Details on the Rio Grande from the Bon Vivants


Wild Turkey, stripper pole, and a new color scheme. Photo from Bon Vivants.


Tequila. Whiskey. Get ready. Photo from Bon Vivants.

As promised, here are details on ~RIO GRANDE~, the new bar opening as part of the A Temporary Offering project I wrote about last week starting up in the Renoir Hotel.

The Bon Vivants (Scott Baird, Josh Harris) and partner Jason Henton (who is also partnering with Baird and Harris in Trick Dog) have transformed the former Fuel and Etiquette into a Texas roadhouse; the space was heavily repainted with warm tones, although two of the stripper poles remain (the vibe is now very From Dusk Till Dawn). There will be live music (mostly rock and roll), a variety of tequilas and American whiskeys, canned beers, and just a couple of speciality cocktails. Since this is a pop-up bar, it will be open for an indeterminate amount of time—could be nine months, could be more. Follow the bar’s page on Facebook for updates on entertainment and special nights—you know the fellas will have some tricks hidden in their cowboy boots. The bar opens Friday June 1st; hours will be Mon-Wed 5pm-1am and Thu-Sat 5pm-2am. 1108 Market St. at 7th St.