Because what would Bushwick be if another bar wasn’t opening? This time, the drinking outpost is offering some form of clout thanks to its semi-famous owner, Robbie Grooveplate, former lead singer (and occasional panhandler) of the now “taking some time off” band, Dirty Slores.
It is is perhaps with a combination of local record sale proceeds and panhandling money that Grooveplate has been able to garner enough funds to open what he hopes will be “a place electropop people can go to listen to music that doesn’t suck and get drunk.” He also wants to offer electropop-themed bar food, like Soft Cell Crab, Mighty Amuse Boosh and Depeche Loaded Fries.
“I think people are going to have a really unique experience when they come here–like way more unique than the ten other bars along this block offering food and alcohol as well. And we’re also going to have surprise performances by Dirty Slores and other incarnations of our band, so there’s another draw,” Grooveplate added. The bar, tentatively to be called Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, is set to open in early November.
Written by Genna Rivieccio