About five or so years ago, Pete and I were out and about on a mid-week St. Paddy’s Day holiday. We were sitting in my house drinking god-knows-what and both came to the conclusion, “Hey, we need some car bombs right this fucking moment.” We weren’t in the mood to actually go buy supplies and make our own, so we went down to a place that makes probably the least sense for this type of drink: The Elbow Room in Grand Rapids, MI.
This is a tiny ass bar right off the expressway and kind of in the middle of nowhere, if I’m being honest. We had more of a history of drinking White Russians there than anything Irish, but at the time, it seemed like a great idea. The Elbow Room was surprisingly busy, even for a drinking holiday. We ordered our drinks and were shocked with they handed us two GIGANTIC shaker glasses of Guinness to go with our shots. Being the professionals we are, we shrugged our shoulders, dropped in our shot glasses and drained our drinks.
And we’ve done car bombs almost every year since then, even from across the country. This year, we captured the experience for your enjoyment. We also decided to spice up the bombs a little bit with some barrel aged craft beer and a few other mods to the classic drink. Enjoy!