On the home page of The Sandbar's official website, at the bottom of the page, there's a link that asks "How much do you love The Sandbar?" and begs for someone to click that link and pour their heart out to us. Sadly, no one ever does.
A Sandbar love letter appeared in our mailbox from a guy named Rob in Pennsylvania, who hasn't been to The Sandbar in eight years but still checks out the website. Here's what he had to say:
I haven't been there since 2000, but looking at the pictures on the website made me almost smell the place, and the person I went with 😉
My favorite story was a night that I didn't want beer, so I was drinking Captain and Coke( I am from PA and no one in the midwest seems to have ginger ale for the Captain.) I decided to try to make a new drink, and the bartender, a guy named Dave, I believe, told me if I made it I had to name it. The drink was A shot of Malibu,a shot of Captain and a half shot of Meyers Dark Coke, splash of Roses and a twist of lime.
I named it the Pennsylvanian. I drank quite a few with Jimmy blaring from the juke box.
The girl I was with more or less carried me out that night. (Mmmmmmmm, now I can smell her!)
Good times in a great place.
Dave actually sort of remembered the drink that this guy concocted. Maybe we'll resurrect it one of these nights in his honor. I'm also going to send him a t-shirt to thank him for sharing his story.