Laurier Among 10 Best Canadian Universities For Nightlife

Laurier Among 10 Best Canadian Universities For Nightlife

Big congratulations to Wilfred Laurier University on being one of the top 10 universities in Canada for nightlife!

This is according to an article by Huffington Post’s – Canada’s #1 site for the rankings and reviews of Canadian universities.

WLU is one of ten other Canadian universities that were selected by for having the best dining and nightlife after surveying over a thousand students. In addition to selecting the top ten universities for partying, also selected the bar most popular among the students of each university.

Chainsaw is honoured to be listed as the #1 hotspot for WLU students!

According to,

“Good entertainment and even better company make Chainsaw the place to be in Waterloo.”

We couldn’t agree more.

Looking forward to many more years of partying with KW students.

And remember – Don’t stop believing.

Read the full post here: The 10 Best Canadian Universities For Dining And Nightlife


KW Oktoberfest: A Brief History from Chainsaw

KW Oktoberfest: A Brief History from Chainsaw

Being that our fair city of Kitchener-Waterloo houses an abundant amount of students, the sight of drunken mobs stumbling down the street shouting at cabs isn’t new. But this week you may find a little more vomit on your front lawn. And whoever’s lawn that was, I’m sorry. The sauerkraut didn’t taste any better the second time.

It’s Oktoberfest! The nine-day festival where Germans (and KW’s Funny Hat Clubs) can celebrate their heritage. I know that when I think about the history of Germany, Oktoberfest is the first thing that… well, almost the first thing that comes to mind.

It’s like St. Patrick’s Day, but rather than saying “Kiss me I’m Irish”, you can say “I’m German, try my sausage.” And instead of everyone pretending they’re a little bit Irish, a number of us in KW are actually a little bit German, somewhere down the line. The German population is very large in our area – it’s because of this that KW is responsible for the second largest Oktoberfest in the world. Wondering where the largest one is? Go back to school.

Oktoberfest began in the early 1800s when Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese. The whole of Munich was invited to the 16-day party the crown threw in anticipation of the wedding day. Two hundred and some years later, the massive party has continued nearly every year. It’s only been cancelled due to things like war and cholera epidemics.

Did you know that Kitchener was once known as Berlin? The name was changed during World War I. Since Canada was an ally/bitch of Great Britain, a vocal anti-German minority wanted to change the name. Anyone who wanted to keep the name of their town the same was considered a traitor to Canada. After a vote virtually no one participated in, the town was named after Britain’s Minister of War, Lord Kitchener. 

Fascinating, eh? 

Since the German population of Kitchener was so large, they were able to keep the Oktoberfest tradition going after leaving Europe; traditions such as Uncle Hans, Miss Oktoberfest, the parade, and of course the German outfits  – the Dirndls, Lederhosen, and those hats with the feathers. Can you believe that this celebration of German culture/drunk fest has been going on for over two centuries?

Sure, what you’ll become most familiar with at the festival halls isn’t German culture, but over-priced beer and food, half of which seem to end up on the floor – judging from the state of my shoes. But hey, who doesn’t love a little tradition?

When you get tired of the chicken dance, remember that you can spill beer on your shoes here at Chainsaw, and for much cheaper


This article was written for Chainsaw by Greg Johnson

Can You Name the Ingredients in Jägermeister?

Can You Name the Ingredients in Jägermeister?

Jägermeister has always been a curious drink. It could be the mystery shot you took last weekend that ultimately made you forget your night. Or it may be your kick-off-the-night Jäger Bomb essential.

However you willingly or unwillingly take your Jäger, no one can deny that the liqueur has a flavour of its own. At 70 proof, that’s 35% alcohol content, Jägermeister contains 56 natural ingredients of herbs, spices and fruits.

If the drink wasn’t badass enough…

The word ‘Jäger’ means hunter in German.

Wait, did we say natural? Yep, made from natural ingredients, which is lucky for any Jäger Bomb regular. We hypothesize that the magic of a Jäger Bomb comes from the fusion of natural ingredients with the most chemical substance legally sold for consumption – Red Bull. Remember this blog when your many years of Jäger Bombs burn a hole through your stomach lining: it wasn’t the Jäger!

Which brings us to the ingredients. There are 56 of them. Can you name even one? If you can, good for you! Come out to Chainsaw and celebrate your intellect by destroying it with, you guessed it, Jäger!

For everyone else, which of these ingredients are used to make our unique and powerful friend Jäger?



Star Anise


Orange Peel


Okay, it’s all of them. Pretty crazy!



Ginger root’s full-flavoured oils are behind much of Jäger’s spiciness.


Cinnamon sticks have a familiar dessert and pumpkin spice latte flavour that you may not have recognized in your last shot.

Star Anise

Star anise is a much more identifiable ingredient, especially if you’ve ever sampled absinthe.


What is cardamom? Jägermeister names it the queen of spices, describing its flavour as sweet, fresh, and flowery. Funny–that’s exactly how we would describe the taste of Jäger…

Orange Peel

Orange peel is in there too. Not to be confused with an actual orange, it’s just the peel in your Jäger. After all, the peel is the best part!

Want to see if you can taste any of these ingredients in your Jägermeister? Join us on Wednesdays for $4 Jager shots, and Thursdays for $5.25 Jager Bombs.

Just think, if you only knew the other 51 ingredients you could begin making your own!

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