The U Club is now hosting happy hours on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. in the pub.
The U Club is now hosting happy hours on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. in the pub.

The University Club is now giving us one more thing to look forward to when the workweek ends – Friday happy hours.

The happy hours are scheduled every Friday from 4-7 p.m. in the Pub. 

The idea to start hosting happy hours came in direct response to guest feedback.

“We recently surveyed our membership and in response to those who felt that the club was limited with evening hours, we are developing fun programs and events that we hope address some of those concerns,” said Linda Johnson, director of membership and marketing. “This will be one of other new offerings.”

Other new features include Sunday brunches on the second Sunday of the month. These were the most popular request in the surveys, according to Johnson.

“All of these things are what are members asked for and we hit the ground running with trying to deliver them. We will take a pulse on how it goes for the year and on the participation before we decide to add more,” she said.

This is the first time the U Club has held these types of special occasions. Johnson said that in addition to responding to membership feedback, the U Club is also trying to raise more awareness.

“We want people to know the club is part of the university where they can feel comfortable having fun and connecting with friends and colleagues and perhaps decide to become members. I think a lot of people think this is either just for alumni or it’s too expensive, but it’s not. It’s for the university community and there are so many categories of membership,” she said. “Faculty and staff may also consider this to be an excellent opportunity for team and morale building.”

More information is available by contacting Johnson via email or at 852-3499. 

Alicia Kelso
Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.