Very Old South meets Uppermost South


I don’t mind when people call North Carolina “The South,” because something in the line of states moving upwards has to be the last “South,” but it makes me snicker since there’s even a “North” in “North Carolina.”

However.  I got to thinking.  If I’m gonna claim the South as a New Orleans native and giggle at other states on the basis of my own semantic idiosyncrasies, maybe I should look inward and realize there’s a “New” in “New Orleans,” the word “new” in a place where nothing is new, everything is old, and nothing isn’t based in spooky and/or debaucherous tradition. Am I a hypocrite for thinking any state with a “North” in its name shouldn’t be considered Southern?

Now that we’ve settled that, I’d like to formally introduce you to a very old party in a somewhat Southern state…Zog’s Third Annual Mardi Gras Bash with Stuart McNair.

Mardi Gras things at Zog's

Mardi Gras things at Zog’s

Jedd and Mandey from the last party!

Jedd and Mandey from the last party!

This will be on special.

This will be on special.

Come make your very own Masquerade Mask, enjoy free billiards and snacks, cheap Abita Beers and Hurricanes, and once again dance to the Zydeco stylings of our one-man extravaganza, Stuart McNair.

It’s coming up soon, Feb. 8 at 7pm, so clear your calendars and come by.  Zog’s will be packed, so get there early.  Mask-making starts at 7, music at 9.  Wear a costume.  We won’t recognize you if you don’t.

If you’re busy that night, come by even sooner for local darlings Johnny Staxx and the Durty Boyz on Friday, February 1st, and the funky four-piece Honeychile on March 16.

And don’t forget.  Pool is free every Sunday and half-free from 5-9pm every other day. Since we believe in week-long birthdays, you and your friends get free pool for the whole week surrounding yours.

Lastly, Zog’s is now home to the World-Famous, First-Ever, Bathing Sarcophagus.  Come see it in action.  Our free-hour-of-pool this time around goes to the first one who mentions said sarcophagus to us.

 

 

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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.

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.

 

 

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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