Showing posts from June, 2016

See Who's Coming to Backwater Jack's in July!

Live music is one of the best reasons to spend your summer nights at Backwater Jack's . Nothing is better than an evening of delicious food, good drinks and great music. Lake of the Ozarks’ best place for live entertainment is open seven days a week and has live music six nights a week! Check out July’s line-up, so you don’t miss your favorite artist: Photo Credit: Spontaneous Serendipity Facebook Friday, July 1 -  The Surge Saturday, July 2 - Legends Undercover Sunday, July 3 - Phat Mike Unplugged (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM);  Phat Mike & the Bartenders (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM) Monday, July 4 - Spontaneous Serendipity Wednesday, July 6 - London Strangers Thursday, July 7 - Phat Mike & the Bartenders Friday, July 8 - The Surge Saturday, July 9 - Phat Mike Unplugged (12:30 - 4:30 PM);  Phat Mike & the Bartenders (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM) Sunday, July 10 - Deep Fried Squirrel Monday, July 11 - James Clay Wednesday, July 13 - Double D Thursday, July

4 Tips to Keeping Cool at the Lake

Summer at the Lake of the Ozarks can get very humid and hot. With above average temperatures and what seems like daily heat advisories, it is important to stay cool this summer. With many people out on the water enjoying the beautiful scenery and fun lake activities, Backwater Jack’s presents 4 tips to help you keep cool while having fun this summer. 1. Go Overboard! The easiest way to cool off while on the lake is to, well, get in the water. If you do decide to jump on in, make sure it is safe to do so first. With the hot temperatures that all Missourians are experiencing, there will be many people coming to Lake of the Ozarks to enjoy the water. This means there will be more and more boats on the water as the season progresses. 2. Drink, Drink and Drink Some More! Drink a lot…. of water! This tip seems simple, but it is easy to forget to drink the right amount of water when you are having fun out on the boat. Time flies when you are having fun, but don’t forget

3 Reasons Why You Should Bring Dad to Backwater Jack’s for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is soon approaching. Do you know how you’re celebrating the occasion? Why not bring your dad to Backwater Jack’s ? With delicious food, great live music and beautiful lake views, our waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place for any occasion. Still not convinced? Here are 3 reasons why Backwater Jack’s is the place to bring your dad this Sunday! 1. Delicious Food! Backwater Jack’s uniquely combines the styles and ingredients of South Florida and the Caribbean with traditional Midwest favorites. It is coastal cuisine with a Midwestern flair. Our menu has a variety of different options, so there is something for everyone. From sandwiches and salads to steaks and  pastas, you will be sure to find your next favorite dish. We also offer daily specials Monday – Thursday, so make sure you stop by again to get a deal on some of our favorite menu items. 2. Best Frozen Drinks at the Lake! At Backwater Jack’s , we are famous for our Rum Runn

Rum Runners, Pina Coladas, and Daiquiris, Oh My!

Frozen drinks are a crowd favorite at the best waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks . They are a great way to cool off during hot and humid days, which we have a lot of during Missouri summers. Rum Runners, Strawberry Daiquiris and Pina Coladas all have an interesting story of how they came to be. Let’s take a look at the origins of these famous drinks: Rum Runners This drink is named after the real “Rum Runners” that inhabited the Florida Key during prohibition. Rum running is the act of illegally transporting alcoholic beverages where it is forbidden by law. (Don’t worry, our rum runners are perfectly legal for those over 21!) Because of Florida’s close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, they have a long history of rum running. Apparently, this tasty drink was invented in the late 1950s at the Holiday Isle Tiki Bar in Islamorada, Florida. The bar had an excess of rum and other liqueur that needed to be used before the arrival of

Live Music Schedule for June 2016

Backwater Jack’s is the place to be at Lake of the Ozarks this summer. We are open seven days a week, with delicious daily specials like Crabby Ol Mondays and Tequila Tuesdays. We also have a full schedule of live music, which starts at 6:00 p.m., all month long. Backwater Jack’s June lineup is one that will sure to kick your summer off right. Plus, there is no cover charge to listen to this great music! Friday, June 3 – The Surge Blake Gardner and the Farmers; Photo Credit:  Blake Gardner and the Farmers Facebook Saturday, June 4 – Blake Gardner and the Farmer Sunday, June 5 – Joe Farrell & the Continentals Monday, June 6 – Stratman Wednesday, June 8 – London Strangers Thursday, June 9 – Phat Mike & the Bartenders Friday, June 10 – Christiana Saturday, June 11 – The Surge Sunday, June 12 – London Strangers Chubby Carrier; Photo Credit:  Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band Facebook Monday, June 13 – James Clay