By: Corbin Lingenfelter, News Director
Jasper- On the banks of the Patoka River sits the River Centre, and soon a new place to grab a drink.
Owsley’s Lounge will open its doors in October in the Jasper River Centre, which currently features shops and businesses. The new hangout will feature TVs and domestic and commercial drinks along with food prepared by Café Piña’s Claudia Juarez.
River Centre Community Manager Keelie Dall and Event Sales Manager and Public Relations manager Madison Kaiser shared details on what led to the new lounge.
“Owsley’s Lounge is a twenty-one and older bar, pet friendly,” says Kaiser, “We just felt that there was a need for it and it kind of helps us out with our events.”
Owsley’s Lounge will be available to book private, 50 person limit, events like:
- Wine and Canvas
- Bachelorette/Bachelor Parties
- Corporate Events
In terms of the drinks, Owsley’s will feature:
- Specialty Drinks
- Top Shelf
With the opening of Owsley’s, there leaves the question of the current brewery on site with St. Meinrad. Dall says there will not be any competition between the two.
“We are all for one another being successful here so we do not want to take away from any of our businesses on site. We are not competing with them. We are one big family here at the River Centre. Our bar will be a bar but it will mostly be to facilitate our events at the River Centre.”
With the opening of the lounge will come the opening of High Pointe, an outdoor lounge. High Pointe will be managed through Owsley’s and will only be open on select weekends.
The tentative opening date is in October but an update will be provided at Riverfest on October 8th.
Owsley’s has many full and part time employment opportunities available:
- Event Staff
To apply for a position, you can inquire at the Leasing Office until the Lounge is open or the advertising “job fair”. Bartenders and Servers must have a State of Indiana Servers License and current ID available at the time of application. All applicants must be 21+ unless applying for Runners or Event Staff.