Stillwater's Jumpin' Little Juke Joint celebrates 38 years, July 15-21. The theme for Eskimo Joe's 38th anniversary is "Livin' in an Eskimo Joe's State of Mind."
"Joe's was only about 900 square feet when we opened and now the restaurant and retail footprint encompasses 28,000 square feet," says Stan Clark, CEO and Founder of Eskimo Joe's. "It's amazing to think how this place has transformed over the years and we're grateful to the fans who've helped in our success!"
Clark and original partner Steve File tore down an old barn and used the wood to help remodel the stone building at 501 W Elm in the summer of 1975. They bought mismatched furniture, pieced together a stereo from home and opened for business with a passion to serve the coldest beer in town, play red-hot tunes and to treat folks so well they can't believe it. That concept took hold, and today the juke joint has evolved into not only a partying hot spot, but also an OSU fan hub and family-oriented tourist attraction that serves over 7,000 plates of cheese fries every month.
Just as in the early days, music continues to be a large part of Eskimo Joe's and the 38th anniversary week boasts an impressive line-up of musical guests along with food and drink specials and lots of activities. Wednesday is a big day including the unveiling of the latest Eskimo Joe / Pistol Pete design at high noon, "Celebrity Waiter Night" from 5-7pm with OSU's Coaches v Cancer group and late night music with Eskimo Joe's and OSU Alum, Craig Clemons.
Another big day is Saturday which includes a free kids' carnival from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. featuring lots of water activities and games, a petting zoo, prizes, popcorn, sno cones and more. Kids of all ages will enjoy Eskimo Joe's CEO and Founder Stan Clark and Eskimo Joe's Artist Mike Staubus who will be on hand at Eskimo Joe's from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. signing free Eskimo Joe's 38th anniversary posters. More info on each of the week's activities can be found at www.eskimojoes.com.
A Joe's anniversary celebration would not be complete without a commemorative T-shirt. The Eskimo Joe's 38th Anniversary T- shirt is available at Eskimo Joe's Clothes World Headquarters in Stillwater, at Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa, by phone at 800-256-JOES or online at www.eskimojoes.com.