The exterior of Romper Room on Maiden Lane. Photo from Yelp.
There is a new place to get a little cray-cray in Union Square: ~ROMPER ROOM~, from scavenger hunt entertainment entrepreneur Joe Garvey. The space (by Craige C. Walters) is very, well, pink, with neon bar seating, an upstairs leopard print room, and bright stained glass windows. There’s a definite retro, femme fatale thing going on, too, with pinup photos on the walls and an exterior evocative of The Birdcage. UrbanDaddy caught the opening first, and shares that all the music will have lyrics and all the drinks will be made in 90 seconds or less. Apparently, themed party nights are also in the works. Current hours are Mon-Wed 5pm-10pm, Thu-Sat, 5pm-2am, closed Sun. 25 Maiden Ln. at Kearny, 415-275-3418.
Curbed reports that after-hours club ~THE ENDUP~ is on the market. Well, not the club itself, but the building it’s housed in (along with its liquor license). This could be trouble for the club, which has been making memories (some, er, hazier than others) since 1973. Since there isn’t a buyer yet, it remains to be seen what will happen if and when the building is purchased. If you’ve ever been curious about the upstairs, with its covered-over windows (what goes ON up there?), you can take a peek at some pics. 401 6th St. at Harrison, 415-646-0999.
Following up on a tip we received, it looks like ~SLOANE~ in SoMa has something going on. Yelpers report its closure, the website is expired, and no one is answering the phone. But the liquor license is still active, albeit with a tax hold. Not sure what’s going on over there, but it looks like something’s up—we’ll let you know when we hear back from one of the partners. 1525 Mission St. at 11th St., 415-621-2085.