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Splash Bar Closing.

Does anyone know why they are closing? They use to be the hot spot in NYC. Wha happen?

by Anonymousreply 3308/02/2013

The same reason for every other closing of popular clubs: increased rents.

by Anonymousreply 107/23/2013

The is a country-wide water shortage; they would have to rename it Trickle.

by Anonymousreply 207/23/2013

Seems like its been there forever. They had a good run, a lot longer than many other bars.

by Anonymousreply 407/23/2013

No hot spot stays hot.

by Anonymousreply 507/23/2013

Gorgeous August Saturday. Late afternoon matinee of a new film that opened that weekend called "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" at The Lowes Village 7. Then walk to Splash for a drink. Friends talking about the wonderful movie and the gorgeous bartender chimes that he saw that afternoon too and loved it. Couldn't get any gayer that day.

by Anonymousreply 607/23/2013

Tell me about it, R4

by Anonymousreply 707/23/2013

R6, one of my favorite memories involves seeing Priscilla that night at the same theater - everyone in the audience was gay and had such a wonderful time - then all of my friends and then walking to Splash.

by Anonymousreply 807/23/2013

R6, it's Loew's.

by Anonymousreply 907/23/2013

[quote]They use to be the hot spot in NYC.

Circa 1996??? Splash hasn't been a true hot spot since forever.

by Anonymousreply 1007/23/2013

I know R10, that's so stupid! That's like if someone says Philadelphia used to be the capital of the US. Maybe circa 1776??? Philadelphia hasn't been a true capital since forever.

by Anonymousreply 1107/23/2013

Good. Anything that makes Manhattan more boring and less special is good in my book.

by Anonymousreply 1207/23/2013

Splash has been strictly a cheesy tourist trap for the past 10 or so years. Quite frankly, I'm surprised they lasted this long. Chelsea in general is over and has been for years now.

by Anonymousreply 1307/23/2013

Slow upward movement of the gay mega-bars to Hell's Kitchen, which I really wish would stop - there are already too many cheesy bars there. We don't need a fucking gay bar every single block, guys; it's not like they're that different in the first place - just big rooms with alcohol, men and music.

How about some more decent grocery stores (besides Amish Market) or clothing shops or movie houses or interesting restaurants besides Yum Yum 1,2,3 and 4.

by Anonymousreply 1407/23/2013

I had some fun times there. Why were the bartenders upstairs always so shitty, not even knowing drinks, while the ones downstairs were personable and knowledgeable?

by Anonymousreply 1507/23/2013

It is all part of AC and his beau's plan for complete gay domination.

by Anonymousreply 1607/23/2013

i've always wanted to go to splash bar but atleast i have 2 more tuesdays to go before it closes down forever

by Anonymousreply 1707/25/2013

I haven't been there in almost 10 years.

by Anonymousreply 1807/25/2013

Yep R16, Ben Maisani will probably own ALL the gay bars in NYC in a few years.

by Anonymousreply 1907/25/2013

Didn't one of the owners OD on GHB and die?

by Anonymousreply 2007/25/2013

Drinks got way overprice and everyone has a bottom line

by Anonymousreply 2107/25/2013

One of the owners Brian,had a face that always reminded me of a duck....the lover did die of an OD....lots of after hours sex parties at the bar and huge orgies at their Fire Island house. They were both big whores.

by Anonymousreply 2207/25/2013

You sound jealous, r22!

by Anonymousreply 2307/25/2013

[quote] Wha happen?

GRINDR

by Anonymousreply 2407/25/2013

Splash hosted a Stoli event. Host calls protesters Assholes. Fuck them, glad they are closing.

by Anonymousreply 2507/31/2013

Love with the right people in the way

by Anonymousreply 2707/31/2013

I once lost a contact lens there. Suddenly, everyone looked much more attractive.

by Anonymousreply 2807/31/2013

So long, Musical Mondays!

by Anonymousreply 2907/31/2013

Musical Mondays is moving to XL

by Anonymousreply 3007/31/2013

I wanna hear more about the owners and their sordid lifestyles.

I remember going there during college around 2003 and always getting laid and having a great time. I'd get free drinks/coke from bartenders or guys/girls hitting on me and even slept with some blonde hunk bartender named Mike, who I think became a manager. I got blown on the stage once too. Ahh to be young dumb and hung.

I went there again a few years later post-college/drugs and hated it and haven't been since. Can't say I care about it closing but it does bring back memories.

by Anonymousreply 3107/31/2013

they r opening up and are still constructing a brand new elementary school right next to it. I wonder if that has anything to do with it?

by Anonymousreply 3207/31/2013

Cheers to that Future of America! What's "in" must inevitably go out...otherwise how could it ever have been "in?" Just like joy and sadness..how can you empathize with one, without experiencing the other. Philadelphia = Always In, NYC = Always In. Think Stonewall, think Harvey Milk. The more the merrier, intolerance breeds intolerance. Love them all, embrace them all. You too will eventually be "out" and then what? There is room for all generations. There is also love, and respect. Continue dividing yourself among your own people, and end up alone for life.

by Anonymousreply 3308/02/2013
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