Zogtoberfest is here! Terrifying!


Second Annual Zogtoberfest! Free crap! Trivia! Bingo! Beer Tastings! Theme Parties! Live Music! Potlucks! We’ve jam-packed October with more events than you can handle. See how many you can conquer. MOST EVENTS ARE FREE.

Here’s a run-down of what’s happening, listed by day of the month. Thanks to Rachael from The Stagger for the beautiful calendar above.:

1 Scary Movie Marathon; 7pm till; FREE

2 Craft Beer Tasting; 8pm; $5 (4oz each of 6 fancy beers)
3 Spooky Trivia by Jedd. TONS OF PRIZES; 9pm; FREE4 Scary Movie Marathon; 7pm till; FREE5 Scary Movie Marathon; 7pm till; FREE

6 Scary Movie Marathon; 7pm till; FREE

7 FREE POOL, Scary Movie Marathon; 5pm-close; FREE

8 Halloween Potluck; 7-11pm; Bring a dish or $6

9 Craft Beer Tasting; 8pm; $5 (4oz each of 6 fancy beers)

10 Spooky Trivia by Jedd. TONS OF PRIZES; 9pm; FREE

11 Scary Movie Marathon; 7pm till; FREE

12 ZOGTOBERGRAS BASH. See flyer above! It’s Mandey’s Birthday and the Zog’s boys are throwing her a party. Free show from Zydeco legend Stuart McNair and drummer extraordinaire Brad Porter. Craft stations for mask-making and Decorate-Your-Own-Hurricane-Glass!; 7pm-close; FREE

13 Scary Movie Marathon; 7pm till; FREE

14 SPCA Benefit Pool Tournament; 8pm; contact bar about buy-in

15 Spooky Bingo by Mandey. TONS OF PRIZES; 9pm; FREE

16 Craft Beer Tasting; 8pm; $5 (4oz each of 6 fancy beers)

17 Spooky Trivia by Jedd. TONS OF PRIZES; 9pm; FREE

18 Scary Movie Marathon; 7pm till; FREE

19 ILLOGICON REGISTRATION PARTY. Sign up for the coolest Sci-Fi con ever, or just come meet the Board and chat about gaming and books and other awesome stuff!; 7pm-close; FREE

20 Scary Movie Marathon; 7pm till; FREE

21 CRAFT EVENT! MAKE YOUR OWN HALLOWEEN TREAT BAGS!; 3-6pm; $2

22 Spooky Bingo by Mandey. TONS OF PRIZES; 9pm; FREE

23 Craft Beer Tasting; 8pm; $5 (4oz each of 6 fancy beers)

24 Spooky Trivia by Jedd. TONS OF PRIZES; 9pm; FREE

25 Scary Movie Marathon; 7pm till; FREE

26 SAM ADAMS PINT NITE. Free stuff. Sam schwag.; 8-11pm; FREE

27 Scary Movie Marathon; 7pm till; FREE

28 FREE POOL, Scary Movie Marathon; 5pm-close; FREE

29 Spooky Bingo by Mandey. TONS OF PRIZES; 9pm; FREE

30 Craft Beer Tasting; 8pm; $5 (4oz each of 6 fancy beers)

31 HALLOWEEN PROPER. Live music with Snowship and Live Misfits set from Chris Ross and the Something Stupids.; 9pm-close; $5 gets you admission and a drink ticket. FREE FOR MEMBERS.

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February Fun at the Zoggy


February’s insane, my friends.  Here goes:

Tuesday the 7th:  BEER TASTING with Evan, 8-9pm

Come join us at Zog’s for our bi-monthly Beer Tasting with Evan from Carrboro Beverage Company!  He’s the most knowledgeable beer guy we know, and he picks out six crazy beers for each tasting.  Pay your 5 bucks and you get 4-oz samples of each beer.  That’s 24 oz of fancy beer for five bones!  Sign up in advance, though, because we cap it at 25 and they usually fill up fast!

 

Saturday the 11th:  SOUL DEEP with DJ Creighton, 9pm-2am

DJ Creighton gives you hours of bona-fide soul vinyl.  No cover, just dancing.

Tuesday the 14th:  VALENTINE’S DAY THROWBACK PROM! 8pm-2am

That’s right, we’re throwing a prom for all you adults who can’t get enough shitty 90s music, taffeta dresses, and leaving room for the Holy Ghost.  Prizes will be given for best get-ups, and we will be voting for a Prom King and Queen!!

Friday the 17th:  Zog’s MARDI GRAS BASH 5pm-2am

Come celebrate the best holiday ever with NOLA transplants! Live Zydeco music from Stuart McNair!  Jackson Square-style caricature artist Richard Cloudt will be here to draw your portrait!  Make-Your-Own Mardi Gras Mask!  Hurricanes, Abita, and Dixie on special!  Bring a Cajun-inspired dish if you’re so inclined!  DRESS UP IN COSTUME! IT’S MARDI GRAS!!

Tuesday the 21st: BEER TASTING with Evan, 8-9pm (see above for info)

Saturday the 25th: JOHNNY STAXX AND THE DURTY BOYS and Sydney’s 21st Birfday!!

And don’t forget, Pool is FREE every single Sunday open to close.

And wait, before you go. . .It’s time to vote in the INDY WEEKLY BEST OF THE TRIANGLE 2012! Click that link to vote for your favorite places in the Triangle.  Best restaurant, best hair salon, best place to buy gifts (and, of course, best Pool Hall, Jukebox, Bartender, Neighborhood Bar, Place to Bring a Blind Date, and Place to Chill, ahem, ahem).

Love you guys,

Mandey.

 

 

January for you. All for you.


Our spooky hallway.

You’ve heard of Christmas in July, but what about July in Christmas? For those of you hardcore types who need something cold in these desolate wintertimes, we’re doing a weekly summer drink special. Last week? Pimm’s Cup. This week? Frozen Moonshine Strawberry Colada. Next week? Who knows? Come show us how tough you are. Order a summer thing and wear your mittens while you drink it.

Beer tastings! January 10th and 24th (both Tuesdays) come up at 8pm with a crisp five dollar bill and hang out with our resident beer expert Evan from Carrboro Beverage Company while he guides you through six fancy beers you’ve probably never heard of. Advance sign up is recommended so we know how much beer to get, but we usually order enough to accommodate walk-ins.

MUSIC, Holmes! Zog’s is hosting it’s first-ever DJ on Saturday, January 21st. DJ Creighton will be here with his turntables spinning some soul and funk for absolutely free. Fun starts around 9pm and we will have some great specials for you.

The Fooligans will be once again hosting our monthly potluck on Saturday the 28th. Come bring a dish, listen to some great live music from those guys and some special guests. Potluck starts at 7pm, music starts around 9, and the night doesn’t end until you leave (or 2am, whichever comes first).

Remember, we have free pool every single Sunday from open to close, and we open every day at 5pm with half priced pool from 5-9pm. We offer $3 hi balls on Mondays, $3 Fancy Drafts on Tuesdays, $2.50 Narragansetts and Ol’Yellas on Wednesdays, and rotating specials every other day.

Do you have questions? Comments? Do you want to book a party for cheap or free? Email Mandey at zogs.pool.ch@gmail.com and she’ll help with whatever you need.

And if you haven’t been to Zog’s in a while, it may be time for you to revisit and see the changes that have happened in the last year. If you have been, and you enjoyed yourself, review us on Yelp! We get inordinately excited about Yelp reviews.

Love,
Mandey! James! Jedd!

P.S.: Lastly, we have this self-explanatory thing goin’ on, too:

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Feliz Navizog, Comrades. New Drinks and Events!


Huzzah!

It’s here, folks!  The Zog’s Holiday drink list!  Half hot drinks, half cold drinks, all delicious.  There will be at least two at a time on special every day until it gets too warm to keep doing that.  We’re open at 5 every day so come upstairs and tell us what you think!

Upcoming events:

In addition to FREE POOL from open to close every Sunday, we got:

Wednesday, November 30th:  Rockin’ Ammonia Karaoke!  Here’s the link to the Facebook invite. Rockin’ Ammonia is different from most other Karaoke by focusing more on Classic Rock and alternative and metal songs instead of shit you’ve never heard of sung by people only famous for winning game shows.  The event is free but there’s a suggested donation of a couple of bucks tip for Jon.  $3 PBR Tallboys, also!

Is this exciting to you?

Thursday, December 1st:  We’re teaming up with Chapel Hill’s loveliest bakery, Bread & Butter, for this month’s potluck!  Bring sandwich fixins and B&B will bring the breadstuffs!  It’s gonna be SO FREAKIN’ DELICIOUS my heart’s beatin’ fast already.  Potluck starts at 7 with LIVE MUSIC from Daniel Sean & friends starting around 9pm.  This event is free if you bring sandwich stuff but costs $6 if you come empty-handed and still wanna eat.  If you just want to come hear the music, not eat, and not bring anything, it’s free but you should totally tip the band, yo.

This is the kind of bread you're gonna put yer sammiches on. Straight from Bread & Butter!

As always, you can follow Zog’s:

on Twitter @ZogsChapelHill

on Facebook at /Zogsbar

on Yelp (click here to read recent reviews if you haven’t been to Zog’s lately.  It’s quite different, and you might be due up for another visit!)

or you can subscribe to this ZogBlog in the left-hand sidebar of this page!  We’d love to have you.

ZOGTOBERFEST IN FULL SWING.


1 MONTH.  1 BAR.  31 EVENTS.

Every night in October is rockin’. Live Bands! Talent Show! Beer Tastings! Cook-off Contest! Mandey’s Birthday Party! Spooky Bingo & Trivia with weird prizes! Free Pool & Scary Movies on the big screen every Sunday!

Here’s the schedule so far. You can RSVP to this whole event no matter what you’re attending.

WEEK ONE:
Sat., Oct 1, 7-10pm: ZOGTOBERFEST TALENT SHOW
Sun, Oct 2, 5pm-2am: Free POOL and Scary MOVIE Night
Mon, Oct 3, 9pm: Spooky BINGO! Win cool prizes!
Tues, Oct 4, 8pm: Oktoberfest BEER TASTING with Evan, $5*
Wed, Oct 5, 11pm: TRIVIA with Dave! Win prizes!
Thurs, Oct 6: Scary Movies
Fri, Oct 7, 7pm-2am: MANDEY’S and ZOG’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

WEEK TWO:
Sat., Oct 8: LIVE MUSIC by Spiralfire! 
Sun, Oct 9, 5pm-2am: Free POOL and Scary MOVIE Night
Mon, Oct 10, 9pm: Spooky BINGO! Win cool prizes!
Tues, Oct 11: Scary Movies
Wed, Oct 12, 11pm: TRIVIA with Dave! Win prizes!
Thurs, Oct 13: Scary Movies
Fri, Oct 14: Scary Movies

WEEK THREE:
Sat., Oct 15, 7-10pm: LIVE MUSIC by The Fooligans (at 10)! Abita Pecan Harvest COOK-OFF CONTEST (at 7)!
Sun, Oct 16, 5pm-2am: Free POOL and Scary MOVIE Night
Mon, Oct 17, 7pm-2am, POTLUCK with LIVE MUSIC by Dirt vs. Dust
Tues, Oct 18, 8pm: Oktoberfest BEER TASTING with Evan, $5*
Wed, Oct 19, 11pm: TRIVIA with Dave! Win prizes!
Thurs, Oct 20: Scary Movies
Fri, Oct 21: Scary Movies

WEEK FOUR:
Sat., Oct 22: Scary Movies
Sun, Oct 23, 5pm-2am: Free POOL and Scary MOVIE Night
Mon, Oct 24, 9pm: Spooky BINGO! Win cool prizes!
Tues, Oct 25: Scary Movies
Wed, Oct 26, 11pm: TRIVIA with Dave! Win prizes!
Thurs, Oct 27, 9pm Rockin’ Ammonia KARAOKE, $2
Fri, Oct 28: Scary Movies

ELEVENTH HOUR WEEKEND, HALLOWEEN PROPER:
Sat, Oct 29: SILS COSTUME PARTY!
Sun, Oct 30, 2pm-7pm: Pumpkin Carving, Kids welcome!
Mon, Oct 31: HALLOWEEN w/ LIVE MUSIC from local streetpunks BAD IDEA: $5

*Note: there are limited spaces for the beer tastings. Please see a bartender to sign up and pay in advance.

SAINTS and WILEY FOSTERS tonight!


We’re showing the SAINTS vs Vikings at 8:30 tonight (Thursday) so come show some love for New Orleans, won’t you?  Half our staff is from there, so it’s a big night!  The Wiley Fosters, Zog’s house band, will be playing before the game and during halftime.  That’s live music for free, but remember, they play for tips, y’all.  Mandey’ll be there at 5 if you wanna get your drink on early.  ABITA RESTORATION and ABITA TURBODOG on special, also you can take a whole buck off of any of our specialty cocktails.  And of course there’ll be free CAJUN POPCORN like always.  Really, there’s no real reason NOT to come by tonight.

Love,

mandey

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