They say time flies when you’re having fun and if the last 12 months is anything to go by, we hope you agree. I still can’t believe it’s been a year!
Opening a bar in a recession when bars, pubs and restaurants are closing faster than you can say ‘I’ll have a double Mount Gay Extra Old with ginger beer and plenty of fresh lime (please)’, was always going to be a challenge and it certainly hasn’t been easy. However one principal we’ve always stood by is that if we don’t enjoy it, don’t do it. And I think it’s a pretty good principal to go by, whether it’s the films we show at our Boutique Cinema, the rounds in the monthly Quiz, or the themed nights we organize here we always ask ourselves, “would we want to go to that?”. If the answers ‘no’ then the we know we shouldn’t go ahead with it. Simple! It’s a pretty honest approach after all, selling stuff that you like doesn’t really feel like selling, it’s more like sharing and that’s much more rewarding and dare I say it… fun!
Which brings us on to our first birthday. We wanted to celebrate and we wanted to celebrate BIG and with both of us being massively into our music, what better way to celebrate than getting the legendary Jazzie B from Soul II Soul playing a very intimate set here. It was also an opportunity to thank all our friends, family and regulars, to share the moment and have some much deserved… fun. What a night!
One year however, don’t maketh a bar and we still have a lot of plans but, and I hope you agree (again), we’ve laid some pretty decent foundations on which plenty more can be built. So keep your ears to the ground and your eyes peeled (or just log into Facebook) so you don’t miss out.
Bar-Bados – Carnival Party and Carribean BBQ – Sunday 26th August 2012
Jack Rabbit Slim Live – Saturday 15th September 2012