Samana Lounge celebrates its eight-year anniversary in the Vail Valley this weekend.
According to the bar's general manager, Shareef Hammad, the venue's success comes from its diverse live entertainment options, which include everything from bluegrass and funk bands to live electronic acts, as well as local, international and national DJ talent.
This season, Samana Lounge upgraded its sound system and added new lighting. The bar will host big name acts, including Mark Farina, Jerry Joseph, The Malah and Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, to name a few.
The bottle service area has also been upgraded for a more comfortable feel. Extra security measures on the front and back doors of the venue have been added for increased safety while in the venue.
This winter, Samana Lounge will offer early evening drink specials. Hammad said the bar will run an ongoing special known as "power hours," in which well drink prices start at $1 from 8 to 9 p.m., then go up to $2 from 9 to10 p.m. From Monday through Thursday, that special will extend for an extra hour, from 10 to 11 p.m., during which well drinks will be $3.
"This is a good way for Samana to say 'thank you' for all the support for the past eight years," Hammad said.
To increase local business, the bar is hosting two new weekly events this winter. Every Wednesday, Samana hosts Mo and friends, pairing local DJ Mo:Rockin with local and national electronic acts. Every Monday is open turntable night.