Honestly, if you were going to open up a bar any bar what would it be? Would you have a theme? or maybe just a style, a feel? dark wood, maybe. big nice tables a la Brass Monkey? a grungy grimey look? chrome? fifties? sixties? oooh seventies! You could have a neighborhoody type bar, with good beer. Specialty martinis your thing? Why not have a bar with an excellent selection of beverages.
In short - if you're opening your own bar in Manhattan, you could have any bar any bar in the whole wide world.
A little bar just opened up around the corner, much needed in Hell's Kitchen - new bars, I mean. Not that there aren't great bars in Hell's Kitchen, but I'd love a neighborhood establishment I could really sink my teeth into. You know, not too close to the pad (read: cubby hole) not too far away - just right. Casual vibe, nice buy back situation, friendly wait staff, zero 'tude. So we watched with anticipation - sort of - as the empty space next to the weird bar b que place on 9th avenue started to transform. Fairly quickly we knew something was not quite right because of the rainbow curtains in the storefront windows. Then the bar donned a CIRCUS sign out front decorated with, you guessed it, a clown. Yeah, a clown.
So the bar is okay, you know, whatever, pretty space, okay bartenders, nice-seeming crowd. But there are free peanuts on the bar and you just throw the shells on the beautiful new wood floor.
It's a circus, people. Get it? A circus.