Graduation pint glasses are here!

Dear Class of 20Sandbar 2014 Graduation Pints | www.thesandbar.com14 members, our latest graduation pint glasses are here!

The much-anticipated items finally arrived today. They’re available with red and blue designs, and you can pick one up (or as many as you want, really) for the low, low price of just $3.

Thursdays are our popular tropical drink night, when you can buy a tropical drink and pint glass combo, then bring your pint glass back for refills any Thursday for just $2.50 per drink.

We ordered two batches of these glasses, so we *should* have enough for all of you. But if not, we can always order more…


Graduation 2014 pint glasses on the way

Good news, graduates-to-be!

We’ve had a few questions about our graduation 2014 commemorative pint glasses, and we’re happy to tell you that these popular items will be here soon.

We don’t have an exact date yet, but as soon as they arrive, we’ll be sure to let you know.

Here’s a look at this year’s design:

Sandbar Graduation Pint Glass 2014 |

No, it’s not totally unique; you may recognize this design from 2011. But it’s good enough to recycle, don’t you think?

We’ve ordered these in both red and blue. So, if you’re still looking for a gift for the graduate on your list, stop by and pick one up!

Design a Sandbar pint glass

We’re amazed by the continued popularity of our pint glasses, and we know lots of you collect them.

It’s hard work coming up with new designs all the time! And often, our most popular pint glasses are the ones designed by customers.

It’s been awhile since we put out the call for designs, but it’s time. We aren’t looking for a specific holiday design this time (but if you have one, send it to us anyway!), but instead we want to start a new series of pint glasses with a special design for each of our tropical drinks.

So, creative types, start thinking. Our rules are simple:

  • Single color, please
  • No licensed trademarks, like a Jayhawk
  • Keep it simple; the design is small

No need to incorporate the Sandbar logo, because that’s on the front of the glass.

We’re looking for designs for the Bahama Mama, Shark Attack, Pink Flamingo, Rum Runner and Dino-Mite for now, but if you have ideas for other designs we definitely want to see them.

If your design is chosen, you’ll get a super-cool Sandbar prize pack with T-shirts, pint glasses and other fun stuff. Plus, you’ll be famous and you can brag about it to your friends.

Email us at with your ideas.

New Year’s Eve Pint Glass

Yes, New Year's Eve is a loooong way away. But it'll be here before we know it, and we want to be prepared!

We've got a lot of Halloween pint glasses in stock right now (why aren't you buying them, people?!) and Thanksgiving isn't too far away, so we're not going to do a special Thanksgiving glass this year. And we've already got a submission for a Christmas glass that we really love, so the next holiday is New Year's Eve. We haven't done a special glass for that holiday yet.

Got an idea? We'd love to see it! Check out last year's Thanksgiving, winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day and graduation pint glasses for examples.

Here's what we're looking for:

  • The design has to be a black and white line art drawing. We only print single-color designs, so a design with multiple colors won't work. Shadows and other shading won't work either.
  • Keep it simple. Remember, pint glasses aren't huge and the design will only be a few inches in size. The design should be fairly basic and not have a lot of tiny detail, and it should also translate well to a small size.
  • You don't need to include the Sandbar name or logo. Our logo will be on the other side of the glass.

Our panel of judges will choose their favorite design that also meets the above requirements. It's also possible that we'll choose more than one. And it's also possible that we might combine elements from more than one design into a new design.

What do you get if your design is chosen? Well, our undying gratitude and fifteen minutes of fame on our blog, for one. We'll also give you a pack of pint glasses and a T-shirt of your choice.

Submissions can be emailed to We're also looking for a custom design for our first tropical drink, the Bahama Mama, so if you've got an idea for that one instead, send it to us.

Disclaimer stuff: submitting your design to us gives us full rights to use it on our websites, social networking sites and merchandise. We'll give you credit everywhere we can, of course.

Halloween Pint Glasses

Recently we asked our fans to submit their ideas for our 2011 Halloween pint glasses. We got a lot of great submissions, and it was hard to choose- so we picked two! Choosing a design is always the hardest part, and we wish we could print everybody's design on a glass.

Here is Mike's design, a tiki head modified into Frankenstein:

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And here is Chelsea's design, a mermaid lounging under a palm tree with various Halloween props:

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Aren't they great?! Our customers do a much better job of designing our pint glasses than we do. Pint glasses are $3 each, and these will be available soon. We'll let you know. Repeat: they will be available soon and are not in yet, so don't come down to buy one or you'll be disappointed. We will let you know as soon as they're here!

And we'll have short profiles of our designers posted here soon, too.