballad of the Goddess (LOZ: Skyward Sword)

  • Great Fairy Fountain (Zelda)

  • Song of Storms (LOZ: Ocarina of Time)

  • Kaepora Gaebora (LOZ: Ocarina of Time)

  • Gerudo Valley (LOZ: Ocarina of Time)

  • Mask Healing (LOZ: Majora's Mask)

  • Aryll's Theme (LOZ: Wind Waker)

  • Dragon Roost Isle (LOZ: Wind Waker)

  • Ballad of the Windfish (LOZ: Link's Awakening)

  • Life at Garreg Mach Monestary (Fire Emblem)

  • Passion (Kingdom Hearts)

  • Toss a Coin to Your Witcher (Witcher)

  • Dragonborn Comes (Skyrim)

Modern

  • Radioactive (Imagine Dragons)

  • Believer (Imagine Dragons)

  • Fireflies (Owl City)

  • Make You Feel my Love (Adele)

  • What a Wonderful World (L. Armstrong)

  • Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars)

  • Shape of You (Ed Sheeran)

  • I'll be There for You (The Rembrants)

  • All of Me (John Legend)

  • Paparazzi (Lady Gaga)

  • I Want it That Way (The Backstreet Boys)

  • Backstreets Back (Backstreet Boys)

  • Love Story (Taylor Swift)

  • Mean (Taylor Swfit)

  • Baby One More Time (Britney Spears)

  • Counting Stars (One Republic)

Movie & TV

  • Misty Mountains (Lord of the Rings)

  • May it Be (Lord of the Rings)

  • Into the West (Lord of the Rings)

  • Concerning Hobbits (Lord of the Rings)

  • I see Fire (The Hobbit)

  • Song of Durin (The Hobbit)

  • Once Upon a December (Anastasia)

  • Overture (Phantom of the Opera)

  • My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)

  • You've Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story)

  • Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Sleeping Beauty)

  • Never Enough (The Greatest Showman)

  • A Thousand Years (Twilight Saga)

  • Tale as Old as Time (Beauty and the Beast)

  • A Whole New World (Aladdin)

  • Squid Game Main Theme (Squid Games)

  • Superman Theme (Superman)

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Anime

  • Merry-Go-Round Life (Howl's Moving Castle)

  • Welcome to the Wind (The Cat Returns)

  • The Name of Life (Spirited Away)

  • Always With Me (Spirited Away)

  • Again (Fruits Basket)

  • Lost in Paradise (Jujutsu Kaisen)

  • Sadness (Naruto)

  • Nezuko's Theme (Demon Slayer)

  • Green Bird (Cowboy Bebop)

  • The Real Folk Blues (Cowboy Bebop)

  • Brave Soldier Boy (Avatar the Last Airbender)

  • Secret Tunnel (Avatar the Last Airbender)

  • Moonlight Legend (Sailor Moon)

  • Moon Revenge (Sailor Moon)

  • Brothers (Bratja) (Full Metal Alchemist)

  • Again (Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

  • White Reflection (MS: Gundam Wing)

Classical

  • Fur Eloise (Beethoven)

  • Moonlight Sonata (Beehoven)

  • Nocturne Op. 9 (Chopin)

  • Cannon in D (Pachelbel)

  • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies (Tchaikovsky)

  • Aria (Bach)

  • Claire De Lune (Debussey)

  • Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (Bach)

  • Sonata No. 16 (Mozart)

Folk & Celtic

  • Irish Rain

  • Irish Rover

  • The Wellerman

  • Come Sail Away

  • Sleeping on a Doorstep

  • Sakura, Sakura (Cherry Blossoms)

  • Molly Malone

  • Skye Boat Song

  • Barrett's Privateers

  • Old Maui

  • Spanish Ladies

  • Irish Jig Medley

  • Morrison's Jig

  • When Irish Eyes are Smiling

  • An Irish Blessing