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New bar opens in familiar location
For years, Bogie's Pub provided patrons a place
to kick back and relax while enjoying drink
specials and nightly entertainment. When the
doors closed, regulars wondered where they would
get their nightlife fix. But wonder no more
as a new owner has taken over the location and
changed the name to Speezy's Lounge.
"I've promoted for bars all over the city,
and I thought I would take a chance behind the
bar and make a little money for myself,"
said owner Scott Motter. "I had worked
with Bogie's in the past and knew there was
a good crowd here. Plus, I got a lot of family
in the neighborhood, so it was a prime location
The bar opened a few weeks ago, but patrons
are already packing it in.
"We've already had some real good crowds,"
Motter said. "We're getting a good mix
of the Bogie's regulars and new customers stopping
Happy Hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday through
Friday. Patrons can enjoy two-for-one domestic
draws and wells. On Tuesdays, stop in and watch
"Sons of Anarchy" while enjoying two-for-one
specials and stop in Thursday for karaoke starting
at 9 p.m., with two-for-one domestic draws and
wells. Also, instead of Jello shots, the bar
serves loaded gummy bears (5 for $3).
"The bears are something unique, and the
customers love them. We have been selling out
of them," Motter said. "We have 10
different flavors including tequila, Hennessey
Speezy's has football fans covered this upcoming
season with 15 TVs. The bar features the NFL
Sunday Ticket and will show all the Iowa and
Iowa State games. The bar will open an hour
before Hawkeye games on Saturday, serving free
domestic draws. Drink specials offered during
football on Sunday and Monday include $2.50
Captain and Cokes and $4 Bombs with an additional
special during Monday Night Football.
"During Monday Night Football, we'll be
serving progressive pitchers," Motter said.
"So during the first quarter, pitchers
are $7, and each quarter they drop in price.
So the second quarter is $6, the third quarter
is $5, and during the fourth quarter they're
Along with the 15 TVs, the bar also has a 100-inch
projection TV, which is hooked up to an Xbox
"It'll always be hooked up with 'Madden,'
'Call of Duty' and 'NCAA Football,' so customers
can stop down anytime and game," Motter
On Thursday, Sept. 8, from 9 to 10:30 p.m.,
stop in for the Bud Light NFL Fan Camp and show
off your "Madden" skills for a chance
to compete for a trip to the NFL Pro Bowl in
Hawaii. Specials include $2.50 Bud/Bud Light
The bar will also hold a Grand Opening celebration
on Saturday, Sept. 17 with a "Bad Girl
Back to School Bash."
"There will be plenty of drink specials,
and we'll be giving away a trip to Vegas for
the naughtiest school girl outfit," Motter
Although the name has changed, Motter says the
vibe has stayed the same and welcomes everyone
to visit Speezy's Lounge.
"We offer a relaxed lounge environment
with a club vibe," Motter said. "We
have a friendly staff and plenty of great drink
specials, so stop in and check us out."