The Oasis has been at 2921 Verot School Road (in between La Neuville and Vincent roads) for some time, but only recently has it come under the ownership of downtown alumni Robert Guercio and Michael Delcambre. Originally just looking to invest in property, Delcambre and Guercio stumbled across this place. Chantel Larpenteur, formerly of Artmosphere, has been brought on board as manager.
Several years ago in my drink-slinger days The Oasis had a weird reputation and was a favorite of offshore divers and the like. The locale has been there 25 years, first as The Bullseye, then as Kitty’s, then after a brief time as a restaurant Wade Bourque bought it and named it The Oasis Sports Bar & Grill. After much rehabbing and rehashing Guercio and Delcambre have turned it into an Oasis you won’t recognize from before.
Today with the explosive expansion of Youngsville and its location being halfway between Lafayette and there the turnout should be tremendous. Live music several nights a week and ladies never, ever pay cover at The Oasis. Up to eight beers on tap with nightly draft and pitcher specials. There are three pool tables for your pleasure.
Open now but the owners are tinkering with improvements still. Grand opening forthcoming. When that goes down the kitchen will be open serving food day and night. Call 857-8198 for information or booking your band or find them on ye olde Facebook at The Oasis Sports Bar.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.