We put out the annual call for Sandbar graduates recently—Sandbar customers who have become regulars in the bar during their time at KU. Learn a little bit about Matt in today’s post.

What’s your favorite Sandbar jukebox song? Which one do you never want to hear again?
Favorite: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Theme Song.
Never to Hear Again: Never heard a song I didn’t like on the jukebox; I just don’t like listening to the same song five times when I’m there. (Editor’s note: Neither do we.) 

Sandbar Graduation Stories: Matt | www.thesandbar.comTell us the funniest moment you remember at The Sandbar- whether it involves you or not.
It was a slow Saturday afternoon right after opening when my girlfriend and I brought in our puppy, a mini-dachshund (weiner dog), named Olive. The crowd was pretty small since the bar just opened, around five to ten people.

We were sitting at the bar enjoying some refreshments, sneaking some popcorn to Olive between sips, when a patron of the Sandbar came up and asked, “Are you happy to see me, or is that a wiener in your lap?”

Remember the first time you came here? Tell us your first impression.
I thought it was a unique bar with a cool theme that made me want to go on a Caribbean vacation. When I had that first delicious Shark Attack surrounded by awesome music and atmosphere I was hooked. (Maybe we should check these drinks to see if they are laced. Just a thought.)

Sandbar Graduation Story: Matt and Kylie | www.thesandbar.comWhat’s your drink of choice? The one you’ll miss the most?
The Bahama Mama with a chaser of Dirty Banana. However, the one I will always miss the most is the JERSEY SHORE. Bring it back!

Tell us what you’re doing after you graduate- sticking around town or moving on to new adventures?
Well, it is time to move on…sort of. I will be close by in Kansas City working at The University of Kansas Hospital completing a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency.

How many hours have you waited in line?
I have probably waited for no more than three hours TOTAL in my eight year college stint. I usually plan to get their early or go in on Saturday afternoon with my girlfriend Kylie and our dachshund Olive when it isn’t terribly busy to visit Coleen. (Coleen loves to give Olive Scooby Snacks and “spill” popcorn for Olive to clean up.)

Gotta love the Sandbar! I will be bringing family and friends there this graduation weekend for tasty refreshments. Can’t wait.

Congratulations, Matt! (And to Kylie and Olive, too.) We look forward to seeing you this weekend.