Shauna Dietrick pours a Jack Ass, Jack
Daniels mixed with Whoop Ass energy drink.
It’s one of her favorites to serve up
at Krazee Kafe.
By Amber Williams
If you weren’t one of the thousand who were
there, likely you heard about the sexy, slightly
risqué homemade bikini contest — the first of
many more — that was held at Krazee Kafe in
“We had to move it outside, because so many
people showed up,” said manager Denny B.
And that was without advertising the idea. Imagine
what a turnout Krazee Kafe will have with its
next homemade bikini contest coming up on New
Year’s Eve now that people are hearing about
it. (Check out their Facebook page for pictures.)
“We’ve got a ton of stuff coming up,” Denny
B. said. “It’s constantly changing every day,”
so much, in fact, it’s hard to figure out where
to begin. A few months ago, when the place opened,
they “never set out to be a full-fledged bar,”
Denny B. said. Instead, it is what its name
claims it to be: a café, with a “K.” It’s different
just to be different.
It’s a café with coffee, tea and a small menu
of simple food reasonably priced. It’s also
a bar, featuring a host of liquor and beer flavors
not found in your typical tap house. And it’s
a salon, where you get a free drink with every
haircut, you can sip a martini while getting
a manicure or a shot before a tanning session
and that offers those services until the bar
Because it doubles as a salon, “it’s a female-friendly
bar,” Denny B. said.
“This gives a different degree and a different
edge,” he said. “You can have a beer while you
wait for your hair, nail or tanning session.
You can come in with your kids, and they can
have a bowl of cereal while you’re getting your
hair cut (the cereal bar offers 30 cold breakfast
varieties and an array of toppings you might
normally put on your ice cream), and your husband
can watch the game.”
The lady patrons might also appreciate the occasional
ladies’ night with male strippers — something
that’s almost unheard of anymore, and something
that’s a fair turnabout, considering its close
proximity to (and unofficial relationship with)
the Lumberyard Strip Club.
And because many of the Lumberyard dancers enjoy
a cocktail with friends at Krazee Kafe after
their shifts, the “female-friendly” bar is also
a bit of a man magnet.
Krazee Kafe has gained a reputation as a biker
bar, too. And it’s also gaining momentum as
a concert hall, with a big, new stage hailing
national acts such as the upcoming Heidi Newfield
on Nov. 11 and the tribute band tour of Silver
Bullet (Bob Segar), Dead or Alive (Bon Jovi)
and Paradise City (Guns-n-Roses), and live band
karaoke every Thursday night.
“Everybody else has the same local acts day
in and day out,” Denny B. said. “Love it or
hate, but you’re going to see something different
at Krazee. “Bored people get in trouble. Here
you don’t know what you’re going to get. This
is a way to get out of the norm. We do things
everybody else is afraid to try.” CV
1410 N.E. Broadway Ave.
Hours: 11-2 a.m. (soon to open at 6 a.m.),
Mon.-Sun., kitchen and salon always open.
Happy Hour: All day till 7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.,
$2 bottles, wells and tall boys.