Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Dream Come True

One of the greatest joys of owning 98 Bottles is knowing that in some small way we make a difference in people's lives.  We feel blessed that In less than two years of being in business,  we have hosted two marriage proposals, bridal showers, engagement parties, weddings, countless birthday parties, worthy fund raising events and many, many other wonderful celebrations. 

Recently Steve got this email from Ilene Moyse that just blew us all away:
Mark and I met online in January 2012. I had seen a lot of my Facebook friends post about taking your Tap on Tap class 98 Bottles. I had such good memories of dancing with you at San Diego Jr. Theater in Crazy for You and Bye Bye Birdie. Mark had mentioned that he was also in a production of Crazy for You in high school, although not in a dancing role. I invited Mark to come with me to Tap on Tap for our first date. I knew he also grew up singing and doing musical theater, although he fully admits dancing is not his strong point. We had a fantastic time and Mark was such a good sport about the tap dancing even though he had zero experience. The activities you have at 98 Bottles are so great because there is zero pressure to do anything but have fun. 

In early February of this year Mark proposed to me on the USC campus outside of the Los Angeles a capella festival. We will be getting married on June 30 in Las Vegas. We love 98 Bottles for bringing us together!
When we started this business we dreamed of bringing people together in a setting that promotes conversation, new friendships and fun...looks like our dream is coming true.  Thank you Ilene & Mark and a sincere thank you to all of you who have chosen to share your very special moments with us.  That is a gift and a blessing...truly!

Friday, April 19, 2013

THE BACK ROOM gets a facelift

Since we're ever striving to improve and grow, we decided it was time for THE BACK ROOM to get a facelift.  

When we opened it seemed like a great idea to put the THE BACK ROOM performance area in the corner and it worked pretty well for the past year or so, but we kept thinking there had to be a better configuration.   

So last weekend we moved the performance space to the back wall, repositioned the sound board, rearranged

 the tables and chairs, added a real stage and's a brand new BACK ROOM. Check it out.

Thanks to Andrew for rearranging and improving the sound, Jake for moving the electrics and Joe for building the guys are awesome!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Blues on FIRE!

Sunday night 98 Bottles rocked the roof off with Nashville blues band Andy T and Nick Nixon.  The house was small but the energy could have ignited a forest fire!  Damn those guys were great!  
It's always harder to generate a large audience for out of town bands, but we're taking the chance anyway, and it is totally worth it for bands as stellar as this one.  We hope to bring them back on a weekend night sometime soon.  So, watch the calendar an DO NOT MISS THEM the next time.  If you do, it will most definitely be your loss.