Thursday, January 30, 2014

We Found Charlie

sometimes we find cool things that customers have left behind at homer's. a couple of days ago we found this little notebook with a child's drawing. if you're the parent or the artist reading this, we found charlie. he's waiting for you. if you remember drawing (or receiving) pictures like this, we'd like to hear about it! share your story with us and get double punches toward a free drink today!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Blind Cylinder Puzzle

i had never seen a blind cylinder puzzle until jerry ponzer brought one to homer's. it's a simple concept where a casing with a maze inside fits over a shaft with a button... it seems simple until you try to solve it. josh came in to homer's last night and did just that.

Monday, January 27, 2014

First Mystery Quote of 2014

alot of celebrities enjoy coffee. some are even quoted as such. who said: "My dream is to have a house on the beach, even just a little shack somewhere so I can wake up, have coffee, look at dolphins, be quiet and breathe the air." was it kate bosworth? christina applegate? jennifer aniston? double punches if you know the answer! the answer to last wednesday's trivia: burger time.

Saturday, January 25, 2014


the kyle sexton band is coming to homer's tonight at 7:30! over the last few weeks there has been talk of video recording the bands that play at homer's on friday and saturday nights. ironically the first webcam (pictured above) displayed a coffee pot in a computer lab of the university of cambridge. what are your thoughts of recording live music @ homer's? or of a webcam @ homer's? share your thoughts with a barista and get double punches toward a free drink today!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Found at the Thrift Store

angie found this old homer's mug at saver's yesterday. i did the artwork on it around 8 or 9 years ago when jim mathis asked me to draw something to put on mugs and t-shirts. it was good to see it again.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Never Too Cold For Game Night

the best way to spend a cold january night ISN'T at home watching netflix. it's wednesday at that means it's game night at homer's! it's the best place to play board games and drink coffee. and speaking of coffee and games, can you name the game (pictured above) where you get bonus points for drinking coffee? flippin' fries? shaky salt? burger time? guess the right one and you get double punches toward a free drink today! the answer to saturday's trivia: joe jackson.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Mystery Joe 2014

ok, here's the first mystery tune for 2014... and yes there is a lyric about coffee! do you recognize the song, or who sings it? joe strummer? joe jackson? big joe turner? guess the right joe and get double punches toward a free cup o' joe! the answer to wednesday's trivia: tri dimensional chess.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Game Night... Check!

it's game night @ homer's again! whoa, where did the week go? we'll bust out the gameboys, board games, dice, and other necessaries around 7pm. ok, it's trivia time: what is the name of that weird looking chess game played on star trek? tri-dimensional chess? parrises squares? tic tac toe? if you know the answer you'll get double punches toward a free drink today! the answer to tuesday's trivia: true.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Does Coffee Improve Your Memory?

true or false: a recent study shows that coffee can improve your memory. it's a 50/50 shot, but if you guess right, you get double punches toward a free drink today!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Hey Hey

last night paul land & ray hildebrand played to a packed house @ homer's, and it was awesome! tonight they will play again at 7:30. come early if you want a place to sit down and drink coffee. hey, here's a little trivia: there is a certain song that was a #1 hit on the billboard charts in 1963 for ray hildebrand. if you can sing part of that song to a barista, you'll get double punches toward a free drink! the answer to sunday's trivia: lighter roast.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Game Night!!!

if the single digit cold temps have got you down kept you indoors the last few days, cheer up 'cause the forecast is calling for a high of 28 degrees today! AND you can keep the good times rolling by coming out to game night after 7pm @ homer's! warm up with a cup of coffee and join us as we play UNO, chess, checkers, gameboys, and a whole lot more!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Light Versus Dark

if i had a quarter for every time a customer asked for the "darkest roast you have" i would take up residence at an arcade and play frogger until i lost consciousness... oh wait, i already did that back in the 80's. alot of people think that a darker roast equals more caffeine. what do you think? does a darker roast have more caffeine, or will a lighter roast get your coffee buzz going? if you know the right answer you'll get double punches toward a free drink! the answer to last week's trivia question is 3000 gallons.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Something For Everyone

most folks know that there is music @ homer's every friday and saturday. tomorrow night it is by the vogts sisters. now here's something you may not know... tomorrow night there will also be something going on at the second homer's location on red bridge and holmes: mondo beep. if you come to mondo beep tomorrow night @ 7pm you can expect a futuristic retro experience. the sights and sounds will transport you to places where these things are considered normal… places like a cheap sci fi movie set, a room full of 80′s arcade games, or a small town spook house.