Chef’s Specials, Jan 13-15, 2017

Deviled Eggs Special

Weekend Specials for 1/13/17 to 1/15/17

 

=Soup of the Day=
Japanese Steakhouse-style Green Onion & Mushroom Soup => $6
*not vegetarian

=Robert Johnson’s Deviled Eggs=
smokey, southern-style deviled egg appetizer => $6

=Ca C’est Bon!=
cajun crawfish etouffee over rice => $13

This Week in Beer: The Brewery Party

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Labor Day Weekend is behind us!  (insert jaw dropped cat emoji here) And as we *hopefully* move into fall and cooler days, Loosey’s is going to be ramping up on special events.  Please stay tuned for lots of Fundraising, Festing, and general Rocking and Rolling in one way or another.  It’s going to be a VERY exciting fall!

This week we have TWO brewery parties.

So – what is a Brewery Party?  It’s pretty simple actually –  a brewery comes to us and says, “Hey Loosey’s, we appreciate your business and we  want to reward your customers for drinking our beer.”  And then we say, “That’s awesome, let’s do it!”  And that, rather less than exciting exchange (ha) is how a ‘Brewery Party’ is born.

So what do we have planned this week?  Let’s get to it.

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Brewery Party #1  – Wednesday 9/7, 7p-9p (during Burger Night) – Founder’s Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, MI)

Featured Brews: 

*ReDANKulous Imperial Red – A big, bold 9.5% Imperial Red IPA.  We’ll be doing 10oz pours! Hop Heads will love this beer.. and it’s in the specialty category so we can’t get this all the time, try it while you can!
*Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale – A well balanced, high alcohol (8.5%) Ale that isn’t for the faint of heart.  This beer has some ass behind it, but it’s completely worth it. and we love this beer!
*Mosaic Promise Smash IPA – It gets its name from two simple ingredients: Mosaic hops and Golden Promise malt. Sometimes less is more…

So the deal is you buy a pint (or 10oz pour) and the brewery will award you handsomely with a pint glass or other amazing free piece of (swag) merchandise.  Now doesn’t that sound like a great deal?  I thought so.

Founders Website

founders beer

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Brewery Party #2 – Friday 9/9, 8p-10p – Magic Hat Brewing Company (South Burlington, VT)

Featured Brew:

MMagic Hat Jack Blackagic Hat #9 – it’s fruity, it’s delicious, it’s approachable.  It’s the perfect craft “gateway” beer for people who might not like IPAs or other styles that can tend to be very strong and bitter.  But really, it’s great for sipping on the Loosey’s porch… and Jack Black likes it (see picture) and he seems like a guy that likes to drink beer.  So… trust Jack Black (and me) and drink #9!  Bonus points if you do it on the Loosey’s porch!

It’s also the 9th month on the 9th day AND it’s the Beer of the Month, so we thought it was a swell day to get you guys some glassware to take home.  Same deal as before, buy a pint (for only $3.50) and the brewery reps will be here to give up the goods (until they are gone, of course, then you’re out of luck).

Magic Hat Website 

 

*Supplies are not unlimited, get here on time.

Comment or email us if you have any questions.. Otherwise, see you there!

 

Brace Yourself, A Long Weekend is Coming

Before you say ‘See ya later, summer!’ and start drinking pumpkin spice lattes, go out with a bang and hang out with us this weekend.  There’s sure to be at least one reason to make your way downtown and directly into Loosey’s.  Check out all the awesome happenings below!

(Writer’s Note: This is a long post, but it’s cool! – I promise they won’t all be this long, we just really have that much going on this weekend and it’s really exciting! There’s even a sweet tip you might be interested in if you’re planning on going to any football games this year. Plus my bubbling excitement… what’s not to love?)

Thursday: Open Mic Night

Open Mic ThursdayIt’s both the 1st of the month AND the first Thursday of the month, so of course we are kicking off our Labor Day festivities with a little Open Mic Night.  If the weather man is right, it’ll be a Hurricane Party (ok fine. “Tropical Depression”) too.  And you know everyone loves a hurricane tropical depression party.  

Friday: Free Rock Show

Show 9-2-16 poster tnIt’s the night before the first home game which if you don’t already know, is a night game.  This is important because now we can all acknowledge there is no reason for you to stay home Friday night. I don’t want to hear any excuses.  You’re coming out.  And you’re coming downtown.  I know this because Midtown is going to be.. well, all “midtowny”.  Avoid the sloppy, over served crowds and head downtown for an adults night out – we have a rock show at Loosey’s.  And it’s free!

The other bands are awesome too, but the Honorable Mention goes to Wolf Face. I’ve seen them at FEST and loved the set, but this is the first time they’ll be playing at Loosey’s (woo!) so please come out and show them some local love!  They are such a FUN band!  I repeat, it’s FREE!

Saturday: – Football & Karaoke

Football Saturdays tnAre you ready for some GATOR FOOTBALL!!!!!!  It’s been a long year and we’ve earned this!! And if you bleed orange and blue like I do, it doesn’t matter if you have tickets or not, you’re going to be watching the game somewhere… Funny, I know just the place (ha).

*Last minute edit:  Could this game be rained out? Let’s hope not!!

Pro tip:  If you got tickets, there’s a Gator Aider stop in Lot 10 directly across the street from us.

Grab a pint and some grub while you wait for the bus to fill up (and take advantage of all the street parking that is available on Saturdays)… Take the bus back downtown after the game and fill up on burgers and karaoke.

I’ve done this many times and it works out great.  We’ve even taken the bus down to the stadium and then walked back after the game – hitting a couple bars along the way (i.e. Gator City *RIP* and Mothers) – and it was pretty fun to get swept up along with the crowd. But it is a CROWD, so hop on the bus if you’d feel more comfortable avoiding all that and it’ll bring you right back to our front door.

Karaoke 7-23-16 tnOn the other hand, if you prefer AC and cold beer with your football, we have all that–as well as great food & service!

Following the game, DJ Wolfton will get the karaoke going and trust me, that’s always entertaining 😉

Sunday: Less Than Jake (AM) & John Moreland (PM)

Show 9-4-16 LTJ face tnIf you’re still with me, thanks for hanging in there, this section of the post is worth it, I promise!  Sunday Funday is taking on a whole new and awesome meaning this Sunday!

Quick question, do you like acoustic shows? I do.  They’re mellow and not too rough on the ears and I really enjoy them.

How about two to choose from (or if you’re like me, you’ll be at both) on the SAME DAY?

The first show:  First off, it’s so exciting to be able to say that we are hosting this… Gainesville natives Less Than Jake Wake & Bake Weekend Acoustic Brunch.  Yep.  Less Than Jake.  Acoustic.  Brunch.  All very fun words for a Sunday.

Vance is cooking up some yum specials like he always does and we also have a few interesting drink specials in the works.  Don’t miss this show, doors are at 11, the guys are going to play around 12:30 and we’ll be wrapping it up by 4pm.

Show 9-4-16 poster tnThe second show –  John Moreland with Aaron Lee Tasjan, Lance Howell, and Matt Burke is  also a huge deal for us.  It’s going to be an ass ton of talent in the same room at the same time.  Doors are at 7pm and all these guys are going to be worth seeing, trust me on this one!   Click through for all their social media links, try out some of the music, get goosebumps, buy a ticket, come to the show on Sunday, and then you can thank me later.

Pro-tip: Sunday is Happy Hour. All Day Long. Plus $1 PBR Tallboys. 

Monday: Labor Day Lunch, Cheap Beer, & Trivia

For actual Labor Day, the day most businesses are having an annual workers’ holiday, we’re still open and doing are usual cool Monday things. For you!  So you don’t have to suffer your hangover alone. But don’t feel bad for us.  We all get Thunderdome Day off and you ask any of us, Thunderdome Day is awesome and makes working other holidays totally worth it.

The open sign clicks on at 11am, we have $3.50 pints and yummy food, and then we get the brain games going at 7:30pm.  Don’t get it twisted, this is NOT easy trivia, you need a pretty  strong, well balanced team to survive!  And if you manage to win, free drinks and food will start raining from the sky.  Just kidding, you could win gift cards though AND you win the thrill of winning.  Which is really what it’s all about.

So that’s it – that’s our long Labor Day weekend!  Excited?  Why wouldn’t you be?

3-17-16: St. Paddy’s Day Bash

• March 17, 2016 •

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…cheap Irish whiskey leading to dance parties & sing-alongs since 2010

We’ll be partying all day, with our awesome Happy Hour early and DJ Bill McFadden spinning the onesies and the twosies late night.

We’ve got cheap Irish whiskey and green shots – what more could you ask for?

And Chef Vance is going to be working out some lamb stew for the occasion – you’re going to want to try it, I promise!

See you there & Sláinte!

Happy Hour: 4PM-9PM
Open Until 2AM
No Cover

RSVP on Facebook

And don’t forget to ‘like’ Loosey’s on Facebook to keep up with shows, specials, beer, and great food!

Specials

  • $3 Tullemore Dew / $4 Jameson *’til 9PM, then only $1 more ’til close
  • $6 Donny Bombs Donnybrook stout, Tully, Omar’s Irish Cream
  • $4 Green Shamrock Shooters
  • PLUS DJ Bill McFadden – 10PM to close

4-22-16: Live Music | Big D and the Kids Table, The Snails, Counterpunch, & The Duppies

• Apr 22, 2016 •

Big D and the Kids Table | The Snails | Counterpunch | The Duppies

Music 4-22-16 posterThese guys are riding in hot and ready to go! They get called punk or big band, but the reality is they’re constantly redefining their own relevance through evolving music. Come on out to see and hear what they are this go round!

Loosey’s loves live music! And we know you do, too. And we love American craft beer, good food, and hanging out with friends. Which is what Loosey’s is all about. Come on downtown!

Doors @ 9:00PM
Tickets $12 advance / $15 day of show
Online: Ticketfly.com
*$2 charge at the door for under 21

RSVP on Facebook

And don’t forget to ‘like’ Loosey’s on Facebook to keep up with shows, specials, beer, and great food!

About Big D and the Kids Table

Band, Big D And The Kids Table

Boston, MA
“Once in a while a group comes along that makes music simply because they have no other choice – they are addicted musicians. For the past fifteen years Boston’s Big D And The Kids Table has proven just that…”
bigdandthekidstable.com
On Facebook
On Twitter (@BigDStroll)

About The Snails

Band, The Snails

Philadelphia, PA
“The Snails are an eclectic act specializing in various forms of Jamaican music, blended with ragged 50’s rock ‘n’ roll and the sweet sounds of American soul.”
On Facebook
On Twitter (@thesnailspa)
On Bandcamp

About Counterpunch

Band, Counterpunch

Chicago, IL
This melodic punk rock band from Chicago is a group of hardened musicians that have served on other bands over the years of playing and touring. They have fun. They like beverages. They try to make serious faces when they take selfies.
counterpunchrock.com
On Facebook
On Twitter (@counterpunchrok)

About The Duppies

Band, The Duppies

Gainesville, FL
“The Duppies are a high powered seven piece rocksteady ska band of eight years from Gainesville FL. Their sets include an attention getting rhythm section prone to causing fits of dancing fury backed up by rip roaring horn solos from the sax and trumpet. Top it all off with smooth vocals and stream lined percussion.”
TheDuppies.com
On Facebook

3-24-16: Live Music | The Slackers, The Duppies, & The Mermers

• Mar 24, 2016 •

The Slackers | The Duppies | The Mermers

Music 3-26-16 posterIt’s always a good time when we get The Duppies and The Mermers together on stage. And this time they’re joined by The Slackers from New York. New York? Yeah, buddy! So get your good shoes on and get ready to move your parts when they start to play!

Loosey’s loves live music! And we know you do, too. And we love American craft beer, good food, and hanging out with friends. Which is what Loosey’s is all about. Come on downtown!

Doors @ 9:00PM
Tickets $12 advance / $15 day of show
Online: Ticketfly.com

RSVP on Facebook

And don’t forget to ‘like’ Loosey’s on Facebook to keep up with shows, specials, beer, and great food!

About The Slackers

Band, The Slackers

New York, NY
“The Slackers are a classic American band that is equal parts grit and grace. Their slow rise against the odds is a story of perseverance and a belief in their musical vision, what Vic likes to call, “Jamaican Rock N Roll.””
TheSlackers.com
On Facebook
On Twitter (@Theslackersband)

About The Duppies

Band, The Duppies

Gainesville, FL
“The Duppies are a high powered seven piece rocksteady ska band of eight years from Gainesville FL. Their sets include an attention getting rhythm section prone to causing fits of dancing fury backed up by rip roaring horn solos from the sax and trumpet. Top it all off with smooth vocals and stream lined percussion.”
TheDuppies.com
On Facebook

About The Mermers

Band, The Mermers

Gainesville, FL
“Think of a black and white horror movie being filmed on the beach, and the soundtrack that would go with it.” These locals play creepy surf rock and don’t make apologies.
On Facebook
On BandCamp

3-11-16: Live Music | Books for Prisoners Benefit

• Mar 11, 2016 •

Books for Prisoners Benefit

Wino for Never | Meany Making | Black Haw Shake | Algae Guck

Music 3-11-16 posterLoosey’s is always happy to host events for great nonprofits and programs, like this one … Books for Prisoners!

Books for Prisoners is an all volunteer run and donation based program that supplies books to incarcerated folx. In order to fill their requests and to be able mail off books fundraising is in order! So come out, see some of the most awesome musicians in town, and come support this extremely important organization!

Loosey’s loves live music! And we know you do, too. And we love American craft beer, good food, and hanging out with friends. Which is what Loosey’s is all about. Come on downtown!

Doors @ 9:00PM
Cover $5-10 (or more for a great cause!)

RSVP on Facebook

Organizer’s Event Page

And don’t forget to ‘like’ Loosey’s on Facebook to keep up with shows, specials, beer, and great food!

About Wino for Never

Band, Wino for Never

Band, Wino for Never

Gaineville, FL
“New wave jingle band coming your way. Hit us up for wine and some girl love. Or not, who cares. We don’t.” Hey, don’t sass the ladies necause they aren’t scared of you. And no they don’t need help with their gear. They’re musicians first, ladies second!
On Facebook
On BandCamp

About Meany Making

Gainesville, FL
“New noise dream pop project.” So squeaky new that they don’t have a Facebook page? Oh my!

About Black Haw Shake

Band, Black Haw Shake

Band, Black Haw Shake

Gainesville, FL
“Haunt folk out of the swamp and into your head.”
On Facebook
On Bandcamp

About Algae Guck

Gainesville, FL
“Creepy keyboard pop for flora and fauna .”
On YouTube

3-4-16: Live Music | Long Live the Goat, Thunderclap, Orbiter, Young Hookers, & DFLKTR

• Mar 4, 2016 •

Long Live the Goat | Thunderclap | Orbiter | Young Hookers | DFLKTR

Music 3-4-16 posterLong Live the Goat (from Chicago) gathered a slew of friends for a Friday throw down at Loosey’s! Local heavyweights Thunderclap and Orbiter will be joined by re-emerging high energy quartet Young Hookers and DFLKTR from Ocala!

Pro-tip: Bring your ear plugs!

Loosey’s loves live music! And we know you do, too. And we love American craft beer, good food, and hanging out with friends. Which is what Loosey’s is all about. Come on downtown!

Doors @ 9:00PM
Cover $5

RSVP on Facebook

Band’s Event Page

And don’t forget to ‘like’ Loosey’s on Facebook to keep up with shows, specials, beer, and great food!

About Long Live the Goat

Band, Long Live the Goat

Chicago, IL
“A long time ago in a galaxy far far away lived a couple of dudes.” They’re fun. They’re weird. You’re a little bit dark around the edges. But they like to play music and show you a good time.
longlivethegoat.com
On Facebook
On Twitter (@longlivethegoat)

About Thunderclap

Band, Thunderclap

Gainesville, FL
“Heavy Metal Rock-n-Roll Southern Sludge Doom Boogie-Woogie Bad Time Jams.” Yeah, you want a piece of that, don’t you? If you know what that is, you know you’re going to want to bring your ear plugs. And if you don’t know what that is, well… bring ear plugs. Because it’s going to get weird. And loud.
On Facebook
On BandCamp

About Orbiter

Band, Orbiter

Gainesville, FL
These locals have probably crossed your path before at some point already. They listen to old school metal from before metal was a thing, so they serve up a classic sound with the usual amount of stage glamour and f-bombs.
On Facebook
On Bandcamp

About The Young Hookers

Band, Young Hookers

Gainesville, FL
“An experimental swag-rock outfit forever situated on the cusp of putting out new music, and the abyss.” Basically they like to play music, and they like to hang out and drink a few, so they play a lot, and talk about recording some of that stuff one day.
On Facebook
On Twitter (@theyounghookers)
On Bandcamp

About DFLKTR

Band, DFLKTR

Ocala, FL
“a nightmare you can’t shake.” Minimalists, too.
On Facebook
On Bandcamp

3-10-16: Live Music | Dikembe, Teen Agers, You Vandal, & Suck Brick Kid

• Mar 10, 2016 •

Dikembe | Teen Agers | You Vandal | Suck Brick Kid

Music 3-10-16 posterThe best of O-Town and G-Vegas on one stage! Dikembe and You Vandal from Gainesville are working with Teen Agers and Suck Brick Kid from Orlando to rock your Thursday night. You can’t deny that Florida has some rad home grown talent!

Loosey’s loves live music! And we know you do, too. And we love American craft beer, good food, and hanging out with friends. Which is what Loosey’s is all about. Come on downtown!

Doors @ 9:00PM
Cover $5

RSVP on Facebook

Band’s Event Page

And don’t forget to ‘like’ Loosey’s on Facebook to keep up with shows, specials, beer, and great food!

About Dikembe

Band, Dikembe

Gainesville, FL
These guys love it when you go all screamy-fan on them and sing along while they play. If you really love them, buy them a beer while you’re at it. These locals will probably return the favor at some point. Maybe by making more music for you! Good trade!
Dikembedudes.com
On Facebook
On Twitter (@dikembedudes)

About Teen Agers

Band, Teen Agers

Orlando, FL
“Ever curious what would occur if you combined multiple quarter-life crises, a penchant for bottom-tier booze in plastic bottles and a Flanders-sized repertoire of puns in a punk rock powder keg? Erupting like a sonic Cthulhu from beneath the Florida swamps comes Teen Agers, the brainchild of four gentlemen with enough functioning neurons to constitute one able-bodied adult.”
On Facebook
On Twitter (@TeenAgersHATEIT)
On Bandcamp

About You Vandal

Band, You Vandal

Gainesville, FL
“Alex and Eric started YV in 2009. They kept busy playing shows and releasing music for a couple years, but member changes kept them sidelined for a couple more years after that. 2013 saw a turnaround with the addition of Chad and Saps. The “Fuck Yeah” EP was self-released in August of that year, showcasing a huge step forward for the band creatively and sonically.” These Gainesville-famous guys are not going to need help carrying their gear, but you could offer to buy them a round if you like their music.
On Facebook
On Twitter (@youvandal)

About Suck Brick Kid

Band, Suck Brick Kid

Orlando, FL
“You may think you know how to make a baby. But do you really understand all of the intricate details? Sure, you’ve got the basics covered — man meets woman, they both get naked and have sex, and nine months later, out pops Junior. But there’s a lot more to it than that, not to mention a host of modern variations on that theme.” Well, so they like to talk science and philosophy. But they know a few tunes, too.
On Facebook
On Twitter (@SuckBrickKidFL)
On Bandcamp

2-26-16: Live Music | Diamonds & Lust, The Thin Skins, The Ups, & Rosewater

• Feb 26, 2016 •

Diamonds & Lust | The Thin Skins | The Ups | Rosewater

Music 2-26-16 posterGet ready for a great Friday night line-up featuring a bunch of local talent that want you to love them and buy drinks, and maybe buy them drinks. Or at least follow them on Facebook and ‘like’ their stuff so they feel you love their music. Some of these guys are probably going to rock your face off with their tunes, so be prepared. Friday night (psst! it’s also kinda spring break so what do you have to do with yourself?) is always a good time to get funky and dance!

Loosey’s loves live music! And we know you do, too. And we love American craft beer, good food, and hanging out with friends. Which is what Loosey’s is all about. Come on downtown!

Doors @ 9:00PM
Cover $5

RSVP on Facebook

Band’s Facebook event page

And don’t forget to ‘like’ Loosey’s on Facebook to keep up with shows, specials, beer, and great food!

About Diamonds and Lust

Band, Diamonds & Lust

Gainesville, FL
They claim to play sleazy, booty-shaking rock and roll ’70s style, but these local guys really just enjoy making music and having a good time while the get you to move your body.
On Facebook
On Bandcamp

About The Thin Skins

Band, The Thin Skins

Gainesville, FL
Mark Archer’s newest gig, with Haze Brown, Damian Caraballo, and Andrew Cook. I mean, Mark Archer, right? Nudge, nudge, know what I mean. And they’ve already recorded some stuff, so click over to Bandcamp to preview some tunage.
theThinSkins.com
On Facebook
On Bandcamp

About The Ups

Band, The Ups

Gainesville, FL
“Highly energetic pop/rock/electronic duo that used to be a hardcore band. All the fun, none of the screaming.” They may seem obsessed with coffee and walruses but… no, they just might be. We don’t want to dwell on that.
On Facebook
♠ On Twitter @steviebenz & @anthonyelec

About Rosewater

Band, Rosewater

Gainesville, FL
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu
Not only do these folks play awesome tunes, they hang around Loosey’s a lot and cause trouble… I mean, tell good stories!
On Facebook