Thanksgiving Pint Glasses

Thanksgiving is almost here! Where did this year go?

Earlier this month, we asked for ideas from you, our loyal customers, about the designs you'd like to see on our popular pint glasses. We didn't get a huge response, but we did get a few great ideas.

Our Thanksgiving pint glasses won't be here until Monday, but we love the design so much we don't care.

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The Sandbar logo is on the other side of the glass. Dave created the artwork for this one, based on ideas that came from our friend Susan and man on the street Pat.

Stop by next week and add a Thanksgiving pint to your collection of Sandbar glasses! And watch for our winter/Christmas themed glass coming soon, followed by a Happy New Year glass.


For the last five days, we've been asking the question "what are you grateful for?," and many of you have answered.

Thanksgiving is just a day away, so here's a list of the things our friends are grateful for this year. Some are silly, some are serious, but all of them are important.

  • I'm thankful for my boyfriend's mother who loves to cook, so I don't have to on Thanksgiving Day!
  • As a woman I'm thankful for living in America & having the right & opportunity to be equal & succeed!
  • I'm grateful for the multiple Tuesday evenings I spent at The Sandbar
    drinking $1.50 Sapphires on the rocks and having singalongs with people
    I didn't know. And trying to feed the fish popcorn through the glass.
    Ahhh $1.50 anything Tuesday….so choice.
  • I'm thankful for my husband, daughter, and especially for the fact that I still have a job in this economy!
  • To have Sherron and Cole back.
  • I'm thankful that it's the small things in life that make me the happiest.
  • I'm thankful for you, Sandbar, and your fruity cocktails!
  • Lawrence, KS during basketball season!!!!
  • Your delicious cranberry and vodka that I had last Friday from you guys!
  • I am grateful to have survived the last year stronger & happier
    than I could have thought possible. Sometimes the worst events of your
    life can end up being the biggest blessings. I am lucky to have such
    incredible friends (new & old) in my life. The Sandbar has
    certainly served as the back drop to many of this years "moments."
    Thanks Sandbar!
  • I'm grateful for the Sandbar – that is when I get a chance to go there!
  • I'm grateful for the "shark attack".

There you have it- this year's gratitude list from Sandbar fans.

As we're driving to visit family for the holiday, we'll be putting together a list of things about our staff that we're grateful for this year.

And one last thing: if you're sticking around Lawrence this year for Thanksgiving, stop by. Coleen will open the bar around 7:30.

What Are You Grateful For?

Thanksgiving is upon us, so I thought this would be a good time to stop and think about what we're grateful for this year.

Something we are really grateful for is our wonderful staff. This is the longest period of time we've gone with no turnover that I can remember. Hayley mentioned last night that she is the "newest" member of the staff, and she's been working here for over a year. They all say they won't leave unless they move away or they're dragged kicking and screaming out the door.

And of course, we're grateful for all of our customers and friends. Many of you have been loyal to us for many years, and we appreciate it!

What are you grateful for?

Leave a comment and tell us. Be silly or serious. Maybe it's something personal, or something big. We'll compile all the responses and post a list next week to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Finger Puppets

We just ordered some brand new drink toys! We've never had these toys before (that I remember anyway), and they'll be here in time to celebrate Thanksgiving.


(Image from Fun Express)

Everyone seems to really like the finger puppets whenever we decorate drinks with them, and we're trying to take advantage of the toy variety that the holidays provide. 

Speaking of Thanksgiving…usually we are open for business that night for all the Lawrence locals who need to escape their families. However, it depends on what our staff is doing and if someone wants to work. We'll keep you posted. 

See what's happened in Thanksgivings past. Maybe whoever works this year will renew the old tradition of counting the dollar bills on the wall.