A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg
Believe it or not, the Uptown Lounge (3126 State St.) is celebrating two years in business tonight. First opened during Fiesta 2012, this fun, friendly place has quickly become a clean, comfortable neighborhood hangout spot for locals and visitors who want to get away from the rambunctious crowds of downtown, with an all-ages clientele that is a refreshing change from many local hot spots.
We watched the World Cup finals there last weekend, so I can personally attest that this is a great place for sporting event viewing. They have loads of seating indoors and outside, and multiple flat screen TVs visible from almost every corner. They also recently opened their own kitchen featuring an outdoor pizza oven (very tasty), as well as simple pub food.
The July 18 anniversary celebration theme is “Party Through the Decades,” with guests encouraged to rock the night away in their favorite clothes from their favorite decade. Grab those tie dye tees, spandex neon brights, bell bottoms and go-go boots and get ready for live music from DJ Quizo, who will spin songs from each decade:
9 p.m. – 70’s
10 p.m. – 80’s
11 p.m. – 90’s
midnight – 00’s
1 a.m. – Today’s
On non-anniversary nights, Uptown Lounge has well-priced strong drinks, pool tables, ping pong tables, and features live music from local pianists on their baby Grand. They run daily drink specials, including Bloody Mary Sundays, and ladies Thursday night with half off drinks for women They also feature live music from local bands, as well as D.J. nights, a nice outdoor patio, Monday Night Football/Monday Nigh Trivia, Tuesday Open Mic Night, and once a month Whiskey Wednesday tastings and Wine Tasting Thursdays.
We’ll be back soon. Cheers!
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When she’s not busy working as the editor of Santa Barbara SEASONS, Cocktail Corner author Leslie Dinaberg writes magazine articles, newspaper columns and grocery lists. When it comes to cocktails, Leslie considers herself a “goal-oriented drinker.”