Party Like a Sailor All Weekend At Cobrafest
When I hear sailor, I think rum, tunes and tattoos in that order. Last night, thanks to Sailor Jerry, we partied old school, like a bunch of sailors on shore leave. Tonight there's one final shot for the 21+ crowd to join in the free fun as Sailor Jerry Presents Cobrafest at The Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland. RSVP here for free admission.
Cobrafest is the ultimate Pitchfork afterparty, walking distance from Union Park. Tonight you can hear King Tuff, Natural Child, and Jaill. Sailor Jerry's is even giving out wooden nickles worth a free spiced rum drink of your choice. On the back patio, they've got sweet swag like free black t's, buttons, and CDs from 8pm. I tried a Sailor Jerry's Spiced Rum/ lemonade/ iced tea combo, refreshing after a hot day in the sun. My favorite was the Sailor Jerry's Spiced Rum/ ginger beer/ ginger ale. Spice up and cool down your summer.
Last night we met up with a slew of band members getting free tattoos in the Sailor Jerry's Airstream from Chi-Town artist, Nick Colella, of Great Lakes Tattoo. After they got inked up, we saw them rock the stage from around 10pm when the crowds left Pitchfork, to well after 1am. It was "Ladies Night" and truly a pleasure to check out girl bands Habibi, White Mystery, Heavy Cream, and Coathangers. We're old school punk/metal fans at heart and these girls (and the token boy--Francis Scott Key White, drummer in White Mystery) rocked! You can read up on all the Cobrafest band bios for tonight right here. Then come on out tonight.
This Cobra's got bite. Bites to eat and eats with a bite that is! We thoroughly enjoyed the jalapeno and chedder corn fritters and Buffalo hot wings. Check out Sailor Jerry style hot wings on special, and put out the fire with rum shots and drink specials. We also went for the comfort food and had some unbelievably tasty mac and cheese. Highly recommended in the beyond bar food genre.
Cobra could have been playing our ipod before and between sets. They had some seriously sweet playlist going on....heavy on the 80's punk and metal. Then on the back patio, things were chill with a DJ spinning mellow, retro 50's classics. All night on stage, the girl punks killed it. Check out their web sites.
Heavy Cream from Nashville