Last week, we put out a call for graduating students who love the Sandbar. Our next 2011 graduate profile is Kirstie. Read what she has to say about the bar below. Are you a Sandbar graduate this year? We'd love to hear your story, too!
What's your favorite Sandbar jukebox song? "Margaritaville"-Jimmy Buffett. I mean, who can't have a good time when that songs on!?
Tell us the funniest moment you remember at The Sandbar, whether it involves you or not. Funniest/weirdest moment I remember off the top of my head was when a friend of mine got hit on by a much older guy on a bachelor party…and it was the GROOM! To win her affection, he made a rose out of a napkin and offered it to her in exchange for a kiss…which she gladly delivered and he took full advantage of. Luckily, her sober friend (aka me) rescued her.
Remember the first time you came here? Tell us your first impression. My first time at the Sandbar was on my 21st birthday. I was in awe of the place and spent a majority of the night there. I experienced my first hurricane on the bar and had Dave as a bartender. It was a perfect night at the Sandbar.
What's your drink of choice? The one you'll miss the most?
My favorite drink is the Bermuda Triangle and I will definitely miss that one the most!
Tell us what you're doing after you graduate. I am not entirely sure what my plans are after graduation… move to Singapore, become an acclaimed romance novelist, solve world hunger…much to be decided! I will miss the Lawrence Sandbar a lot, though! It's my favorite bar in town! (Thanks!)
How many hours have you waited in line? I have probably waited 45 minutes at most to get in to the Sandbar. I would wait an eternity though…much worth the wait!
Last week, we put out a call for graduating students who love the Sandbar. Our next 2011 graduate profile is Kylie. Read what she has to say about the bar below. Are you a Sandbar graduate this year? We'd love to hear your story, too!
What's your favorite jukebox song? The Proclaimers, "500 miles." I was in there once and while sitting at the bar on a busy Saturday night, everyone was yelling that song and Dave was leading the choir. I like being able to sing along with the jukebox and no one judges. The whole room is dancing and singing, you may not know the person next to you but you will join in singing together.
Tell us the funniest moment you remember at the Sandbar. On St. Patty's day, my best friend, who was an Irish dancer for many years, was dancing in the middle of the room. I could not help but laugh because she always seems to do that in bars after a few drinks.
Remember the first time you came to the Sandbar? Tell us your first impression. The first time I came there I was amazed at how it looked on the inside. The salt water tanks are pretty cool and the first time I was there one of the fish when I was standing next to the tank followed me and just stared at me. It made me slightly uncomfortable so I had to move, but now when I go in I have to go and see him. The atmosphere is so much better than any other bar I have been to. (Thanks!)
What's your drink of choice? The one you'll miss the most? I think the question is, what drink won't I miss the most? I love them all! I do my best to get a different one each time I am there to try and find a new favorite, but they are all so good. But I think if I had to pick one, the dirty banana shots are to die for! I have a collection of rubber ducky's and sharks in the apartment, along with several beaded necklaces.
What are your plans after graduation? So far after graduation I have no big plans. Job searching currently but who knows where the road will take me.
How may hours have you waited in line? Hardly any, i always get there early enough before the crowd shows up to enjoy the night. Thanks for all the fun and memories this year!
Last week, we put out a call for graduating students who love the Sandbar. Our next 2011 graduate profile is Tess. Read what she has to say about the bar below. Are you a Sandbar graduate this year? We'd love to hear your story, too!
I'm at 2011 graduate and I am your NUMBER 1 customer!
What's your favorite jukebox song? Lion King- Circle of Life. No one expects Lion King to come on. At first everyone is quiet and is in awe of the song choice and then everyone ends up belting out the song. It's all about the shock effect.
Tell us the funniest moment you remember at the Sandbar. Of course this moment happened during a hurricane. My friend Meg had a full tray of popcorn and got so excited and threw the tray over her arms, popcorn going every which way on random people.
Remember the first time you came to the bar? Tell us your first impression. First time I came in I thought it was like a MCDONALDS FOR ADULTS. Toys, toys, toys.
What's your drink of choice? Jersey Shore because of the sweet Kanye Glasses. I wear them on sunny days. It really helps shade the rays.
What are you doing after graduation? After I graduate I'll be in Kansas City interning at KCTV5.
How many hours have you waited in line? The hours I WOULD wait would be indefinite.
Last week we put out a call for 2011 graduates and customers to feature on our blog. However, when employees graduate, they have no choice- a story about them will appear here whether they like it or not. Bartender Andrew is graduating from KU this Sunday. Here's a little more about him and his time at the Sandbar.
When did you start working at the Sandbar? When I was 7-ish. (This is true. Andrew's mom opened the Sandbar, and he was mopping the floors as soon as he was able.)
What is your favorite thing about working at the Sandbar? Working with Dave Johanning
What's your funniest memory? A girl approached me while I was working the door. She was with a group of guys. It was 1:30 a.m. and I informed them that the bar was closing and they could not come in. The guys did not care but she started getting upset. She starting coming at me, slapping me a few times. By this time the guys had hold of her and were pulling her back. Apparently it was her 21st birthday.
She started screaming at the top of her lungs, as well as crying, saying "I hate you, you are not nice, how would you feel if the door guy would not let you in on your 21st birthday!?!"
I told her to give us her number and I would let her know in a year…as I was 20 at the time.
What's your favorite or least favorite song on the jukebox? Favorite is "Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff; least favorite is the Little Mermaid CD.
What's your favorite shift to work? Saturday,9 to Close
Worst thing that ever happened on one of your shifts? I gave a group of guys a lemon drop shot (which is a shot of citron with a lemon covered in sugar)….turns out I put salt on the lemons….they were not happy.
What are your future plans? Working for KU Athletics in the Marketing Department, while getting my MBA in Finance
If you see Andrew, be sure to congratulate him on his graduation!
Last week, we put out a call for graduating students who love the Sandbar. Our first 2011 graduate profile is Kristina. Read what she has to say about the bar below. Are you a Sandbar graduate this year? We'd love to hear your story, too!
My name is Kristina, and I am a senior from Palos Verdes, California.
he Sandbar is my absolutely my favorite place in Lawrence! It combines the small, college town feel with a little taste of home for me.
From the moment I discovered the Sandbar it has been my home away from home, and my first choice for any night of the week. While the weekends are always fun, it is those random weeknights where the bar has a mix of locals and college students and the oldies on the jukebox that I will always remember!
We've even named our favorite fish, Gilbert!
My drink of choice is the Pink Flamingo! And of course, a Dirty Banana shot of the surf board!
I don't know where life after graduation will take me (here's hoping for a job in Vegas!) but I know the Sandbar will be a part of every visit I make back to Lawrence! I only hope I can be as fun as these guys when I get older! I'm sure they Sandbar song will be stuck in my head for the rest of my life — Meet me down at the Sandbar, HEY!