Yelp photo by Chris M.
Things are moving along for the transition of ~TRIPLE CROWN~ into ~REBEL~ from the owners of Polk Street’s Tonic and Bullitt, Duncan Ley and Ben Bleiman, and Truck’s Paul Miller (previously noted on Grub Street). I got a call from Ley, who said they are hosting special events right now, but the grand opening will be on February 28th. The club is going to be getting a rock ‘n’ roll look, with some inspiration from James Dean (à la Rebel Without a Cause), putting in a vintage motorcycle in the club (there will certainly be a lot of posing pics on it) and motorcycle helmets behind the bar. The space is also getting new lighting, a paint job, and other freshening up.
One cool addition is Sneaky’s BBQ is going to be making their barbecue for happy hour and dinner nightly in the kitchen (they bought an indoor smoker)—there’s talk of brunch and late-night service coming later on. As for the after-9pm crowd, when the music and parties kick in, they are going to be catering to a gay crowd with a range of weeklies and monthly parties and promoters. Stand by for more on the programming. And since they can go until 4am, expect some late weekend nights. 1760 Market St. at Octavia.