“Saugy Thursdays” Are Here. We’ll Drink To That!

College students are familiar with Thirsty Thursdays. (Very familiar.)

Now, the Boathouse Restaurant at Saugatuck Rowing Club introduces “Saugy Thursdays.”

From 5 to 7 p.m. every Thursday, they feature drinks and small bites.

A DJ kicks things off this week (tomorrow, June 1). On June 8, Greg Wall — the Jazz Rabbi — plays.

Everyone is invited to Saugy Thursdays.

Even college students home for the summer, suffering from Thirsty Thursday withdrawal (21 and over, of course!).

The Boathouse Restaurant introduces Saugy Thursdays, starting this week.


13 responses to ““Saugy Thursdays” Are Here. We’ll Drink To That!

  1. Arline Gertzoff

    Are Saugy Thursday’s at regular or Happy Hour prices?

  2. Hate to be a killjoy, but is it really appropriate to encourage drinking?

    • Chip Stephens. Staples 73

      Need u b so neg neg ?
      Seems Dan is encouraging true live and in person social interaction while promoting a truly beautiful local location with a great jazz artist and local group on a traditionally gateway day to that freedom called the weekend in Summertime Westport

    • Gene Borio

      I don’t want to let you go away without giving you some props here, Bobbie, though this one passed me right by(!) I didn’t give it another thought till your note. And I have a history of being just this sort of killjoy, as I’ll relate.

      But the whole meme is just so IN society, commedians, newscasters, off-hand celeb remarks, 2 women gleefully guzzling wine on national TV all morning, etc., everyone carrying on about how cool drinking is, just as if tens of thousands of people a year don’t die of the diseases of alcoholism, people struggling horribly with addiction, thousands of families wrecked–not to mention the thousands of car crashes–so many wrong-way(!)

      And there’s just not much in society these days addressing the damage. I’ve made the jokes myself, and not so long ago, too. So: What are kids to think, based on what they’re exposed to? Well, that alcohol is something trivial, funny, and really no big deal.

      (Even as I’m writing this, Al Franken on Charlie Rose is talking about how his wife apparently made an incredibly moving campaign ad about her own alcoholism.)

      My gf’s grandchild goes to a prestigious high school in the city. We went to their benefit, with lot of professional acts, the kids took part in some, etc. But at the end, I just had to write the school, wondering what they thought they were doing when they commissioned an act that did a rocking, rousing, joyous paean to drunkenness called “The Whiskey Song”:
      “I’ll pass out and Amen
      “I’ll wake up in the morning and start drinking whiskey again.”
      (I was _really_ p–d when the band encouraged everyone in the audience to start clapping along with them, making everyone–parents, family, faculty, etc.–complicit.)

      At a high school, fgs!

      So I wrote, and my letter started a very nice dialog with the powers that be–who had simply never thought of it that way–and finally, I was pleased with the comeuppance of it all.

      Not that I don’t drink regularly, and enjoy it. But this concern of ours, Bobbie, is so little reflected in the society, that I do worry many will fall into the trap almost completely unaware of the dangers that alcohol can–and does–present. And I think all of us can stand to be reminded of those dangers once in awhile.

      • Thank you, Gene, for your support. There has been so much of an outcry against alcoholism for many years, that I was surprised to see Dan’s original post. Drunkedness was once considered “funny,” as shown by men in movies staggering around and slurring their speech. You don’t see that any more. I’m not a teetotaler; I enjoy a glass or two of wine, but I don’t think it should be encouraged “at Happy Hour prices,” especially to college students.

        • Nancy Hunter

          At least the kids today (where I live, anyway) are aware of/adhere to the designated driver rule.

        • Nancy Hunter

          … Also, those same kids today are more interested in fitness and eating well than “drunkedness”. Trust them.

        • >> Drunkedness was once considered “funny,” as shown by men in movies staggering around and slurring their speech. You don’t see that any more.

          I have to differ. We’re not quite at the casual “Thin Man” level, but, besides “The Hangover” and its ilk:

          I saw it on TV; I wish I could remember the name, it wasn’t a good movie, so I doubt I’ll ever sit through it again, but:

          In this movie, all 3 main characters, to a man (and woman), when faced with adversity, how did they cope? By drinking, big drinking, drinking to oblivion: and just for variety, one was at a bar, one was at a party, and one was at home alone(!)

          The message clearly was: Are you in trouble? DRINK! That’s what people do: they drink to unconsciousness.

          Once, ok. But all 3? Everyone??

          A cliché, really, but the filmmaker obviously felt that this reaction to stress was, I don’t know, trenchant or truthful or something.

          • Nancy Hunter

            Then don’t watch TV if it’s troubling. Or, change to the sports channel.

  3. Michael Krein

    You can Call it party and coffee with small bites for those that don’t use alcohol!!!