Holding It In
Bladder Bust Is A Big Hit On Tuesday Night
For all of you who enjoy getting out during the week without having to worry about shelling out too much before pay day, IN has found just what you are looking for.
Forget about spending all of your hard earned loot before you even make it, there just so happens to be somewhere that you can have a good time and catch a decent buzz without having to spend anything at all.
The Cabana Lounge has an offer you can’t refuse on Tuesday nights with Bladder Bust. The concept is simple: a bell rings and the beer is free until somebody goes potty. That’s what we said–free beer! No cover, no catch, just free.
“We usually kick things off around midnight,” says bartender Joey Stewart. “What we do is line up a bunch of 9-ounce plastic cups along the bar and fill them with ice cold Pabst Blue Ribbon. Then, we ring a bell and watch it all go. It does go quick, too. People start flooding in the door at around 11 p.m. to get a spot at the bar to grab as many as they can and down them before somebody makes the mistake of using the bathroom.”
This one-of-a-kind promotion was started about nine months ago and has become one of the most popular weekday events in Pensacola. Why wouldn’t it be? “Beer” and “free” are two of the most glorious words in the English language, and the combination of the two is simply spectacular.
There is no cover charge at the door and no limit to how much you drink. All you have to do is show up and have a high tolerance for a full bladder.
“What’s funny is that sometimes people don’t know what’s going on when they go to the bathroom. They could just be playing pool and get up to hit the head when everybody in the bar starts yelling at them to stop. It’s always funny to see those reactions,” Stewart laughs.
“We don’t lock the doors or anything, so we can’t stop anybody from handling their business outside, but the patrons make it awfully hard to use the bathroom inside. There are always a couple of guys guarding the door.”
The addition of a live DJ adds to the fun. After all, what good is drinking without a soundtrack? And if you want to catch a game on the tube while enjoying those tasty beverages, there are several televisions strategically placed around the bar, making it easy to keep up with all the action, as well as pool tables and games for those who aren’t content with just sitting still.
While IN was there to cover the inebriation, nobody ever did make it through the thresholds of the restrooms, which came as quite an amazing feat, considering the amount of bodies in the place and the amount of beer being poured down their throats. That’s cool, but it makes you think twice before jumping in a puddle out in the parking lot.
So, if you are looking for a way to get your drink on without waiting for the weekend, we urge you to consider checking out Bladder Bust at the Cabana Lounge.
WHEN: Every Tuesday around midnight
WHERE: Rick’s Cabana Lounge, 7164 N. Ninth Ave.