Blake's kicked off a long holiday weekend on Friday exactly the way you would hope – lubricating you with libations to warm up for a weekend of celebrating the Fourth of July. 

Sure, we know all about Sunday Funday with a show at the Midtown mainstay. And we're quite familiar with the dancers, Hump Day hotties and "Big Brothers" that tease us with all their tasty good stuff. But we popped in on Friday to get our holiday celebration started early.

Photos by Russ Youngblood