Little Woodrow’s is cranking out merriment on the North Side with turtle races, bar games and karaoke, along with “pretty darn good food” and plenty to drink.

“We’re the host of the party, and everyone is having a good time,” said Jesse Smith, director of operations.

Opening last October, the Little Woodrow’s at 606 W. Afton Oaks Blvd. is the second; the first at 2535 Babcock Road debuted two years ago.

The bar is open for lunch, and serves up scratch-made eats. General Manager Eric Rogers’ favorites are the hamburgers and the nachos, which are great for sharing and go well with a brew, he said.

“We just believe in positive vibes and everyone just relaxing and having a good time. Nobody else has what we have,” Rogers said.

Children are welcome until 3 p.m., and then the place turns into a “judgment-free zone” where the staff wants patrons to let loose with beer pong, arcade games, putt-putt and the turtle races.

The reptile competitions are 9 p.m. Thursdays, with a heat every hour until 11 p.m. Guests can pick up a card for the turtle of their choice, and if they win twice they are given a token for a free beer supplied by a sponsor.

Patrons have numerous options when it comes to elixirs, with 50 beers on tap and a handful of liquors for mixing and shooting. They can also join the Big Fifty Club, where guests try to drink 50 beers over a period of time to earn a bronze plaque with their name on the wall, as well as a shirt.

“We try to be a little-known secret, and the word is getting out on its own. We love that. We just want to be the place that everyone knows,” Rogers said.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

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