Pageturners Lounge is celebrating its customers’ love for Tecate by giving away 100 of the beers for free.
Whoever buys the bar’s 10,000th can of Tecate will receive a Tecate jacket, as well as their next 100 Tecates for free, said Phil Shaffart, a co-owner of the bar at 5004 Dodge St.
As of last weekend, the bar had sold 9,104 Tecates, which are always on special for $2. Shaffart estimates that the 10,000th will be sold in the next four or five weeks. He may post updates on the total number sold on the bar’s Facebook page. Or he might not. He wants whoever wins to be surprised.
And those who don’t win will have a second chance: Shaffart says he plans on another giveaway in the future.
“It’s been a fun thing, and we’ll see what we can come up with for when we’ve sold 20,000 or 25,000.”
In other Pageturners news, the bar just opened a patio on the south side of the building facing Dodge Street. They’ll add an awning in coming weeks. Come winter, Shaffart plans to add heaters and plastic sheeting to keep out the cold. They’ve also amped up their music calendar, hosting small acoustic shows the first Monday night of each month and a jazz trio every Tuesday.