If you owned a bar or nightclub, what would it be like?

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Adila Adila Profile
Adila Adila , What???, answered

Well It'd play WESTLIFE all day, thats for sure! It would have spotlights, rainbow coloured ones and a turning bar. On one side it'd sell alcohol and the other side Fish & Chips! 

It'd have a black platform with white lights and it would basically be amazing and you'd have to visit.

I'd also have special even nights with tribute bands on Mondays , Friday would be a student night, and Wednesdays the over 30's dance night! With the Charleston and tango in full swing! (We'd also to cool and snazzy parties with glitz and glamour.) Red carpets and glitterballs for the hen do's etc. It'd be an Irish theme, (WL are Irish, I have to incorporate them somewhere!) 

And I nearly forgot a Karaoke night with a OLD proper karoke machine!! Yeeeh! Now thats what you call a real bar! I have a lot more on mind with decor but I have no way to explain.... I'll leave you at that.

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Kathryn Wright
Kathryn Wright commented
Sounds like a great nightclub. Karaoke, fish and chips and themed nights! ticks all of the 'must-have' boxes for me.
Adila Adila
Adila Adila commented
You can't go wrong with Fish & Chips! Its just...not possible! 8)
Ariette Coleman
Ariette Coleman commented
If I will be given the chance to have my own bar or night club, I would have it patterned to the best clubs Hong Kong, Play Club for example. The dance floor should be spacious just like the ones in PC and there should also be a bar on the other that serves different and cool cocktails. And of course, my favorite margarita will never be out of stock. There should be an elevated stage where HK dj can set up the music booth. That would be nice. =)
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Melinda Moore answered

If I owned a nightclub or bar, I'd probably try to make it combine the features of some of my favourite clubs and bars from the past, in my very own designer cocktail. I don't know which I'd choose, though - a nightclub, or a bar - so maybe I could be greedy and have one of each!

My ideal bar

I love traditional French cafe bars, so I'd definitely want my bar to have some of the spirit of La Tartine, a gorgeous bistrot and bar a vins in the Rue de Rivoli in Paris.

The paintwork is yellowing, and it has wonderful mirrors and Art Nouveau lighting, everything one associates with a romantic evening in Paris.

I'd also quite like to have a barman dressed in crisp whites, and who resembled Inspector Clouseau, just a little...

Another Paris bar I'd like to base my own bar on would be La Palette, an archetypal Left Bank wine bar, with a zinc counter and arty clientele.

Art students mix with gallery owners at the bar, and it's not hard to imagine famous painters such as Gauguin and Modigliani drinking there, in days gone by.

At the back, in another room, I might also have a cocktail bar, which I'd base on another Parisian establishment, The Experimental Cocktail Club, or ECC.

I'd ask the bartender to make me a White Lady cocktail at the same time every night...

You can read more about the ECC here.

My nightclub would obviously have to be bigger than my bar, but not too much bigger, and I'd want to base it on a couple of my all-time favourite clubs in London.

I've always loved slightly seedy jazz clubs, so first, I'd take a pinch of Ronnie Scott's in Soho.

I've had some wonderful nights there, and seen some incredible jazz musicians, from B.B. King to Roy Ayers. I love the late-night, laid-back atmosphere.

The other club I'd want to emulate the feel of would be the 100 Club, on London's Oxford Street, during its heyday in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

This club, which was founded in 1942, has always hosted cutting edge music, across an incredible range of genres: From jazzmen like Humphrey Lyttleton to The Clash and The Sex Pistols.

It always had a great vibe, and I used to love going to their Saturday daytime soul sessions, which have since been documented by stylists such as Robert Elms, in his book, "The Way We Wore", along with other London soul venues, such as Crackers on Dean Street.

Finally, I couldn't put the finishing touches to my nightclub without mentioning one of my most-loved (and much-missed) clubs from my current hometown of Norwich, UK: The Jacquard Jazz Club.

The club was hosted in several different venues over the years, and my favourite of those has sadly now been turned into a block of flats, but listening to the soundtrack of this video should give you an idea of the vibe that I'd be after.

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Yo Kass
Yo Kass commented
Love this answer. We should go drinking in London some time, I think I know a few places you might appreciate
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Melinda Moore
Melinda Moore commented
You're on. Though I am a lightweight these days!
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Ariette Coleman answered

If I will be given the chance to have my own bar or night club, I would have it patterned to the best clubs Hong Kong, Play Club for example. The dance floor should be spacious just like the ones in PC and there should also be a bar on the other that serves different and cool cocktails. 

And of course, my favorite margarita will never be out of stock. There should be an elevated stage where HK dj can set up the music booth. That would be nice. =)

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