We checked Pop Bar out, and it really is different from anything we’ve encountered. The theme and decor pays homage to local artists, and everything – from the walls to the bar top – is covered in art.
The facade and large murals were created by famous Japanese artist Shiro – and they pop against the chandeliers hand-designed by owner Jeremy Osslund.
Yes One did the arrow pieces, as well as the bar top – and the huge Pop Bar wall mural.
Japanese block printer created this piece – made from a carved wood block. Think an ink stamp…but much larger. Seriously, this piece is huge.
And, one of the most intricate parts of pop bar, is their comic book mural – made with more than 700 hand torn pages. A ridiculous amount of work, that seriously looks old school.
Another cool aspect is that all the art on the walls is up for sale, and will be switched out every two months – a lot of the art being from MoMA PS1. (The canvas art…not the murals…those don’t come off…easily).
Behind Pop Bar is a cozy outdoor lounge, and we can see it being a great night time spot – it would look beautiful all lit up with candles. There will be a huge screen pulled down to project movies on to, making for awesome outdoor movie nights.
To celebrate their grand opening, Pop Bar is having their first annual hot dog eating contest. The winner will receive bragging rights (Hey Mom, guess how many hot dogs I ate today!), along with Pop Bar themed prizes. There’s also going to be a show with local band Another Dead Clown, with more acts to be announced.
There’s only going to be weekly events, such as Monday’s “Now that’s what I call karaoke,” nights – which will be karaoke with live guitar and vocal accompaniment, and Wednesday “Date Night,” specials – 12 Korean wings and a bottle of champagne. Happy Hour will be every weekday from 5 to 8, and features $1 wings, $5 wells, pints and $20 pitchers.
Pop Bar seems like a seriously cool place, and we can’t wait to see it in full swing!