Spotlight on Small Business: “The SandBar” – March 2010

March 13, 2010 by  
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“The Sand Bar” Rockin’ on Tybee!

There’s a rocking’ little joint on the south end of Tybee off Butler Avenue that’s fast becoming a favorite with the locals. Voted the best “Jello Shots” in 2009 – their three bartenders, Jen, Trish and Julie are always ready to mix the best drinks ever, and you simply must check out their fabulous “SAND *A* LICIOUS” MENU with its wide variety of specials. They’re the only kitchen on south end that stays open until 2:45am, 7 days a week – bar closes at 3:00am.

But The Sand Bar is also known for its “Theme Parties,” in fact if you didn’t make it to the Toga Party held on January 16th, from all reports it was a blast – rumor has it  even turned the island upside down, but that’s Tybee!!

So far, the Butler Avenue establishment has hosted two Halloween Partys, 50’s and 60’s Parties and Disco Parties, and they always give prizes away at these events.

They’re also into games – foose ball, pool and Golden Tee (live), and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30pm, they host “Texas Hold’em Poker.” Owner Danny Olsen says they’ve also tried their hand at bringing in live entertainment. “In June of 2009 we had the largest live “blues jam fest” to ever hit the island featuring Alien Blue straight out of Kentucky.  Any ideas are always welcome!”

Olsen says he and wife Gillesa are focused on how to spoil the locals. “We’re always looking to bring in new things to please them. Patrons really like our Texas Hold’em games. We have daily prizes and monthly tournaments. We also have “Crab Races” once a month (call to check dates and times).

“We’ve just started playing a  new game at the bar,” Olsen adds. “Our new 2010 “Golden Tee” golf game is hooked up to the internet, and you can play live with the entire nation!  Besides that, many folks like foose ball, pool and they can also play darts at the bar while having their favorite drink.”

The Sand Bar loves participating in Tybee parades (and without question, always feel they’re the best dressed.) During PirateFest, the Olsen’s brought in the “Satin Slipper” N.Y.B. from Philadelphia. “All our boys were dressed in the fanciest pirates’ costumes the island has ever seen, and they will be here again this October in case you missed them. During this year’s Mardi Gras parade, we decorated our float as an authentic Mardi Gras float, trying to bring a little bit of New Orleans to Tybee We bought tons of decorations and colorful beads to make the parade even more fun!”

The Sand Bar will celebrate its 2nd year anniversary on Tybee Island on April 15th and plans are underway to make it a special affair. “This bar has rocked the island these first 2 years since we opened, and we’ll definitely be celebrating!”

In fact, The Sand Bar is open every night until 3:00am and there’s always a party! Owners, Gisella and Danny Olsen say they’re very glad to be a part of the community of Tybee Island!

Stop in and see them soon…

The Sand Bar

1512 Butler Ave.
Tybee Island, Georgia

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