Valentine’s Day Pint Glass

We have a new pint glass for Valentine's Day!

Last fall we decided to ask our friends and fans to help us come up with designs for our popular pint glasses, and we've had a great response. Susan gave us fantastic ideas for Thanksgiving and Christmas glasses, and now thanks to Alison, we have a great new glass for Valentine's Day.

Check it out:

Picture 2 We'll be looking for new ideas for St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and eventually, Graduation- so if you have ideas, send them to us! Even if you can't draw, send us your idea and Dave can put it together. You'll be rewarded with a pack of pint glasses, a feature on our blog and our undying gratitude.

Check back tomorrow for a profile on our Valentine's Day designer Alison.

Valentine’s Day Pint Glass

We're not trying to rush through the holidays like the retail sector, we promise. But since our Thanksgiving pint glasses weren't available for purchase until the week of Thanksgiving, we thought maybe we should prepare a little sooner for Valentine's Day.

Our friend Susan gave us some fantastic designs for both Thanksgiving and Christmas glasses, and they were very popular. The last Valentine's glass I remember had two cartoon fish kissing each other.

So, if you've got a great idea for a Valentine's Day glass, we'd love to hear it. You can send us an actual drawing or design, or if you're not artistically inclined, just leave a comment or send us an email and describe your idea. Dave's pretty handy, as you may know, and he actually has a degree in graphic design, so he can create almost anything.

Our goal is to have the glasses in stock by early February, in plenty of time for Valentine's Day gifts for your favorite Sandbar friend. They'd be cute filled with Hershey's kisses and some Bahama Mama toys!

Sandbar Valentine Stories

In honor of the rapidly approaching Valentine's Day (hey guys- it's on Sunday! That's two days away!), we recently we put out a call for Sandbar love stories. We were looking for couples who met or fell in love at The Sandbar, or who shared some other significant milestone in their relationship with us like stopping here before their wedding.

Several of our fans responded with great stories!

Jaime said:

"My husband and I went to The Sandbar on our first date. He told me he
loved me for the first time on a dollar bill on the wall that read
"Bear loves Jaime". We partied there the night before our wedding and
it is still our favorite place to this day! We loves you guys!"

Jaime and her husband visited us just last weekend. We're still looking for their dollar bill…but it might have been covered up by a picture by now. 

Ashley said:

and I met at the Sandbar!! I was a regular, thought Pat was a cutie so
was there ALOT. Bob was always there as I was waiting in line on
Tuesday nights and we just struck up a friendship. He broke the news to
me that Pat was so old (uh, well to a 21 year old it seemed old, now it
seems like a youngin'). Bob's smear campaign worked and he won my

Bob was a long-time bartender/doorguy here (he also played drums with Sellout, for those of you who follow our local cover band). He and Ashley have an adorable baby boy who spend his early days in a Sandbar onesie. While Pat may be sad that he lost out on Ashley, we're all pretty sure he's relieved at not having a baby.

Jacki said:

"I met the love of my life there- there is a dollar bill asking to meet me
in Hawaii to get married- that was our original plan- not with him and
my heart hurts every day."

Unfortunately, not every story has a happy ending, but we were touched to hear this sweet story and know that we were part of it. We're also looking for this dollar bill. 

What's your Sandbar love story? Share it with us in the comments, and read past love stories here.

A Sandbar Valentine Dance by Blair

Blair performed this Valentine's message especially for all his Sandbar fans (except he doesn't really know about it yet). As soon as I saw this personalized video option on my new favorite website, JibJab, I knew Blair was the perfect candidate. As Dave said, JibJab stole Blair's moves for this one. I used one of JibJab's pre-existing heads for the lady so none of our female staff would be embarrassed.

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Valentine’s Day Dance at The Lodge

Even though February just began, Valentine's Day will be here before you know it. Do you have plans with your sweetie?

The Lodge of Baldwin City (also owned by Peach & Ted) is hosting a special Valentine's Day dance, and you're all invited!

  • February 13, 7 pm
  • $25 per person
  • Hors d'oeuvres included

Live music provided by Mark Valentine & The Ticklers- the headline band from the Sandbar's 20th birthday party last summer.

This is a singles and couples dance, so if you aren't bringing your love, come and find one!

Interested in spending the night? Add a motel room or suite to your evening of fun!

  • $99 includes motel room, hors d'oeuvres, and dance for two
  • $149 includes motel suite, hors d'oeuvres, and dance for two

Call now for reservations! You can reach The Lodge at 785-594-3900. You must be 21 or older to attend.

The Lodge is located at 502 Ames in Baldwin City, KS. They also have a lovely new website created last fall by LangfordSevier of Lawrence. Thanks Jacinta & Jesse!