Bar Fluxus, an Artsy New Downtown Bar, Opening Saturday December 10th

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Seating and a view at Bar Fluxus. Photo courtesy of Bar Fluxus.

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Seating at Bar Fluxus. Photo courtesy of Bar Fluxus.

The Hotel Des Arts has a new bar that is opening this weekend, ~BAR FLUXUS~. It’s a spacious one, with capacity for 176, and it’s going to feature cocktails, plus music (spanning all genres) and live entertainment, including literary readings, bands, and performance art. There’s even a baby grand piano and a stage. Anyone who is a fan of John Cage or Yoko Ono will likely understand what the Fluxus name is referring to—the experimental art movement in the 1960s. The team is trying to infuse our local scene with some fun, art, and spark.

Partners in the project include Mike Spike Krouse (Madrone Lounge), Ludo Racinet (previously owner of Tunnel Top), and Jean Michel Fabregon (Tunnel Top, Michel Bistro). Cocktails are from Bottom of the Barrel’s Matt Grippo and Shirley Brooks, and Ella Johnson is behind the wine list.

The creative and playful space was designed in collaboration with Jonathan Siegel (Viracocha) and is full of eclectic furnishings and installations—get ready to see something completely different. The soft opening is this Saturday December 10th, 7pm-11pm, with live music with Jenny Kerr Band, Misisipi Mike, and the Keller Sisters, and then DJ Sonny Phono is coming on at 11pm. Regular hours will be 3pm-2am. 447 Bush St. at Grant.