Wazee Supper Club opened its doors back in 1974 under Angelo and Jim Karagas, five years after the same duo erected My Brother's Bar just nine blocks away. Since then, the bar and restaurant, which has since been passed from the hands of the Karagas brothers to the Wynkoop Holdings restaurant group, has lured in celebrities like Jack Kerouac and Jack Nicholson.
While Angelo has passed away, the bar has seen a lot of history unfold within its walls in the last 37 years, and to celebrate its anniversary, the pizzeria is hosting a slew of events, many of which will net you free food and beer.
The celebration extends from August 1 through August 7 with a special menu: a mere $3.70 will get you a mini cheese pizza, a couple of sliders or a draft of Breckenridge or Wynkoop beer. The restaurant is also running specials on a few classic dishes, like the pizza burger and the K&K, a kielbasa and kaputsa sandwich.
On Wednesday, August 3, beginning at 5 p.m., the Supper Club will host a Regulars and Reunion party with complimentary appetizers and one complimentary drink per person. On Thursday, 9News anchor Kirk Montgomery will sling drinks behind the bar starting at 7 p.m., with 15 percent of the sales benefiting Maxfund, a no-kill animal shelter.
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You'll want to head straight to the restaurant after work on Friday, when it taps a keg of Rail Yard Ale at 5 p.m. and gives it away until its gone. That kicks off a 70s party, complete with themed music and attire (break out your bell bottoms!). If you, like Wazee Supper Club, were born in 1974, you also get your first drink free that night.
The events conclude Saturday night with live music from the Roots and Rhythm band, which agreed to perform from 8 p.m. until midnight since singer Jimmy Speiser played his first ever live gig at the supper club back in 1993.
Here's hoping the party ushers in at least 37 more years.