Adult Swim Block Party

The Adult Swim block party made a big splash on our block last year, and we're excited that they're back this year with a Ragbag of Jollification! (Not really sure what that means, but it sounds like fun.)

This year's Adult Swim Carnival will feature Pusha-T and DJ Rick Geez. You won't find them on our jukebox, but you can find them in on a stage in front of our bar.

  • When: Thursday, April 14
  • Time: 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
  • Where: 8th & New Hampshire

The event is free, and in addition to live music there will be prizes and games with names like Convict Escape, Flunko and Balloonicorn Blowout!

You can RSVP on Facebook, or visit to find out more. The event is open to all ages, but Adult Swim says their content is not. Also, be aware that alcohol will not be allowed in the street.

Hope to see you there!

Aftermath of the Adult Swim Block Party

What a great night!

Last night was the Adult Swim Block Party in downtown Lawrence, and we were impressed with the crowd that came out on a Monday night! One of the members of the Adult Swim crew told us that their staff estimated attendance of around 4,000. That's amazing, way to go Lawrence!

All day long, downtown Lawrencians watched as giant inflatable characters took over the block of 8th Street between Massachusetts & New Hampshire. The party started around 6 pm with games and prizes and live music to follow.

(Picture below posted on Twitter by Jeff, otherwise known as @webology, friend of the Sandbar)

We were pleased to provide hospitality for The Whigs before their set. They hung out upstairs for awhile, and our fake beach served as their dressing room. They even took a picture of it and posted it on their Twitter account.

A steady stream of customers came through the bar and partied on the patio- it wasn't nearly as crowded as a St. Patrick's Day or our anniversary party last summer, but it was a fantastic crowd for a usually slow Monday night.

I was lame and didn't take any pictures last night, but here's one I found on Twitter that was posted by @johnkary, taken from the patio of the Sandbar:

Adult Swim block party from the Sandbar on Twitpic

The music was over at 10 p.m., the stage was dismantled, and the street cleaned up. These people are professionals- we laughed about how the teardown compared to ours last year after our anniversary party. (Ours took forever. We dawdled and talked and laughed.)

We would love to see this become an annual event. In fact, it would be awesome if downtown Lawrence had a block party every month…

Were you there last night? What was your favorite moment? Email us your pictures or add them to our Facebook fan page


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Adult Swim Block Party

We love a good block party, especially when we don't have to do the work.

Tomorrow night (Monday, April 19), Adult Swim presents a free block party at 8th and New Hampshire. The block in front of the Sandbar will be closed most of the day for setup, and the party starts at 6 p.m. It includes carnival games, prizes, free t-shirts, and other surprises.

The event is geared towards the college-age crowd, but it's free and open to anyone. 

And there's music! Live performances by Motion Potion and The Whigs are sure to entertain the crowd.

No alcohol is allowed in the street, but there are several bars on the block with patios, including us. We aren't extending our patio area to be any larger, but there's plenty of room for a few folks on our patio, and we'll definitely have the windows open.

The event is open to all ages, but you must be 21 to enter the Sandbar.

RSVP on the event's Facebook page, and we'll see you tomorrow night! 

(Previous post about this event can be found here.)