Remember last month, when we reported on the Brooklyn Bar that raised it’s drinking age to 25 because young people are “Animals”? We postulated that this move might start a trend in the city… well guess what. That trend may be upon us.
An as-yet-unnamed venue, designed for people 35-and-over, will be opening on 161 W. 23rd Street.
The establishment owner, Jeff Wittels told DNAinfo:
“This has been a lifelong dream for me, to open a place like this, […] I’m just excited about bringing back some of the music from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s and having people go out and be able to enjoy it again… instead of going out and hearing house music where you don’t know what’s going on.”
If you’re thinking Mr Wittels missed the memo on the EDM revolution you might be right. “I personally like to hear vocals — people actually singing something” said the bar owner in the same interview.
Now we know what you’re thinking. Wittles isn’t some grumpy old neighbor shaking his fists at the neighborhood youngsters, he did say that he wouldn’t turn away customers under 35. The move is more about attracting a calmer, older, clientele than spurning NYC youth.
Featured image source [Henner Zeller]