On Paczki Day, Hamtramck turns into ‘Party Town’
By Charles Sercombe
Time to get your dancing shoes on.
Paczki Day is rolling our way a little earlier than last year.
Once again, the festivities begin with a pre-party called “Countdown to Paczki Day,” which is this Saturday (Feb. 18) in a heated tent at the Town Center parking lot on Jos. Campau just south of Holbrook.
The fun begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. On hand will be live Polish music by the Misty Blues and a performance by the Gwiazda Polish Dancers.
“Mr. Paczki” will be roaming around and Mayor Karen Majewski will be cutting it up on the dance floor. In case you’ve never seen our talented mayor perform some of her tricky folk dances, you are in for a treat.
Of course there will be a generous supply of free paczki samplings from our local bakeries.
And then on Paczki Day, this city is party center. If you want to explore the town, here’s a list of other places to drink and eat:
Baker’s Streetcar Bar
9817 Jos. Campau
Kielbasa & Kraut Sandwich $3
Any size Amicci’s Pizza – Half off
Belmont Sports Bar
10215 Jos. Campau
Open at 9 a.m.
$2 drink specials and complimentary paczki all day
DJs All Day.
Celina’s Sports Bar
11667 Jos. Campau
Open at 9 a.m.
10238 Jos. Campau
DJ IN-STORE PERMORMANCES:
Greg Mudge, Andy Garcia, DOCILE, Adjust,
Low Res, Nospectacle, Deka, DATSWOTSUP,
Superjoint, The Funk Below
11411 Jos. Campau
MENTION YOU SAW THIS IN THE HAMTRAMCK REVIEW
AND GET 10% OFF YOUR BILL ON PACZKI DAY!!!!
10001 Jos. Campau
Open at 10 a.m.
New Dodge Lounge
8850 Jos. Campau
Opens at 7 a.m.
Featuring: The Polish Muslims, The Party
The Misty Blues, Jo-Town, DJ Blayd
Paczkis, Polish Cuisine, Jaeger and Budweiser Girls
Live Broadcast by the WRIF’s Ann Carlini
Painted Lady Lounge
2930 Jacob St.
Opens at 6 p.m.
$3 Paczki Bombs
Polish Village Café
Finest food West of Warsaw!
catering: (313) 608-2097
Loyal Order of the Moose
Start Paczki Day off with a hearty breakfast, 7 a.m. until it’s gone. Admission is $5, which goes to the Hamtramck Goodfellows.
Polonia Polish Restaurant
Put down that paczki and get some real food. Besides Polish cuisine, there’s a fish and chips special for a mere $6.95. Eat, and enjoy the sights.
PLAV Post 10
11824 Jos. Campau
Music, food and fun. Need we say more?
It’s also the place for the official paczki eating contest, held at noon. Enter at your own risk!
Live entertainment: Polka Floyd (1:30-3:30 p.m.), Danny D & the Vagabonds (4-6 p.m.) and the Polish Muslims (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Also available, kielbasa sandwiches, pierogi, potato pancakes and Hamtramck sliders. Oh yeah, cheap beer!
Open 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Paczki Day
No cover all day
Complimentary paczki and other food
HOME OF THE PACZKI BOMB: Mini paczki with flavored vodka funneled in!
Live set by THE POLKA FLOYD SHOW starting at 6 p.m. They will play “The Wall” in its entirety.
Paczki Day also marks the debut of Captains of the Head, performing dirty sea shanties and other inappropriate songs.
Home of Polish Girls Gone Wild!
Tight Fittin’ Jeans
Characters Always Welcome
12002 Jos. Campau
Opens at 10 a.m.
Featuring New Orleans Hurricanes
Karaoke from 7 p.m.
Whiskey in the Jar
Home-made pierogi, stuffed cabbage and kielbasa.
Raspberry Vodka infused paczki.
Featuring live performances by Kielbasa Kings and