“Happiness is cold pints, hot wings and great friends” is the motto for Jadens’ Pints and Wings, which recently opened in the Five Forks area of Simpsonville. Owners James Day and Noelle Sublett saw a need for a community bar in the area.
“It’s a growing area with new homes and there is no place like it in the area,” says Day. “Most of our customers live around the corner and say they could crawl home if they have to.”
And there’s one drink special that could actually cause that to happen: the Irish Wake. The 33-ounce mug has two types of rum, Blue Curacao and orange juice, which turns the drink green. Jadens’ also offers customers the Mug Club. For a one-time fee, you can drink as much as you want that day and you have $1 off Bud Light and Yuengling beer from then on.
Jadens’ not only serves drinks, but also an extensive menu with wings, burgers, sandwiches and quesadillas. One of the bar’s signature items is its Reuben eggrolls filled with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing for dipping. Another popular item is Irish bleu chips, which are fried potato chips with bleu cheese dressing and bleu cheese crumbles.
But what they really aim to be known for are their wings—“the biggest in the industry,” Sublett says. Jadens’ uses Texas Pete sauces and offers 22 flavors including dry rubs, bourbon and others.
“There’s a little something for everybody,” she says.
Jadens’ burgers aren’t far behind when it comes to menu favorites. The half-pound burgers have all the fixings. The Carolina burger has chili, mustard, onions and slaw and the Tombstone burger is covered in barbecue sauce with cheddar cheese, bacon and onion rings.
You can get fish and chips, a club sandwich, plus the Chicago-style Eisenberg hotdog. It’s a quarter-pound all-beef dog topped with chili, slaw, onions, jalapenos, pickle relish, sauerkraut, mustard and ketchup—just like the ones you’ll find at Wrigley Field.
Day is the main cook. He used to work in retail but wanted to seize the opportunity to offer some favorite dishes to the community and open up a bar. He and Sublett, who is still a full-time physical therapist, looked into opening a Chick-Fil-A franchise, but it didn’t work out. Then they found this location, which is perfect for a pub.
The owners have lined up live music Thursdays through Saturdays and have special nights throughout the week. Monday is family night and kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée. Trivia is on Tuesday nights and Wednesdays feature specials for women.
Sublett and Day say one of their favorite things about the bar business is welcoming back regular customers and business has been doing well.
“We have lots of ideas floating around on how to expand and reach different markets,” says Sublett.
For more, check out our photo tour of Jadens' Pints and Wings.