New this year: Chiefs watch parties

Have you met our new bartender Britt? He’s a great guy, and a football fan, and he’s hosting Chiefs watch parties at the Sandbar this season. The first one last week was a big success!

Normally we don’t open until 5 on Sundays, but on Chiefs game days the doors will open 30 minutes before kickoff.

Drink specials include:

$3 Kansas City Ice Waters
$2 Cans of beer (12oz)
Plus $1 Shots of Fireball every time the Chiefs score!

The watch party Sept. 25 will also feature a taco and nacho bar, so come down early for some food. Plus, games and prizes!

Live music lineup for this year’s block party

Disco Dick and the Mirrorballs

More block party news!

We have a familiar lineup for this year’s two-night block party. Everyone loved the bands last year, so why change it?

Friday, August 12:
Perennial favorite party band Sellout! will headline Friday’s show, around 9:30, after local favorites Heavy Petty open up around 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 13:
Disco Dick and the Mirrorballs are back for the Saturday night set. Kim and the Quake will open the show around 5 p.m., followed by Thunderkat around 7 p.m.

And don’t forget about the VIP kickoff party on Friday night, with live music from the Crumpletons inside Sandbar Subs from 5-7 p.m. Tickets for the VIP party are now available at Sandbar and Sandbar Subs. More info is available here.

Announcement: VIP Block Party Kickoff

Block Party VIP Kickoff 2016

Big news, friends!

We’re holding a VIP kickoff party before this year’s block party extravaganza begins!

The VIP party takes place on Friday, August 12, from 5-7 p.m. inside Sandbar Subs, across the street from the Sandbar. The Crumpletons will provide live music at the party, and complimentary refreshments will be available from 5-7 p.m. Your VIP party ticket also includes wristbands for admission to the beer garden for both the Friday and Saturday night block parties—the wristbands alone are a $10 value.

Tickets are now available at the Sandbar for $15 each. The price goes up to $20 each on August 1, and a limited number of tickets is available.

What are you waiting for?! We hope to see YOU at our VIP party!

Let’s go to the races!

Sandbar Subs hermit crab races

Family Night is back! Our friends across the street at Sandbar Subs hosted several fun events last year for families, and they’re back this summer with more creative and fun ideas.

This week, join us for hermit crab races at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 7. Sandbar Subs installed a “crabitat” several weeks ago that is home to a number of hermit crabs. Kids are fascinated with them. On Thursday, they’ll host crab races with the in-house crabs, or you can bring your own hermit crabs.

Dave’s little boy is especially excited for this event! Two new hermit crabs recently joined the family—they were a birthday gift for mama from Peach and her grandkids. Stop by on Thursday to see how Jojo and the second crab (yet to be named) stack up to the competition.

RSVP on Facebook for the races, and you can also watch a cute video by some of Peach’s grandkids to learn more about hermit crabs.
Hermit crab

When I grow up…

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? An astronaut, firefighter, ballerina or teacher? Or maybe a doctor or a farmer or a super hero?

We’re going to help you live out those childhood fantasies with a party organized by our friend Caroline.

On May 4, bring yourself down to the bar from 6:30-9 p.m. dressed up as what you wanted to be when you grew up. And you may have noticed that this shindig is on May 4….which means we also expect a few Luke Skywalkers and Han Solos to show up. (May the fourth be with you!)

A $10 donation is requested which benefits Relay for Life of Douglas County and supports programs both local and national. Or, buy your ticket in advance here.

Your ticket gets you access to door prizes, snacks, party games—and group karaoke. Because it’s the Sandbar, and that’s what we do. And, there’s prizes for the best costumes, as voted on by Facebook fans.

We hope you can join us, because after all: who doesn’t love costumes and supporting a good cause at the same time?!

Bullet points:
Wednesday, May 4
6:30-9 p.m.
The Sandbar
$10 ticket cost, pay at the door or in online in advance

If you rebuild it, they will come

Our favorite local pet store, and one of our favorite local businesses run by some of our favorite local people, is reopening this weekend!

Pet World suffered an awful fire last May that devastated not only the owners and staff, but the entire Lawrence community. This weekend is the much-anticipated grand reopening of the store.

We’re super excited to be involved in the special private unveiling party on Friday night from 6-8 p.m.! Pet World sold almost 900 t-shirts as “tickets” to the private party. Dave created a special tropical drink for the event, and longtime bartender and Pet World customer Coleen will be there to serve it up.

If you didn’t purchase one of the special “rebuilding team” t-shirts, don’t worry—you’ll get to see the store bright and early on Saturday morning!