Tup Tup http://tuptup.org/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 00:09:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://tuptup.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/cropped-icon-32x32.png Tup Tup http://tuptup.org/ 32 32 Be Kind Rewind is downtown San Antonio’s newest bar https://tuptup.org/be-kind-rewind-is-downtown-san-antonios-newest-bar/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 16:56:05 +0000 https://tuptup.org/be-kind-rewind-is-downtown-san-antonios-newest-bar/ When bar owner Alex Amaro first announced the concept of Be Kind Rewind to MySA, he promised an interactive nightlife experience that would transport patrons back in time with the sights and sounds of the 80s. 90s and early 2000s. Now we get a glimpse of the new nightclub near Alamo Plaza, and Amaro hit the mark.

Be Kind Rewind is located in the old downtown Fuddruckers space at 115 Alamo Plaza, and is quite unassuming from the outside. When patrons step inside from Losoya Street or Alamo Plaza, they are immediately greeted by a cascade of neon colors, Nagel-esque creations by Austin’s Unhinged Studios, and painted murals by local artist Colton Valentine. The interior will be completely unrecognizable to those who visited the burger shop before it closed in 2020.

What would a San Antonio nightlife spot be without a tribute to the Queen of Tejano?

Steven Santana | MySA

It’s a place for the senses that encourages good vibes and nostalgia through sight, sound, touch and taste, Amaro says. Inside’s past as a San Antonio-based burger spot that had its heyday in the ’80s and ’90s tends to evoke those same feelings of nostalgia.

The DJ booth is covered in retro stereos and boomboxes, all found locally.

The DJ booth is covered in retro stereos and boomboxes, all found locally.

Steven Santana | MySA

“We wanted to provide a place where everyone can come, creating a totally immersive experience that attacks all of the senses,” Amaro said. “From the menus, the food, the drinks, the music, the sound system, as well as all the visual elements besides.”

With the exception of pinball, all arcade games are free.

With the exception of pinball, all arcade games are free.

Steven Santana | MySA

When MySA first arrived, Amaro had a music video playlist playing on flat screens and the booming sound system that really lets you feel the beat. It was “Under the Bridge” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers followed by “Love Shack” by the B52s – just two of many music videos on a rotation organized by Amaro.

The dioramas will trigger those nostalgic memories.

The dioramas will trigger those nostalgic memories.

Steven Santana | MySA

But music videos aren’t the only source of jams. Be Kind Rewind will open at 5 p.m. and at 9 p.m. the dance floor will open with sets featuring DJ Chacho on deck. Amaro says DJ Chacho is creating playlists that marry comebacks from early pop stars like Prince, Madonna, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. There will also be R&B and hip hop hits from the 90s and 2000s.

Be Kind Rewind has its share of craft cocktails.

Be Kind Rewind has its share of craft cocktails.

Steven Santana | MySA

The main bar will serve the usual beers and seltzers you’ll find in most bars, but patrons can also order signature cocktails like the Disco Punch, which is a mix of Bacardi Sour, Sour Apple Pucker, peach schnapps, juice pineapple, Triple Sec, and sweet and sour mix. All served in a disco ball cup. You can also take various shots like the Malibu Barbie candy, a mix of Malibu, watermelon, and cranberry juice.

Guests looking for a cooler setting for a drink can pop into the neon tropical Weekend Vice bar, which will feature frozen draught margaritas and Reggaeton beats from favorites like Bad Bunny.

Be Kind Rewind doesn’t skimp on the food either. Menu items created by Chef Jay Rod include sliders, pizza, gourmet fries, wings, a giant cheese stick, and more, all named after pop culture references of the time.

The drink menus come in the form of old VHS tape cases containing some of your favorite movies like dirty dance Where clueless.

The stands pay homage to pop stars of the 80s, 90s and 2000s.

The stands pay homage to pop stars of the 80s, 90s and 2000s.

Steven Santana | MySA

Be Kind Rewind will officially open on October 28. Doors open at 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, then at noon on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Amaro also plans to do theme nights and a “funky brunch” on Saturdays and Sundays in the future.

@mysanantonio First look at #sanantonio’s new retro bar in #downtownsanantonio ✨🪩🍸 #sanantoniobars #sanantonionightlife #sanantoniotexas #sanantoniotx #sanantoniotiktok #sanantoniofoodie #sanantoniocheck #thingstodoinsanantonio ♬ I miss you (accelerated version) – _

Bar shooting turns deadly in Waterbury: Connecticut police https://tuptup.org/bar-shooting-turns-deadly-in-waterbury-connecticut-police/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 14:13:00 +0000 https://tuptup.org/bar-shooting-turns-deadly-in-waterbury-connecticut-police/ Police were called to Lit Ultra Lounge on West Main Street just before 2 a.m. Saturday to a report of gunshots.

WATERBURY, Conn. — An overnight shooting at a Waterbury nightclub that left one dead and two injured is being investigated, police said.

Police were called to Lit Ultra Lounge on West Main Street just before 2 a.m. Saturday to a report of gunshots.

Officers found a man inside the bar with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died. He has not been identified at this time.

RELATED: Waterbury man charged with shooting Bertie’s turns himself in: Police

Police also learned that two other gunshot victims were taken to hospital before police arrived at the bar. These two victims, identified as a 35-year-old man from New Britain and a 32-year-old woman from Bridgeport, were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Sign up for FOX61 newsletters: Morning forecast, morning headlines, evening headlines

The scene of the shooting remains a crime scene, police said. It’s unclear if Ultra will be open for business on Saturday.

What led to the shooting is unclear at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Waterbury Police at (203) 574-6941.

WATCH: Naugatuck cruiser run over by 15-year-old driving stolen car

In August, several homicides were committed at local Waterbury establishments, including the shooting death of a 32-year-old man outside Bertie’s West Indian restaurant on North Main Street, the shooting death of the owner of the Salsa Tropical Social Club and the owner of Mikey’s Jamaican Restaurant accused of shooting and killing a man in the establishment.

Do you have a story idea or something in mind that you want to share? We want to hear from you! Email us at [email protected]


Download the FOX61 News app

iTunes: Click here to download

Google Play: Click here to download

Stream live on ROKU: Add the channel from the ROKU store or by searching FOX61.

Steam live on TV FIRE: Search ‘FOX61’ and click ‘Get’ to download.

City Council blocks JP23’s business license to operate a bar in downtown Long Beach – Reuters https://tuptup.org/city-council-blocks-jp23s-business-license-to-operate-a-bar-in-downtown-long-beach-reuters/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 14:52:48 +0000 https://tuptup.org/city-council-blocks-jp23s-business-license-to-operate-a-bar-in-downtown-long-beach-reuters/

The bar and restaurant had replaced the long-closed Cohiba nightclub on the corner of Broadway and Pine Avenue, but sexual assault allegations linked to its Fullerton location cast a shadow over its Long Beach opening last September. .

On Tuesday, community members called on the council to shut down the Long Beach location in the name of public safety while JP23 employees argued the license should be issued so they can earn a living. After hearing from both parties, council voted unanimously, without comment, to deny the permit.

The 6-0 vote likely wraps up the city’s process, but JP23 owner Jacob Poozikhala hasn’t ruled out legal action for a business license or a civil case to recover the money he spent to try to open the bar. Two council members (Daryl Supernaw and Stacy Mungo Flanigan) were absent for the vote and council member Cindy Allen recused herself before the hearing at the request of JP23.

The denial of the business license comes after city officials said JP23 opened without proper authorization in September and continually violated city rules by holding live events while operating under a temporary business license. Long Beach employees say he never got an entertainment license, but has reportedly held several live events over the past year.

According to the city, the establishment racked up eight felony citations and numerous complaints from neighboring businesses and residents over the past year for loud music and unruly patrons, which contributed to the initial decision by city staff. to deny the business license in March.

That decision was appealed by the bar’s owner, who said the high-profile rape charges related to JP23’s location in Fullerton were the real basis for the city trying to drive him out of town. He accused them of fabricating a case to deny him a permanent business license.

“I wouldn’t have violations if I had a business license,” Poozikhala said. “It was on purpose; it was a setup because of what happened in Fullerton.

After a neutral hearing officer ruled that JP23 should obtain its license, the city sought a second legal opinion stating that the hearing officer’s logic was flawed as he ruled that past violations of the rules of the city were not to be considered when granting a new business license.

Christopher Pisano, a lawyer with Best Best & Krieger, who recommended council override the hearing officer, said the opinion was fundamentally flawed and the city had the right to exercise discretion in issuing commercial licenses.

The council’s decision to block the permit was cheered by community activists who had organized against the opening of the Long Beach site last year. They sent hundreds of letters to city council members calling on them to vote against issuing the permit.

Other business owners have warned that the council’s decision to close an establishment after the owner has made major investments could send the wrong message to other potential operators looking to open in the city.

New downtown nightclub JP23 could be forced to close just months after opening

The city council will decide whether the JP23 site in the city center should be closed

NYC workers wait 90 minutes in line for a modern Cava lunch https://tuptup.org/nyc-workers-wait-90-minutes-in-line-for-a-modern-cava-lunch/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 12:23:20 +0000 https://tuptup.org/nyc-workers-wait-90-minutes-in-line-for-a-modern-cava-lunch/

The midtown lunch rush is back.

On a hot summer day in midtown Manhattan, where no one is supposed to be working, a fashionable crowd lined the sidewalk outside Cava’s fast-paced Mediterranean restaurant.

The Greek-inspired chain’s Broadway and 38th Street location was jokingly hailed as ‘the hardest club to get into in all of Manhattan’, in a now-ubiquitous TikTok ad posted by a Big Apple influencer . Embedded tweet.

Do you remember the epidemic? Do you remember when Midtown restaurants were in full swing? Tell that to the modern lunch attendants who wait up to 90 minutes in a booth outside the door for them Lemon chicken dishes.

“I queued for an hour and a half to get food here. It’s good and healthy,” Kathleen Meszkiewicz, 25, told The Post, sweating in the glorious sunshine.

Cava on Broadway has been called “the hardest club to get into in all of Manhattan” due to its notoriously long lunch streaks.
Robert Miller

Cava was first launched in 2010 in Rockville, Maryland. The brand is now popular in the Washington, DC area. Lately, however, newly opened branches in Manhattan have become something of Chipotle’s post-pandemic response, or their various $20 hash salad joints.

In the TikTok clip, which has garnered more than 1.1 million views, a crowd of subsistence seekers sacrifice their hour-long lunch breaks while waiting to get their hands on $13 worth of veggies, protein and a mix of cereals.

DIY Cava dishes are so popular, with options like falafels, spicy lamb meatballs and grilled vegetables, as well as a range of delicious dips, that those hoping to grab lunch at the restaurant chain fast often try to beat the pre-order rush. Via the Cava app or the website. Miszkiewicz, who was ordered to carry on with his colleagues, found these efforts thwarted.

Fans of Greek-inspired cuisine say they don't mind the long lines, as the restaurant offers a healthy, inexpensive alternative to greasy hot dogs and downtown pizzerias.
Fans of Greek-inspired cuisine say they don’t mind the long lines, as the restaurant offers a healthy, inexpensive alternative to greasy hot dogs and Midtown pizzerias.
Robert Miller

We pre-ordered our food [online] 11:30 a.m. for 12 p.m. pickup now 12:30 a.m. and still pending. “It’s boring, but the food is worth it.”

One restaurant’s puzzling popularity argues for a restaurant back in town at lunchtime, which saw steep declines in 2020 and 2021 when most of the workforce was working (and eating). ) at home.

But Broadway Cava general manager Yasmere Mercedes said her store has seen a boom in sponsorships since becoming more commercial. They are required to return to their offices several times on a mixed schedule, at the beginning of this year.

“It’s been really great to see how the business has grown since the pandemic,” Mercedes, 21, told The Post as customers rushed to the door. “We’re actually making more money now than before the pandemic.”

Other locations, such as Cava at 42nd Street near Bryant Park and the one on Madison Avenue at 40th Street, also draw crowds of midday customers.

As nine-to-five-year-olds continue to adjust to their real-life working lives, many are using every minute of their lives on vacation afternoons to eat, drink and maybe even have a romance. .

“I wish,” Emily Seitz and Jill Folger, both 26, said when asked if they’d ever flirted with a society hottie on their nightclub-style kava line.

Customers line up on the street at Cava, Broadway and 38, New York.
Extreme summer temperatures haven’t dampened enthusiasm for the Kava branch on Broadway and 38th Street in the Garment District.
Robert Miller

Best business friends, who pre-ordered their orders, waited 15 minutes as part of the pick-up crowd.

However, most of them seem content to just walk in and score goodnight no.

“The line is always too long,” Manny, 35, who works in construction and asked that his last name not be used, told the Post. In the past, she’d waited over 45 minutes for her usual bowl of habanero chicken, having only 15 minutes left for food.

In such cases, Manny said with a laugh, “I’m back in my office and eating fast food.

Similarly, software pro David Carmichael, 29, told The Post that he usually doesn’t mind letting the minutes go by while he waits for a bowl of falafel and feta.

The restaurant's general manager said his site is making more money now than it did before the nationwide COVID-19 outbreak.
The restaurant’s general manager said his site is making more money now than it did before the nationwide COVID-19 outbreak.
Robert Miller

But even that has its limits. “Every time I see the queue outside the door, I walk away,” he said.

Such was the case with 33-year-old Lauren Vass and her colleagues, who took a look at their extensive range of kava and immediately opted to eat elsewhere.

“It’s long and we have to go back [to work]Fes was groaning, working as a wholesaler for women living downtown.

Others were also deterred by the Cava crowds.

Despite the common club-like streak, most regular customers admitted that they didn't mingle or emotionally mingle with other people in the business while waiting.
Despite the common club-like streak, most regular customers admitted that they didn’t mingle or emotionally mingle with other people in the business while waiting.
Robert Miller

“I’m not a queuing person,” said Megan Neville, 37, who stopped by with fellow model Margaret Derby, 30.

“It’s good food,” Derby said. But the TikTok nightclub [aspect] not mine “.

]]> DJ Snake and Tiesto will play in Atlantic City to save Lucy the elephant https://tuptup.org/dj-snake-and-tiesto-will-play-in-atlantic-city-to-save-lucy-the-elephant/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 13:35:10 +0000 https://tuptup.org/dj-snake-and-tiesto-will-play-in-atlantic-city-to-save-lucy-the-elephant/

HQ2 Nightclub and HQ2 Nightclub – home to the East Coast’s largest outdoor pool party – welcomes a star-studded lineup of international DJs to the original US resort for the first-ever Lucy Weekend The Elephant.

From August 5 to August 8, fans will be treated to performances by global stars such as DJ Snake, Tiesto, Dombresky, Kim Lee, Fergie and Markus Schulz. All will come together in the name of supporting the restoration of Lucy The Elephant, America’s oldest and most beloved roadside attraction.

Lucy the Elephant was built by the developer, James Lafferty, in 1881 as a gimmick to attract buyers to his landholdings along the coast of South Atlantic City (now Margate). Eventually, a popular hotel was built near Lucy. Presidents and royalty have traveled from all over the world to stay at the nearby Elephant Hotel and climb the stairs of Lucy’s howdah.

Throughout her history, Lucy has survived hurricanes, ocean floods, and even a fire. However, in the 1960s, it became apparent that there was one disaster that Lucy could not overcome: neglect. By then, the once proud jewel of the South Jersey Shore had become an almost hopeless miserable wreck.

In 1970, Lucy was sold to the Save Lucy Committee for $1 because the land she was on was intended for condo construction. Lucy was moved to her current location and restoration began. 52 years later and standing by the ocean, the elements have taken their toll on Lucy.

Lucy is now in the final stages of a $2 million exterior restoration project. To date, over $1.5 million has been raised. To help raise these additional funds and bring more attention to Lucy, The Ocean Casino Resort and HQ2 Nightclub/Dayclub decided to launch Lucy The Elephant Weekend with a portion of the proceeds going to the project.

“The Save Lucy Committee couldn’t be more thrilled that Atlantic City’s NEWEST Casino and America’s OLDEST Roadside Attraction have partnered to benefit the major restoration project underway at Lucy the Elephant,” said Richard. Helfant, executive director and CEO of the nonprofit organization. organization. “Elephants have always been a symbol of good luck and we hope Lucy brings luck and good fortune to all who attend this exciting weekend at HQ Nightclub/Beachclub and Ocean Casino Resort. We are extremely grateful to the staff and the management of Ocean Casino Resorts and Lou B Industries for bringing together these two iconic symbols of Atlantic City.

Friday, August 5 – Nightclub – Kim Lee
Saturday August 6 – Beachclub – DJ Snake
Saturday August 6 – Discotheque – Dombresky
Sunday August 7- Beachclub – Tiësto
Sunday August 7 – Nightclub – Fergie
Monday August 8 – Discotheque – Markus Schulz

Tags: DJ Snake, tiesto

Categories: Music

Tiki Dive Bar Portside Lounge closes, citing ‘crime spike’ in NOLA https://tuptup.org/tiki-dive-bar-portside-lounge-closes-citing-crime-spike-in-nola/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 21:32:05 +0000 https://tuptup.org/tiki-dive-bar-portside-lounge-closes-citing-crime-spike-in-nola/

Once an exciting addition to a resurgence of bars and restaurants in downtown New Orleans, five-year-old Portside Lounge is the latest to close in the neighborhood, owner Danny Nick announced this week. The tropical dive bar with a punk twist will come out with a big final weekend of live music, culminating with a 4th of July party.

Nick tells Eater that Portside has been able to weather the COVID storm for the most part, but that “until New Orleans can heal from the wounds inflicted upon it, a northern Caribbean fantasy like the Portside Lounge will not cannot functionally exist. He is referring to what he perceives as a recent spike in crime in the city, which he says is “chasing people away at a high rate”. Nick, who was born less than a mile from Portside Lounge, says he’s unsure about his next move but hopes to ‘revisit’ Portside again: “It’s been a big passion for me and I’m deeply saddened to let her go,” says Nick.

Nick, a bassist in a local metal band at the time, opened Portside Lounge with his then-wife in 2017 as a laid-back venue featuring Caribbean cocktails and funky decor that would occasionally host pop-ups and live music. It joined a bustling row of new restaurants and bars in Central City at the time, anchored by Cafe Reconcile on Oretha Castle and accelerated by the opening of Casa Borrega in 2013. A year later, the Southern Food and Beverage Museum has opened, at points serving as the home of two different restaurants, one by chef Isaac Toups (it closed in 2019 and a new restaurant never moved in, though the museum hosts chef dinners and pops -ups).

Portside was an instant favorite with locals after it opened, offering something just different enough (tiki inspired) while still feeling familiar (dive bar). While open, Portside delivered on its promise to host emerging food pop-ups and helped introduce a number of now-loved cuisines to New Orleans bar-goers. More recently, it was the longtime home of Queen Trini Lisa’s kitchen, which has since become a permanent restaurant in Mid City.

Portside also opened not far from two Central City food hubs with a mission, Dryades Public Market and the Roux Carre food incubator, both of which have since closed (and Casa Borrega just closed recently, in May). However, there have been some big openings in the neighborhood in recent years, including a nightclub by restaurateur Larry Morrow, Treehouse and Margaret Place, a chic boutique hotel that hosted semi-finalist emerging chef Serigne Mbaye’s dinner series of the James Beard Award, and owns a restaurant. in the works.

Portside’s last day is Monday, July 4, so come and bid farewell at 3000 Dryades Street from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

3000 Dryades Street, New Orleans,

New Downtown Colorado Springs Breakfast Takes Over Oscar’s Former Oyster Bar Space | Company https://tuptup.org/new-downtown-colorado-springs-breakfast-takes-over-oscars-former-oyster-bar-space-company/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://tuptup.org/new-downtown-colorado-springs-breakfast-takes-over-oscars-former-oyster-bar-space-company/

A new daytime breakfast and lunch restaurant has opened in downtown Colorado Springs, replacing a name familiar to late-night visitors to downtown for about 20 years.

Burnt Toast debuted Friday at 112 N. Nevada Ave. in the space most recently occupied by Oscar’s Oyster Bar; before that it housed Brewer’s Republic, a bar and restaurant.

Owner Phil Duhon closed Oscar in mid-April, saying the Nevada Avenue location wasn’t attracting enough nighttime customers.

“The traffic flow in this part of Nevada is more of a daytime problem than an evening one, and it just couldn’t handle the volume it needed to pay the bills,” Duhon said.

Mary’s Mountain Cookies makes its way to downtown Colorado Springs

The closing marked the end of a nearly 20-year run for the Oscars.

It opened in May 2003 as Oscar’s Tejon Street at 333 S. Tejon St. It then operated as Oscar’s Oyster Bar, but closed in early 2019. Duhon renamed Oscar’s Midtown Grill and continued to operate at the South Tejon location, although it also closed that business about six months later.

It acquired Brewer’s Republic on Nevada Avenue in late 2019, but closed it a few months later amid COVID-19 operating restrictions on restaurants and bars. He relaunched the Oscars brand in May 2021, only to close it last April.

Awi Sushi expands to downtown Colorado Springs

“Oscar had a pretty good 20-year run,” Duhon said, adding that he was probably past his prime and it was time to refresh the concept.

Duhon said he’s had a breakfast idea in mind for years and has teamed up with downtown nightclub and restaurant owners Sam and Kathy Guadagnoli and lawyer and businessman. business John Goede to launch Burnt Toast.

Unlike the lack of nighttime traffic, the Nevada Avenue location is better suited for a daytime breakfast and lunch, Duhon said.

“During the day, I actually think it’s expedient,” he said.

“There are only three or four breakfast places downtown versus, you know, 20 lunch places,” Duhon added. “There is a larger share.”

Iconic Downtown Colorado Springs Hotel Changes Ownership

Burnt Toast, open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., offers a varied menu including French toast, huevos rancheros, breakfast tacos and burritos, breakfast bowls, granola bowls and snacks. traditional dishes such as pancakes, eggs cooked to order, bacon and sausage.

The lunch menu includes burgers and sandwiches served with fries, as well as salads.

Burnt Toast specializes in more health-conscious, dinner-friendly offerings, Duhon said.

The menu includes gluten-free, dairy-free and non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) options, as well as cage-free organic eggs, he said.

Burnt Toast also offers juice, fresh lemonade, cantaloupe juice and other breakfast drink options, Duhon said.

The restaurant will offer what it called the largest non-alcoholic menu in town, featuring eight non-alcoholic beers and half a dozen mocktails – often called mocktails.

“You can have a non-alcoholic mojito or an old-fashioned non-alcoholic or…even Guinness now has a non-alcoholic beer,” Duhon said. “Pretty cool options.”

Panino’s closes store in Colorado Springs

For customers who want traditional booze, however, Burnt Toast has a full bar available during restaurant hours, he said.

Burnt Toast, which employs 18 people and will eventually have about 25 people, has indoor street-level seating for about 40 people and 55 to 60 seats on the roof, Duhon said. A patio can accommodate about 40 more people, he said.

Although open during the day, Burnt Toast plans to add late-night, weekend menu items for downtown residents and visitors. Duhon said he hopes to begin service from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays starting July 8.

Bloom OTR Nightclub to Open in Former Under Zero Lounge | Drinks News | Cincinnati https://tuptup.org/bloom-otr-nightclub-to-open-in-former-under-zero-lounge-drinks-news-cincinnati/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 20:05:41 +0000 https://tuptup.org/bloom-otr-nightclub-to-open-in-former-under-zero-lounge-drinks-news-cincinnati/
Click to enlarge

Photo: provided by Emma Nurre

The exterior of Bloom OTR

The former home of a beloved local LGBTQ+ institution takes on new life with the opening of Bloom OTR. The inclusive nightclub takes over the space previously occupied by Under Zero Lounge – the nationally acclaimed bar that closed in April after 15 years.

Bloom is scheduled to open June 24, in concert with Cincinnati Pride weekend festivities.

Emma Nurre, co-owner and COO of Bloom, says the bar’s goal is to play on the building’s history, creating a safe space that also features drinking, dancing and drag shows.

“We really just bought the space for our community,” Nurre said. CityBeat. “We found the right group of people who were willing to invest and keep the bar a queer space. Ultimately, it’s to honor the legacy of Under Zero and the impact it has had on our community. .”

But it won’t be exactly the same as bar patrons remember.

Click to enlarge The team behind Bloom OTR is renovating the space to make it "adult and sexy," says COO Emma Nurre.  - PHOTO: PROVIDED BY EMMA NURRE

Photo: provided by Emma Nurre

The team behind Bloom OTR is renovating the space to make it “mature and sexy”, says COO Emma Nurre.

Bloom’s team flipped the space. Where Below Zero offered weekend drag shows in the upstairs cabaret, Bloom renovated the first floor to open it up to host a slew of weekly performances, as well as the rest of the revelry that comes with a nightclub.

And, playing on Bloom’s name, Nurre says the interior decor now leans to “elegant” and is dotted with floral prints by international artist Frank Moth.

“I hate to use the word ‘woman’ or ‘feminine’ too much because the bar is all about everyone, and that’s what I hope to see represented, but on the design side, we’ve redone the floor – it’s all wood – (and) the back bar has this beautiful wooden backsplash. We have a marble bar; there’s a green wall in front. It gives — to me — sexy, elegant. Cultivated and sexy, that’s the vibe.

Famous Cincinnati drag queen Jessica Dimon has been cast as show director for Bloom.

“We really want to be Cincinnati’s first show bar (and) dance club,” she said. CityBeat.

Dimon says customers will recognize many of the in-house cast members she put together.

“We’re going to bring in some familiar faces so when you walk in, you feel like you’re in the same place, with a different name — like an upgraded model,” she says. “So it always feels like home.”

Currently, Dimon has plans for Wednesday-Saturday shows, with a concept yet to be determined for Sunday.

“Wednesdays will be a burlesque type show, Thursdays will be like a RuPaul’s Drag Race competition-type show, and then Friday and Saturday we’ll have a huge (drag) show with different celebrity guests,” she says. types of drag right now.”

These concepts of diversity and inclusion are buzzwords for Dimon and Nurre as they work to develop Bloom.

“My priority (is) to make sure our community feels safe,” says Nurre. “I feel like there are spaces that are considered gay bars in our community, but they’re less accepting of our queer family of color, our women, our lesbians. I’ve been saying this from the jump: lesbians I really want everyone to come out. We don’t adapt to a certain audience, we just adapt to the needs of the community, I think, and it’s a larger space. It’s brand new – we are about to completely shape from the bottom up what is the culture that we cultivate in our space.”

Click to enlarge Bloom OTR will feature floral prints by artist Frank Moth (left).  - PHOTO: PROVIDED BY EMMA NURRE

Photo: provided by Emma Nurre

Bloom OTR will feature floral prints by artist Frank Moth (left).

Bloom is hosting a series of opening events starting with DJs on June 24, followed by an appearance on the Pride Parade on June 25 and a paying show by RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 winner Jaida Essence Hall that night (find tickets here). On June 26, the bar will host a trunk show from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with queer artists and designers. A portion of the proceeds will go to Transform Cincy, a non-profit organization that provides a free closet to transgender and gender non-conforming youth.

For now, only the lower part of Bloom is expected to open this month, but Nurre says the bar plans to open the upper floor in two to three months. While the concept hasn’t been revealed yet, she says, “All I can say is get ready to dance.”

With the grand opening in sight, Bloom hopes to grow and thrive in the space that was left when Under Zero closed – something the show’s director, Dimon, badly needs.

“I really went through hell with COVID, and we all survived and made it, and then we lost Under Zero,” she says. With that, it’s like a brand new start. A new era has begun, and I think that’s what we really, really need.”

Nure agrees.

“I hope the community embraces Bloom for all she is and can be. The karma of this space is so beautiful,” Nurre says. from the community come and feel welcome.”

Bloom OTR is located at 1120 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine. For more information, visit bloomotr.com and instagram.com/bloomotr.

Stay connected with CityBeat. Subscribe to our newsletters and follow us on Facebook, instagram, Twitter, Google News, Apple News and Reddit.

Send CityBeat a news or tip or submit calendar event.

]]> a new speakeasy cocktail bar opens in Gilbert https://tuptup.org/a-new-speakeasy-cocktail-bar-opens-in-gilbert/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 17:13:00 +0000 https://tuptup.org/a-new-speakeasy-cocktail-bar-opens-in-gilbert/

GILBERT, AZ – The Rabbit Hole is now open at Gilbert and not only will you need to find it to get in, but you will need to make a reservation to be a guest on the list; yes, that means it’s a speakeasy bar with limited capacity.

“We like to think of it as an immersive experience…the idea is that when you come here, we want you to feel like you’ve been transported back to the 1920s, like a forbidden cocktail bar,” Joey said. Quatmann, the general. administrator.


According to Quatmann, it’s not common knowledge that during Prohibition “there was a thriving cocktail culture”, and that era inspired the venue’s theme.

Nick Medina

“What makes our menu unique from other bars is [that] we kind of specialize in ‘bartender’s choice’ where… you specifically tell the bartender what you want and the bartender will craft something on the spot,” Quatmann said.


The Rabbit Hole shares the building with two other bars: the White Rabbit Bar and the Parlor Room.

Besides the fact that The Rabbit Hole is a speakeasy, there’s another reason it shares the facility.

The Rabbit Hole: a new speakeasy bar opens in the Valley

Nick Medina

“We have this fictional character, known as Dr O’Hare. And the idea is that he was a doctor in the 1920s and he had a mansion… each of these individual bars is a different part of his mansion,” Quatmann said. “So you have the main bar, which is The White Rabbit, which is you know the cocktail experience. You have The Parlor Room, which is a nightclub. And then you have The Rabbit Hole which is a more intimate kind of experience.


  • Click here to make a reservation for The Rabbit Hole.
  • Location: 207 N Gilbert Road in Gilbert, Arizona.
  • Opening hours: Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Give new Ashland bar owners the benefit of the doubt – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News https://tuptup.org/give-new-ashland-bar-owners-the-benefit-of-the-doubt-medford-news-weather-sports-breaking-news/ Thu, 19 May 2022 18:55:01 +0000 https://tuptup.org/give-new-ashland-bar-owners-the-benefit-of-the-doubt-medford-news-weather-sports-breaking-news/

Three enterprising business partners are about to open a new Ashland nightclub in a once-famous location for all the wrong reasons. Given the history of the previous establishment on Will Dodge Way, it is understandable that members of city council and other members of the community have expressed concern over the approval of a liquor license for the new company, the Trap Door. What is not understandable is to hold the new owners responsible for what happened under the previous management.

In the end, council members voted to approve the application for an unrestricted liquor license. It was the right choice, and the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission is expected to give final approval to the request.

The previous establishment, known as the Vinyl Club, was the site of years of disorderly conduct complaints involving drunkenness, public urination and violence, including a 2018 incident in which a bouncer at the Vinyl Club was charged with second-degree assault for beating a customer, inflicting grievous bodily harm. Shortly after, the OLCC told the owner of the Vinyl Club to give up his liquor license for 28 days or pay a fine. He chose to close the business and sell it instead.

The new owners waited out the pandemic before looking to open a new business, spending the time remodeling the space to accommodate an upscale lounge and cocktail bar. They plan to limit occupancy to 59 people to maintain an intimate atmosphere, and offer craft cocktails and high-quality cuisine.

Given the venue’s history, City Council considered approving the liquor license application with conditions, including limiting the amount of alcohol in cocktails, limiting the hours of live music, and prohibiting serve drinks after 1am. The advisers correctly decided not to recommend any restrictions.

It would have been unfair to the new owners, who deserve the opportunity to show that they can operate a brand new business responsibly. The OLCC would consider pursuing a report examining past issues with the location. If this is the case, the commission should not hold the new owners responsible for events that have occurred in the past in a place that has been closed for three years.

If problems arise in the future, the City and the OLCC can address them. Unless and until they do, new owners should benefit from the doubt.