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Sunday, Dec. 7th: Krampus / 4 Year Anniversary Party

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What: Krampus / 4 Year Anniversary Party
When: Sunday, Dec. 7th
Time: 5 pm – 10 pm
Cost: Free

We are turning 4! And yet again, celebrating our birth with weirdest of weird holidays, Krampus. Nothing says bar anniversary party like German, Anti-Santa goat demon that shakes chains at small children.

“Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair.”

Holiday miracle, Krampus falls near the anniversary of opening, so every year we eat Germanic food, drink German beer, listen to metal, and dress up as Christmas demons, horns and all, to celebrate the fact that we exist. We like to imagine that our bar is Krampus’s lair.

This year we’ll be joined by the incredible occult witch metal of Serpentskirt. They say:

We came together under a super moon. For inspiration we listen to the Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Babes in Toyland, Black Tambourine, The Cure, Siousxie and the Banshees, Le Tigre, Chelsea Wolf and more. We read tarot cards and write spells into our songs. We are not afraid to get fast and LOUD. We are not afraid of anything.

Opening for them is the pyschadelic freak out terror jazz of 2001: A Bass Odyssey, a solo dude playing double bass (electric and upright).

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Sunday, December 8th: Krampus / 3-year-anniversary Party

what: Krampus / Our 3-Year-Anniversary Party

when: Sunday, December 8th

time: all day/night

cost: free

We’re turning 3, and as usual, are celebrating with the best weird German holiday we know: Krampus.

A recap for those not yet in the know:

“Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair.”

Holiday miracle, it falls near the anniversary of opening, so every year we eat Germanic food, drink German beer, listen to metal, and dress up as Christmas demons, horns and all, to celebrate the fact that we’re exist.

This year, we’re being sponsored by Maisel’s Weisse and Bayreuther Aktien Zwick’l Kellerbier, a couple of amazing German beers we’ll be pouring for $3 a pint.

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Sunday, Dec. 2: We turn 2! (and celebrate Krampus!)

WHAT: 2ND ANNIVERSARY PARTY & 2ND ANNUAL KRAMPUS CELEBRATION

WHEN: SUNDAY, DEC 2

TIME: 5 PM – LATE

COST: FREE

We’re turning 2! And (surprise surprise) we’ll be celebrating by getting kind of weird with our second annual Krampus celebration! Live music, drink specials, and dressing up like creepy Austrian Christmas goat demons. Come shake some rusty chains and scare some children!

RSVP to the Facebook invite (and invite friends!) here: http://www.facebook.com/events/250470488413457

Click here for photos from last year’s anniversary/Krampus party.

Music Schedule

+5 pm: The National Reserve

++7 pm: Mike Flanagan & Friends

+++8:30: Kevin Smith & his Holiday Trio play the music of A Charlie Brown Christmas, start to finish

Food specials

Brats (from the amazing Pino’s Prime Meats), sauerkraut, and our beer mustard on a roll

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About Krampus

(from krampus.com): “Krampus is the dark companion of St. Nicholas, the traditional European winter gift-bringer who rewards good children each year on December 6. The kindly old Saint leaves the task of punishing bad children to a hell-bound counterpart known by many names across the continent — Knecht Ruprecht, Certa, Perchten, Black Peter, Schmutzli, Pelznickel, Klaubauf, and Krampus. Usually seen as a classic devil with horns, cloven hooves and monstrous tongue, but can also be spotted as a sinister gentleman dressed in black or a hairy man-beast. Krampus punishes the naughty children, swatting them with switches and rusty chains before dragging them in baskets to a fiery place below.”

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